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A Powerful and Undetectable New Kind of Doping May Be Happening at the Olympics

February 19, 2014

H. Lee Sweeney of the Perelman School of Medicine says, “The world may be about to watch one of its last Olympic Games without genetically enhanced athletes.”

Article Source: Business Insider

Making a Better DNA Vaccine by Raising the Alarm

February 18, 2014

David Weiner of the Perelman School of Medicine is quoted about DNA vaccines.

A Genetic History Exciting, and Tragic

February 16, 2014

Anjali Tiku Owens of the Perelman School of Medicine comments on cardiomyopathy.

Article Source: Philadelphia Inquirer

Study: Mental Illness Linked to Higher HIV Risk

February 14, 2014

Michael Blank of the Perelman School of Medicine is featured for researching the link between mental illness and HIV risk.

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Media Contact:Katie Delach | Katie.Delach@uphs.upenn.edu | 215-349-5964February 17, 2014

Penn Medicine Launches Nationwide "Impressions of Philadelphia" Photography Contest

Penn Medicine, in partnership with the Center for Emerging Visual Artists, today announced a new opportunity for photographers to have their work displayed in a unique setting.

Kids With ADHD Can Train Their Brains, Study Finds

February 17, 2014

Anthony Rostain of the Perelman School of Medicine comments on a study of ADHD treatment for children.

Article Source: NBC News

Start-up Opens Digital Door for Students With Autism

February 16, 2014

David Mandell of the Perelman School of Medicine shares his thoughts on a start-up company, Autism Expressed.

Article Source: Philadelphia Inquirer
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Media Contact:Lee-Ann Donegan | leeann.donegan@uphs.upenn.edu | 215-349-5660February 14, 2014

Penn Study Finds Topiramate Reduces Heavy Drinking Among Patients Seeking to Cut Down on Alcohol Consumption

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Researchers at Pereleman School of Penn Medicine have shown that topiramate can be helpful in treating problem drinkers whose aim is to curb their alcohol consumption – particularly among a specific group of patients whose genetic makeup appears to be linked to the efficacy of the therapy.

Heavy drinking is common in the United States and takes a personal and societal toll, with an annual estimated cost of $223.5 billion due to losses in workplace productivity, health care and criminal justice expenses.

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Media Contact:Steve Graff | stephen.graff@uphs.upenn.edu | 215-349-5653February 14, 2014

Mental Health Patients up to Four Times More Likely to Be Infected with HIV, Penn Medicine Study Finds

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People receiving mental health care are up to four times more likely to be infected with HIV than the general population, according to a new study published Feb. 13 in the American Journal of Public Health from researchers at Penn Medicine and other institutions who tested over 1,000 patients in care in Philadelphia and Baltimore.

People receiving mental health care are up to four times more likely to be infected with HIV than the general population, according to a new study published Feb.

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Media Contact:Kim Menard | kim.menard@uphs.upenn.edu | 215-662-6183February 11, 2014

Teledermatology App System Offers Efficiencies and Can Reliably Prioritize Inpatient Consults

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A new Penn Medicine study shows that remote consultations from dermatologists using a secure smart phone app are reliable at prioritizing care for hospitalized patients with skin conditions.

A new Penn Medicine study shows that remote consultations from dermatologists using a secure smart phone app are reliable at prioritizing care for hospitalized patients with skin conditions.