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Media Contact:Karen Kreeger | karen.kreeger@uphs.upenn.edu | 215-349-5658November 5, 2015

Transparent Zebrafish Reveal How Axons Regenerate on a Proper Path, Finds Penn Study

When peripheral nerves are damaged and their vital synaptic paths are disrupted, they have the ability to regenerate and reestablish lost connections. But what about when a nerve is severed completely, its original route lost?

Why Drug Prices Spike and What Patients Can Do About It

November 4, 2015

Mark Pauly of the Wharton School and Joshua Liao of the Perelman School of Medicine co-author an article addressing sudden increases in specialty drug costs.

Article Source: Philly.com

The Black-white Sleep Gap

October 23, 2015

John Hogenesch of the Perelman School of Medicine talks about researching clock genes in mammals.

Article Source: National Journal
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Media Contact:Lee-Ann Donegan | leeann.donegan@uphs.upenn.edu | 215-349-5660November 3, 2015

Brain's Hippocampus Is Essential Structure for All Aspects of Recognition Memory, Penn Medicine Researchers Find

The hippocampus, a brain structure known to play a role in memory and spatial navigation, is essential to one’s ability to recognize previously encountered events, objects, or people – a phenomenon known as recognition memory – according to new research from the departments of Neurosurgery and Psychology in the Perelman School of Medicine at the Unive

Media Contact:Greg Richter | gregory.richter@uphs.upenn.edu | 215-614-1937November 4, 2015

Penn Study Shows Evidence-based Practice Model Can Help Hospitals Crunch Data to Deliver Best Care

Amid continued pressures to minimize errors and cut costs, hospitals are continuing to scramble to find solutions to problems plaguing health systems nationwide. 

Hippocampus Essential for Recognition Memory, Study Shows

November 4, 2015

Maxwell Merkow of the Perelman School of Medicine is quoted on his study that addresses the issue of where in the brain recognition takes place.

Article Source: Medical News Today

Scientists Create Functional Tissue Implant With Intricate Blood Vessel Network

November 4, 2015

The Perelman School of Medicine’s Pavan Atluri’s research on growing replacement tissues and organs for transplantation is highlighted.

Why Drug Prices Spike and What Patients Can Do About It

November 4, 2015

Joshua M. Liao of the Perelman School of Medicine and Mark V. Pauly of the Wharton School authored an article about how to handle large fluctuations in the price of prescription medicine.

Article Source: Philadelphia Inquirer

‘Smart Drugs’ Are Here – Should College Students Be Allowed to Use Them?

November 3, 2015

Anjan Chatterjee of the Perelman School of Medicine argues in favor of college students being allowed to use “smart drugs.”

Article Source: Washington Post

Marriage May Bolster Recovery From Surgery

November 2, 2015

Mark Neuman of the Perelman School of Medicine says, “It’s important to look at patients in their environment, including their social supports, in developing interventions that could potentially improve outcomes.”

Article Source: New York Times