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Media Contact:Kim Menard | Kim.Menard@uphs.upenn.edu | 215-662-6183April 8, 2014

Penn Medicine Receives $1.45 Million to Speed Research for Rare Neurodegenerative Diseases

Two Penn Medicine research teams have received a total of $1,450,000 in funding commitments from CurePSP, the Foundation for PSP | CBD and Related Brain Diseases, to study rare neurodegenerative disorders that cause motor, balance and cognitive impairment.

It’s Time to Pay Attention to Sleep, the New Health Frontier

April 9, 2014

Michael Grandner of the Perelman School of Medicine says, “Sleep is probably easier to change than diet or exercise.”

Article Source: Time

Video: Coffee Dependence Could Be Sign of Mental Disorder

April 9, 2014

Charles O’Brien of the Perelman School of Medicine suggests that more research is needed in order to categorize caffeine use disorder as a mental illness.

Article Source: CBS News (New York)
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Media Contact:Lee-Ann Donegan | leeann.donegan@uphs.upenn.edu | 215-349-5660April 10, 2014

Penn Researchers Determine Mechanism by Which Lung Function is Regulated in Rare Disease Known As Birt-Hogg-Dube Syndrome

Researchers at Penn Medicine have discovered that the tumor suppressor gene folliculin (FLCN) is essential to normal lung function in patients with the rare disease Birt-Hogg-Dube (BHD) syndrome, a genetic disorder that affects the lungs, skin and kidneys.

Life-saving Heroin Antidote Makes Its Way to More Families

April 9, 2014

Charles O’Brien of the Perelman School of Medicine shares his thoughts on Narcan.

Article Source: Today.com

Audio: Study: Primary Care Accessibility Varies by Insurance Status

April 8, 2014

Karin Rhodes of the Perelman School of Medicine discusses primary-care accessibility.

Penn Medicine Doctor Co-leads Nationwide Effort Against Pancreatic Cancer

April 8, 2014

Robert Vonderheide of the Perelman School of Medicine is featured for co-leading a study of pancreatic cancer treatment.

Article Source: CBS Philly
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Media Contact:Kim Menard | Kim.Menard@uphs.upenn.edu | 215-662-6183April 7, 2014

Penn Medical Ethicist: Policy Changes Urgently Needed as Millions of Americans to Start Receiving Early Label of Alzheimer's Disease

How will we, as individuals, and a society, live with brains at risk for Alzheimer's disease dementia?

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Media Contact:Jessica Mikulski | jessica.mikulski@uphs.upenn.edu | 215-349-8369April 7, 2014

Penn Study Shows Good Availability of Primary Care for New Patients on the Eve of the ACA Coverage Expansions

A multi-institutional team led by researchers at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania has found that despite widespread rumors of limited access to primary care services, providers across the country were capable of accepting new patie

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Media Contact:Jacquie Posey | jposey@upenn.edu | 215-898-6460April 8, 2014

Penn Medical Student’s Work to Heal Others Extends Beyond Health Care

Leah Seifu, a second-year University of Pennsylvania medical student, says that her Ethiopian heritage and Catholic school education instilled in her a deep cultural awareness and drive to help others through social activism.