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Can Frat Brothers Be Taught to Drink Less? Not So Easily, Study Says. May 23, 2016 | Washington Post

Charles O’Brien of the Perelman School of Medicine comments on college students failing to recognize alcohol as a drug.

Why ‘Three-parent Embryo’ Procedure Could Fail May 19, 2016 | Science

Douglas Wallace of the Perelman School of Medicine is quoted about a mitochondrial replacement technique.

Commentary: We Need Unbiased Medical Exams for Presidential Candidates May 17, 2016 | Chicago Tribune

Jonathan Moreno of the Perelman School of Medicine and the School of Arts & Sciences co-authors an article about the need for unbiased medical exams for presidential candidates.

University of Pennsylvania Study Finds Frustration in Figuring Out the Cost of X-rays at Hospitals May 16, 2016 | PhillyVoice.com

Mindy Yang Licurse of the Perelman School of Medicine is quoted about co-authoring a study about the cost difference of x-rays when taken at private imaging centers or hospitals.

The Healthiest Weight Might Actually Be ‘Overweight,’ Massive Study Finds May 16, 2016 | Science Alert

Rexford Ahima of the Perelman School of Medicine comments on a healthy weight and says, “BMI as a number alone may not be sufficient to predict health and risk of death.”