Stem Cells Helped Heal a Dog’s Crippling Injuries – Maybe

October 3, 2011

John Gearhart and George Costarelis of the Perelman School of Medicine comment on stem cell treatments.

Article Source: Philadelphia Inquirer

Caregivers Regret Angry Words Born of Frustration

October 3, 2011

Margaret Lazar of the Perelman School of Medicine says, “People hold themselves to an almost inhuman standard” when caring for a dying loved one.

Article Source: Philadelphia Inquirer

Check Up: The Numbers of Uninsured Affect Care for Those With Coverage

October 3, 2011

Mark Pauly of the Wharton School is cited for his study of health-care coverage.

Article Source: Philadelphia Inquirer
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Media Contact:Evan Lerner | elerner@upenn.edu | 215-573-6604October 3, 2011

Penn Researchers Find a New Twist in a Blindness-causing Disease Gene

PHILADELPHIA — After more than three decades of research, University of Pennsylvania veterinarians and vision-research scientists, with associates at Cornell University, have identified a gene responsible for a blindness-inducing disease that afflicts dogs. In the process, the Penn scientists may have discovered clues about how retinal cells, and perhaps even neurons, can be regenerated.

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Media Contact:Jacquie Posey | | 215-898-6460September 30, 2011

Penn: U.S. Obesity Epidemic Contributes to Its Poor International Ranking in Life Expectancy


PHILADELPHIA -- The United States has the highest prevalence of obesity, measured by body mass index, and one of the lowest life expectancies among high-income countries.  A new study by researchers at the University of Pennsylvania directly links America’s high obesity rate to the country’s lower longevity ranking compared to other high-income countries. 

Insurance Companies Seek Profits In-Network

September 22, 2011

Arthur Caplan of the Perelman School of Medicine shares his views on insurance companies seeking profits in-network.

Article Source: BusinessWeek

Nip/Tuck Nightmare: The Dangerous New World of Cosmetic Surgery

September 29, 2011

Joseph Serletti of the Perelman School of Medicine comments on the dangers of cosmetic surgery.

Article Source: Health.com

Inspiring Portrait of Down Syndrome at Odds With Perfect Baby Pursuit

September 29, 2011

Arthur Caplan of the Perelman School of Medicine shares his commentary about children born with Down syndrome.

Article Source: MSNBC
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Media Contact:Karen Kreeger | Karen.Kreeger@uphs.upenn.edu | 215-349-5658September 28, 2011

Penn Receives $12.5 Million From NIH to Speed Discovery to Patient Care

PHILADELPHIA —Three labs from the University of Pennsylvania have received $12.5 million from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) as part of its $143.8 million national grant program to challenge the scientific status quo with innovative ideas that have the potential to speed the translation of medical research into improved health for the American public.

Study Finds Need for Doctors in Lower NE Phila.

September 28, 2011

David Grande of the Perelman School of Medicine comments on the difficulty of figuring out where doctors practice.

Article Source: Philadelphia Inquirer