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Media Contact:Amanda Mott | ammott@upenn.edu | 215-898-1422August 19, 2014

Penn Sophomore Seeks to Improve Pneumonia Vaccines

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University Scholar sophomore Ivan Ye from Iowa City, Iowa, has spent the summer conducting research focused on identifying a vaccine for pneumonia in the lab of Hao Shen, associate professor of microbiology at Penn’s Perelman School of Medicine.

By Christina Cook

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Media Contact:Evan Lerner | elerner@upenn.edu | 215-573-6604August 19, 2014

Penn Engineering Postdoc Duygu Kuzum Is One of ‘Innovators Under 35’

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The process of information flow in the brain is fundamentally different from that in a silicon chip, but Duygu Kuzum aims to bridge that gap through transparent, graphene-based electrodes.

By Madeleine Stone  @themadstone

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Media Contact:Lee-Ann Donegan | leeann.donegan@uphs.upenn.edu | 215-349-5660August 18, 2014

Penn Study Finds Dopamine Replacement Therapy Associated with Increase in Impulse Control Disorders Among Early Parkinson's Disease Patients

New Penn Medicine research shows that neuropsychiatric symptoms such as depression, anxiety and fatigue are more common in newly diagnosed Parkinson’s disease (PD) patients compared to the general population.

New Drug Helps Some Bald Patients Regrow Hair

August 17, 2014

George Cotsarelis of the Perelman School of Medicine shares his thoughts on drugs used to combat male pattern baldness.

Article Source: New York Times

What Robin Williams Might Want You to Know About Depression and Parkinson's Disease

August 15, 2014

Daniel Weintraub of the Perelman School of Medicine is interviewed about depression in sufferers of Parkinson's disease.

Article Source: Philadelphia Inquirer

'Perfect Storm': Parkinson's Disease May Worsen Depression

August 14, 2014

Daniel Weintraub of the Perelman School of Medicine is quoted on the link between Parkinson’s disease and depression.

Article Source: NBC News

While Protesters Rage Against Tech Giants, Biotech Drives Quietly By

August 12, 2014

Jonathan Moreno of the Perelman School of Medicine and the School of Arts and Sciences is quoted on the lack of objection to advances in biotechnology.

 

 

Article Source: Xconomy

Video: Weighing Ethics of Experimental Ebola Drug

August 11, 2014

Jonathan Moreno of the Perelman School of Medicine and the School of Arts and Sciences is interviewed on the ethics of using ZMapp to treat Ebola.

Article Source: Al Jazeera America

Video: Is Talk of ‘Magic Bullet’ Ebola Treatments Distracting From More Important Measures?

August 12, 2014

Jonathan Moreno of the Perelman School of Medicine and the School of Arts and Sciences  is interviewed on experimental drugs to fight the Ebola outbreak.

Article Source: “PBS NewsHour”

This Doctor Thinks We May Achieve Immortality, but Isn't Sure We'd Want To

August 12, 2014

David Casarett of the Perelman School of Medicine is interviewed about his work and new book on resuscitation.

Article Source: Huffington Post