When ICU Beds Are Scarce, Doctors’ Goals Change

March 15, 2012

Scott Halpern of the Perelman School of Medicine shares his thoughts about intensive-care-unit bed scarcity.

Article Source: Chicago Tribune

Audio: Court Date: The Insurance Mandate on Trial

March 15, 2012

Mark Pauly of the Wharton School discusses the history of the evolution of the health insurance mandate idea.

Article Source: Newsworks
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Media Contact:Karen Kreeger | Karen.kreeger@uphs.upenn.edu | 215-349-5658March 15, 2012

Genetic Variation in Human Gut Viruses Could Be Raw Material for Inner Evolution, Penn Study Finds

A growing body of evidence underscores the importance of human gut bacteria in modulating human health, metabolism, and disease. Yet bacteria are only part of the story. Viruses that infect those bacteria also shape who we are. Frederic D.

Media Contact:Katie Delach | Katie.Delach@uphs.upenn.edu | 215-349-5964March 14, 2012

Penn-Developed Online Cancer Resource Launches Redesign, New Features for Patients, Caregivers

OncoLink®, a free cancer information website developed by experts at the University of Pennsylvania's Abramson Cancer Center has launched a redesigned website based on the search habits and feedback from patients, caregivers and health care providers who use the site. Enhanced, interactive features provide access the most up-to-date information on cancers of all kinds, and allows users to develop personalized survivorship plans, and review the latest cancer research more easily.

Nursing Professionals Work to Revamp Traditional Images

March 13, 2012

Victoria Rich of the Perelman School of Medicine and Matthew McHugh of the School of Nursing discuss the perception of nursing professionals.

Article Source: Newsworks

More College Students May Be Asked to Declare Sexual Orientation

March 14, 2012

Penn is cited for reaching out to admitted applicants who identify as gay.

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Media Contact:Karen Kreeger | Karen.kreeger@uphs.upenn.edu | 215-349-5658March 13, 2012

Potential Alzheimer's Drug Slows Damage and Symptoms in Animal Model, According to Penn Study

A study published this week in the Journal of Neuroscience shows that the compound epothilone D (EpoD) is effective in preventing further neurological damage and improving cognitive performance in a mouse model of Alzheimer's disease (AD). The results establish how the drug might be used in early-stage AD patients.

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Media Contact:Jill DiSanto | jdisanto@upenn.edu | 215-898-4820March 13, 2012

PennCycle Launches Pilot Bicycling Program

PHILADELPHIA – PennCycle, a University of Pennsylvania student-led shared bicycle pilot program housed in Penn Student Agencies, will host a kick-off event Friday, March 16, from noon to 4 p.m. at Hill Field, 34th and Chestnut streets.

The event includes free test rides on PennCycle bikes, PennCycle subscription sign-ups, free food from local restaurants including Jimmy John’s, coffee and treats from Penn Student Agencies vendors and a student disc jockey.

Video: What’s Ahead for Fannie and Freddie?

March 12, 2012

Susan Wachter of the Wharton School discusses the future of the real estate industry.

Article Source: Fox Business

States Hit Hardest by Housing Now Lead Jobs Recovery

March 11, 2012

Kathleen Hall Jamieson of the Annenberg Public Policy Center comments on how voters’ views of improving local economies would benefit President Obama’s re-election campaign.

Article Source: MoneyNews