Brain Stimulation Holds Promise in Autism Treatment

September 24, 2015

Michael Platt of the Perelman School of Medicine, the Wharton School and the School of Arts & Sciences comments on the potential benefits of transcranial magnetic stimulation.

Article Source: Newsweek
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Media Contact:Karen Kreeger | | 215-349-5658September 17, 2015

Cancer Doesn't Sleep: The Myc Oncogene Disrupts Circadian Rhythm and Metabolism in Cancer Cells, Finds New Penn Study

Myc is a cancer-causing gene responsible for disrupting the normal 24-hour internal rhythm and metabolic pathways in cancer cells, found a team led by researchers from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania. Postdoctoral fellow Brian Altman, PhD, and doctoral student Annie Hsieh, MD, both from the lab of senior author Chi Van Dang, MD, PhD, director of the Abramson Cancer Center, study body clock proteins associated with cancer cells.

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Media Contact:Steve Graff | | 215-349-5653September 16, 2015

Penn Team Pinpoints Immune Changes in Blood of Melanoma Patients on PD-1 Drugs That Put Potential Biomarker within Reach

A simple blood test can detect early markers of “reinvigorated” T cells and track immune responses in metastatic melanoma patients after initial treatment with the anti-PD-1 drug pembrolizumab, researchers from the Abramson Cancer Center of the University of Pennsylvania report in new research being presented at the inaugural CRI-CIMT-EATI-AACR International Cancer Immunotherapy Conference.

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Media Contact:Steve Graff | | 215-349-5653September 16, 2015

Multiple Myeloma Patients More Vulnerable to 'Financial Toxicity' Due to Expensive, Longer Courses of Treatments, Penn Study Finds

Even patients with health insurance who have multiple myeloma may be vulnerable to “financial toxicity” – including those who make over $100,000 a year – because of the higher use of novel therapeutics and extended duration of myeloma treatment, researchers from 

Media Contact:Karen Kreeger | | 215-349-5658September 15, 2015

Penn Study Demonstrates Genes' Major Role in Skin and Organ Development

Knocking out one or both crucial regulatory genes caused cleft lip, skin barrier defects, and a host of other developmental problems in mice, according to new research from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, hinting that abnormalities in these molecular pathways could underlie many birth defects that are presently not well understood.

Stress Fracture Could Portend Female Athlete Triad

September 28, 2015

Kate Temme of the Perelman School of Medicine explains the importance of energy availability during the female athlete triad.

Article Source: Philadelphia Inquirer

Study Aims to Decode Final Words of the Dying

September 28, 2015

Matthew Mendlik of the Perelman School of Medicine comments on the final words of the dying.

Article Source: Philadelphia Inquirer

Do MOOCs Help?

September 23, 2015


Ezekiel Emanuel of the Perelman School of Medicine and the Wharton School is among the authors of a report on massive open online courses.

Article Source: Inside Higher Ed

Vaccine Offers New Hope for Removing Precancerous Cervical Lesions

September 21, 2015


David Weiner of the Perelman School of Medicine is mentioned for developing a vaccine that could help avoid damaging cervical treatments.

Article Source: Chicago Tribune

Dr. Carson, Dr. Paul, Meet Dr. Hippocrates

September 18, 2015


Jonathan Moreno of the Perelman School of Medicine and the School of Arts & Sciences critiques doctors who become politicians.

Article Source: Huffington Post