Genome Data Can Help Dissolve Racial Barriers, Scientists Say

February 23, 2011

Pamela Sankar of the School of Medicine and Sarah Tishkoff of the School of Medicine and the School of Arts and Sciences comment on human genome data.

Article Source: Philadelphia Inquirer

Kids’ Brains May Hold Clues to Future Criminals

February 21, 2011

Adrian Raine of the School of Arts and Sciences and the School of Medicine experiments on detecting signs of troubling behavior in children through genetics.

Article Source: CNN

How to Fight a Bogus Bill

February 19, 2011

Ross Koppel of the School of Arts and Sciences comments on electronic health records.

Article Source: Wall Street Journal

Can a Single Pill Change Your Life?

February 15, 2011

Edna Foa and Elna Yadin of the School of Medicine comment on a study of the effects of a street drug ingredient on those suffering with post-traumatic stress disorder.

Article Source: O Magazine

Cholesterol: The Good, the Bad, the Unknown

February 17, 2011

Daniel Rader of the School of Medicine answers questions about cholesterol.

Article Source: “Market Watch”

In Surprise Finding, Bald Mice Find Their Fur Again

February 16, 2011

George Cotsarelis of the School of Medicine comments on hair loss caused by stress.

Article Source: New York Times

No Drop in U.S. Kids’ Pneumonia Rate After Vaccine

February 16, 2011

Samir Shah of the School of Medicine comments on the lack of improvement in the child pneumonia rate.

Article Source: Reuters Health
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Media Contact:Karen Kreeger | karen.kreeger@uphs.upenn.edu | 215-349-5658February 15, 2011

Penn Researcher Receives $2 million From NIH to Test Macular Degeneration Drug

John Lambris, PhD, the Dr. Ralph and Sallie Weaver Professor of Research Medicine in the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, has been awarded a $2 million grant from the National Eye Institute to test a new class of drugs called complement inhibitors in a primate model of age-related macular degeneration (AMD).

Video: USDA Sodium Guidelines – The Devil Is in the Doing

February 11, 2011

Jeffrey Burns of the School of Medicine comments on new dietary guidelines announced by the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

Article Source: Medscape

Ex-Surgeon at Lankenau Now a Pioneer in End-of-Life Services

February 14, 2011

David Casarett of the School of Medicine comments on the difficulty predicting the desired and appropriate treatments for a patient.

Article Source: Philadelphia Inquirer