Gym, Check. Diet, Check. Face, Lift.

May 24, 2011

David Sarwer of the Perelman School of Medicine comments on men and cosmetic surgery.

Article Source: Wall Street Journal

Dentists Hesitate to Treat Kids on Medicaid, Study Says

May 23, 2011

Karin Rhodes of the Perelman School of Medicine is cited for her research about children on Medicaid being more likely to be denied emergency dental care than those with private insurance.

Article Source: FOXNews.com

Democrats Distort Newt Gingrich’s Medicare Comments – Again

May 20, 2011

Brooks Jackson of the Annenberg Public Policy Center’s FactCheck.org is cited for addressing tactics used in ads about Medicare.

Article Source: U.S. News & World Report

Eight Glasses of Water a Day? Maybe Not

May 13, 2011

Stanley Goldfarb and Dan Negoianu of the Perelman School of Medicine address urban myths about water consumption.

Article Source: Philly.com
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Media Contact:Karen Kreeger | Karen.kreeger@uphs.upenn.edu | 215-349-5658May 19, 2011

Predicting the Fate of Personalized Cells Next Step Towards New Therapies, Penn Study Suggests

Discovering the step-by-step details of the path embryonic cells take to develop into their final tissue type is the clinical goal of many stem cell biologists.

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Media Contact:Kim Menard | Kim.menard@uphs.upenn.edu | 215-662-6183May 19, 2011

Penn's Neurodegenerative Disease Research Center Collaborates to Improve Alzheimer's Monitoring

Penn's Center for Neurodegenerative Disease Research (CNDR) will partner with Johnson & Johnson Pharmaceutical Research and Development, L.L.C., (J&JPRD) to develop algorithms that can identify changes in biomarkers related to disease diagnosis and for monitoring disease progression.

Should Drug Companies Get to See What Your Doctor Is Prescribing?

May 17, 2011

Zachary Meisel of the School of Medicine offers his perspective on a challenge of a Vermont law.

Article Source: Time

Should Scientists Take Military Money?

May 15, 2011

Jonathan Moreno of the School of Medicine comments on the militarization of neuroscience.

An Apology’s Healing Power

May 17, 2011

Arthur Caplan of the School of Medicine writes an op-ed on the power and significance of apologies.

Article Source: Philadelphia Inquirer
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Media Contact:Karen Kreeger | karen.kreeger@uphs.upenn.edu | 215-349-5658May 16, 2011

Penn: No Increase in Severe Cardiovascular Events for Children, Adolescents on ADHD Medications

Despite recent concerns that medications for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) could increase the risk of cardiovascular events in children and adolescents, an observational study conducted by researchers at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania and HealthCore Inc. finds they are no more likely to die from a severe cardiovascular event than those who do not take the drugs.