Health & Medicine

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Africans’ Ability to Digest Milk Co-evolved With Livestock Domestication

March 13, 2014

Sarah Tishkoff of the Perelman School of Medicine and the School of Arts and Sciences and postdoc student Alessia Ranciaro are featured for their research that ties Africans’ lactose tolerance to the spread of cattle raising.

Article Source: Smithsonian.com

Smoking Withdrawal Changes Brain Network Connectivity, Penn Team Finds

March 12, 2014

Research led by Caryn Lerman of the Perelman School of Medicine is highlighted.

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Media Contact:Steve Graff | stephen.graff@uphs.upenn.edu | 215-349-5653March 12, 2014

Nicotine Withdrawal Weakens Brain Connections Tied to Self-Control Over Cigarette Cravings, Penn Study Finds

People who try to quit smoking often say that kicking the habit makes the voice inside telling them to light up even louder, but why people succumb to those cravings so often has never been fully understood.  Now, a new brain imaging study in this week’s JAMA Psychiatry from scientists in Penn Medicine and the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) Intramural Research Pro

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Media Contact:Karen Kreeger | Karen.kreeger@uphs.upenn.edu | 215-349-5658March 12, 2014

Penn Study: Protein Key to Cell Motility Has Implications for Stopping Cancer Metastasis

“Cell movement is the basic recipe of life, and all cells have the capacity to move,” says Roberto Dominguez, PhD, professor of Physiology at the Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania.

Regulate E-cigarettes

March 12, 2014

Frank Leone of the Perelman School of Medicine co-authors an article about regulating e-cigarettes.

Article Source: Philly.com

Study Finds Veterans Use Opioids for Long-term Pain Management

March 10, 2014

Michael Ashburn of the Perelman School of Medicine suggests that more physician training is needed on how to properly use medication to treat pain.

Audio: Affordable Care Act Isn’t Perfect, but It’s a ‘Pretty Good Structure’

March 8, 2014

Ezekiel Emanuel of the Perelman School of Medicine and the Wharton School discusses the quality of the Affordable Care Act.

Article Source: National Public Radio

Audio: Alzheimer’s Blood Test Raises Ethical Questions

March 9, 2014

Jason Karlawish of the Perelman School of Medicine says, “Knowing their risk of developing cognitive impairment is very relevant to making plans around retirement and where they live.”

Article Source: National Public Radio

Inside the Making of Obamacare

March 7, 2014

Ezekiel Emanuel of the Perelman School of Medicine and the Wharton School writes about the internal struggles to develop the Affordable Care Act.

Article Source: Wall Street Journal
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Media Contact:Karen Kreeger | Karen.kreeger@uphs.upenn.edu | 215-349-5658March 10, 2014

Cellular Alchemy: Penn Study Shows How to Make Insulin-Producing Cells from Gut Cells

Destruction of insulin-producing beta cells in the pancreas is at the heart of type 1 and type 2 diabetes. “We are looking for ways to make new beta cells for these patients to one day replace daily insulin injections,” says Ben Stanger, MD, PhD, assistant professor of Medicine in the Division of Gastroenterology, Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania.