Considering Vaccine as Public Responsibility

June 24, 2011

Arthur Caplan of the Perelman School of Medicine says, “In the United States, personal medicine has dominated public health.”

Article Source: Philadelphia Inquirer

Audio: N.J. Woman Has Been Beating Cancer for More than 30 Years

June 23, 2011

Joseph Carver of the Perelman School of Medicine comments on doctors’ increased focus on the long-term effects of cancer treatment.

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Media Contact:Karen Kreeger | karen.kreeger@uphs.upenn.edu | 215-349-5658June 22, 2011

Next Generation Gene Therapy: Penn Study Shows Potential of Gene Vector to Broaden Eye-Disease Treatment

Philadelphia — Inspired by earlier successes using gene therapy to correct an inherited type of blindness, investigators from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, are poised to extend their approach to other types of blinding disorders.

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Media Contact:Kim Menard | Kim.menard@uphs.upenn.edu | (215) 200-2312June 19, 2011

New Genes for Risk and Progression of Rare Brain Disease Identified in Penn-led Study

Philadelphia — There are new genetic clues on risk factors and biological causes of a rare neurodegenerative disease called progressive supranuclear palsy (PSP), according to a new study from an international genetics team led by researchers from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania. In the largest genetics study of the disease, three new genes associated with risk for PSP were identified and two additional genetic variants affecting risk for PSP were confirmed.

The Rules of Marriage Often Change After Bariatric Surgery

June 21, 2011

David Sarwer of the School of Arts and Sciences discusses why someone might get a divorce after having bariatric surgery.

Article Source: Detroit Free Press

Getting Graphic to Try to Convince People to Quit Smoking

June 21, 2011

Dan Romer of the Annenberg Public Policy Center and Joseph Cappella of the Annenberg School for Communication share their views on graphic images used to help people quit smoking.

Study Discovers How Microbes Make it Past Tight Spaces Between Cells

June 17, 2011

Jeffrey Weiser and post-doctoral research Thomas Clarke of the Perelman School of Medicine are cited for their research on microbes.

Article Source: Infection Control Today

Medicaid Deserves More Respect

June 17, 2011

Robert Field of the Wharton School shares his opinion on Medicaid.

Article Source: Philly.com

Michael Steele in a Dress?

June 16, 2011

Annenberg Public Policy Center’s FactCheck.org is cited for declaring DNC Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz’s statements on Medicare “simply wrong.”

Article Source: Wall Street Journal

Many Multivitamins Don’t Have Nutrients Claimed in Label

June 17, 2011

Michael Cirigliano of the Perelman School of Medicine comments on digesting too much vitamin A.

Article Source: MSNBC.com