National Geographic highlights a new collaboration between the Penn Museum of Archaeology & Anthropology and the Abramson Cancer Center

April 14, 2009

Scorpion King's Wines -- Egypt's Oldest -- Spiked With Meds

National Geographic magazine's web site highlights a new collaboration from Penn Museum and Abramson Cancer Center researchers that aims to use biomolecular analysis to learn more about ancient herbal-wine medicines employed by ancient Egyptians. Caryn Lerman, PhD, professor of Psychiatry and scientific director of the Abramson Cancer Center; Wafik S. El-Deiry, MD, PhD, professor of Medicine, Genetics and Pharmacology; and Melpo Christofidou-Solomidou, PhD, research associate professor of medicine, will work alongside Penn archaeochemist Patrick McGovern, PhD, to detail what our ancestors imbibed to cure a variety of ailments, and perhaps, apply those findings to 21st century health and medicine... Read More

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