Stay Awake, Comrades

April 15, 2012

Jonathan Moreno of the Perelman School of Medicine and the School of Arts and Sciences contributes his views on the Chinese Army’s anti-sleep pill.

Article Source: Psychology Today

Penn Researcher Says Brief Intervention Could Help Suicidal Patients Stay Safer

April 16, 2012

Gregory Brown of the Perelman School of Medicine has developed a safety intervention plan for patients who might be suicidal.

Article Source: Newsworks
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Media Contact:Katherine Unger Baillie | kbaillie@upenn.edu | 215-898-9194April 17, 2012

Five Penn Professors Elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences

PHILADELPHIA — Five professors from the University of Pennsylvania are among the 220 elected to the 2012 class of members of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.

One of the nation’s most prestigious honorary societies, the Academy is also a leading center for independent policy research. The current membership includes some of the world's most accomplished leaders from academia, business, public affairs, the humanities and the arts.

Parents of Kids With Cancer No More Likely to Break Up

April 13, 2012

Anne Kazak of the Perelman School of Medicine discusses the relationships of parents of children with cancer.

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Hugo Chavez Ahead in Venezuela Presidential Race Even as He Fights Cancer, Prays for Life

April 12, 2012

Steve Hahn of the Perelman School of Medicine comments on Hugo Chavez’s health.

Article Source: Washinton Post

Study Highlights Limits to Gene-based Medicine

April 6, 2012

Timothy Rebbeck of the Perelman School of Medicine comments on a study revealing restrictions to gene-based medicine.

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Is Science Getting Easier, Harder or Both?

April 6, 2012

Jonathan Moreno of the Perelman School of Medicine and the School of Arts and Sciences shares his comments about finding answers to difficult science questions.

Article Source: Psychology Today

Will We Ever Have a Fool-proof Lie Detector?

April 7, 2012

Daniel Langleben of the Perelman School of Medicine is cited for studying the limitations of lie detectors.

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Media Contact:Holly Auer | holly.auer@uphs.upenn.edu | 215-349-5659April 9, 2012

Penn Study: Breast Cancer Patients Suffer Treatment-related Side Effects Long After Completing Care

More than 60 percent of breast cancer survivors report at least one treatment-related complication even six years after their diagnosis, according to a new study led by a researcher from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania. The findings are part of a special issue of Cancer devoted to exploring the physical late effects of breast cancer treatment and creating strategies to prevent, monitor for, and treat these conditions in the nation's 2.6 million survivors of the disease.

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Media Contact:Karen Kreeger | Karen.kreeger@uphs.upenn.edu | 215-349-5658April 6, 2012

Penn Study Cautions Use of Drugs to Block 'Niacin Flush' in Heart Patients

Niacin, or vitamin B3, is the one approved drug that elevates "good" cholesterol (high density lipoprotein, HDL) while depressing "bad" cholesterol (low density lipoprotein , LDL), and has thereby attracted much attention from patients and physicians. Niacin keeps fat from breaking down, and so obstructs the availability of LDL building blocks.