Video: Penn Docs Race to End Alzheimer’s

March 31, 2011

John Trojanowski and Virginia Lee of the School of Medicine are featured for their research to slow the onset of Alzheimer’s disease.

Article Source: WTXF-TV (Philadelphia)

Michael Phillips, MD Discusses Allergies on #abcDrBChat

March 29, 2011

Michael Phillips of the School of Medicine hosts an online Twitter chat about allergies.

Article Source: Storify beta

Many Don’t Take Prescriptions Because of Cost

March 30, 2011

Karin Rhodes of the School of Medicine comments on patients who refrain from prescribed medicine due to costs.

Article Source: Reuters

Study Finds Conflicts of Interest Among Medical Panelists

March 28, 2011

James Kirkpatrick of the School of Medicine comments on private financial conflicts of interest among physicians.

Article Source: New York Times

Medicare in Spotlight on Cancer Drug

March 29, 2011

Mark Pauly of the Wharton School comments on the cost of treatment versus the benefit of a drug.

Article Source: Politico

Local Decline in Number of Organ Donors

March 29, 2011

Arthur Caplan of the School of Medicine shares his perspective on a recent decline in organ donors.

Article Source: Philadelphia Inquirer
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Media Contact:Jessica Mikulski | jessica.mikulski@uphs.upenn.edu | 215-349-8369March 28, 2011

Researchers Explore Conflicts of Interest in Development of Cardiovascular Practice Guidelines

A new analysis by researchers at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine of recent cardiology clinical practice guidelines has found that more than half of the experts involved in the development of these guidelines reported a conflict of interest (COI).

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Media Contact:Kim Menard | kim.menard@uphs.upenn.edu | 215-662-6183 March 28, 2011

Deciphering Hidden Code Reveals Brain Activity

By combining sophisticated mathematical techniques more commonly used by spies instead of scientists with the power and versatility of functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI), a Penn neurologist has developed a new approach for studying the inner workings of the brain. A hidden pattern is encoded in the seemingly random order of things presented to a human subject, which the brain reveals when observed with fMRI. The research is published in the journal NeuroImage.

Personal Health: Weeknight, Weekend? Better Off in Trauma Center Than ER

March 28, 2011

Trauma-center research led by Brendan Carr of the School of Medicine is highlighted.

Article Source: Philly.com

Melanoma Drug: Treatment Prolongs Skin Cancer Patients’ Lives

March 26, 2011

Lynn Schuchter of the School of Medicine comments on a drug treatment that was shown to extend skin-cancer patients’ lives.

Article Source: Los Angeles Times