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Media Contact:Karen Kreeger | Karen.kreeger@uphs.upenn.edu | 215-349-5658September 20, 2012

Penn Study Documents Women's Experiences with Chromosome Abnormalities Found in Prenatal Test

PHILADELPHIA — We often hear that “knowledge is power.” But, that isn’t always the case, especially when the knowledge pertains to the health of an unborn child, with murky implications, at best. A new study, led by researchers from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, begins to document this exception to the general rule. 

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Media Contact:Katherine Unger Baillie | kbaillie@upenn.edu | 215-898-9194September 20, 2012

Queer Bioethics Comes to Life at Penn

PHILADELPHIA — It’s not every day that a new academic discipline is born. But that’s exactly what happened in 2010, when the Project on Bioethics, Sexuality and Gender Identity — or “Queer Bioethics,” for short — came to life at the University of Pennsylvania.

Educational Tool Helps Residents Learn Value-based Care

September 19, 2012

Mitesh Patel of the Perelman School of Medicine says, “Our model can be used to train young physicians to assess the benefits of medical interventions, with the goal of selecting those that generate high value and reduce unnecessary costs.”

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Schools Should Prepare for Allergies

September 17, 2012

Terri Faye Brown-Whitehorn of the Perelman School of Medicine outlines the importance of schools preparing for students’ allergies.

Article Source: Philly.com

Penn Connects 2.0: Envisioning the Future

In 2006, Penn had a vision.

Anne Papageorge, Penn’s vice president for Facilities and Real Estate Services, says the first phase of the campus blueprint, called Penn Connects, made the goals of President Amy Gutmann’s Penn Compact real.

Calming Powers of Chamomile Put to the Test

September 11, 2012

Jun Mao of the Perelman School of Medicine shares thoughts on his study on the effects of pharmaceutical-strength chamomile.

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Research Continues on NFL Players’ Health Issues

September 8, 2012

Les Shaw of the Perelman School of Medicine comments on Penn researchers studying the aftermath of concussions associated with football injuries.

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Luring Students Into Family Medicine

September 9, 2012

Marjorie Bowman of the Perelman School of Medicine comments on medical students who end up working in primary care.

Article Source: New York Times
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Media Contact:Katherine Unger Baillie | kbaillie@upenn.edu | 215-898-9194September 10, 2012

Penn Team Finds Key Molecules Involved in Forming Long-term Memories

PHILADELPHIA — How does one’s experience of an event get translated into a memory that can be accessed months, even years later? A team led by University of Pennsylvania scientists has come closer to answering that question, identifying key molecules that help convert short-term memories into long-term ones. These proteins may offer a target for drugs that can enhance memory, alleviating some of the cognitive symptoms that characterize conditions including schizophrenia, depression and Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s diseases.

Video: Stand Up to Cancer

September 4, 2012

Peter O’Dwyer of the Perelman School of Medicine shares information about Penn’s Abramson Cancer Center and the Stand Up to Cancer telethon.

Article Source: NBC10 Philadelphia