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Media Contact:Lee-Ann Donegan | | 215-349-5660June 12, 2014

Penn Study Also Suggests Adding CPAP Therapy May Help with High Blood Pressure

Obesity and obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) tend to co-exist and are associated with a variety of cardiovascular risk factors, including inflammation, insulin resistance, abnormal cholesterol, and high blood pressure.

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Media Contact:Karen Kreeger | | 215-349-5658June 12, 2014

Penn Study Describes New Models for Testing Parkinson's Disease Immune-based Drugs

Using powerful, newly developed cell culture and mouse  models of sporadic Parkinson’s disease (PD), a team of researchers from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, has demonstrated that immunotherapy with specifically targeted antibodies may block the development and spread of PD pathology in the brain.

Audio: Staying Fit Through Life

June 12, 2014

Karen Glanz of the School of Nursing and the Perelman School of Medicine joins a discussion about maintaining a healthy lifestyle.

Should Runners Get Pedicures?

June 12, 2014

Albert D’Angelantonio of the Perelman School of Medicine comments on the trauma and runners’ feet.

Article Source: New York Times

Audio: Sisters, Triplets, Colleagues in Medicine

June 12, 2014

Samantha Butts of the Perelman School of Medicines is featured along with her sisters who are also in health care.

Audio: What Elite Universities Can Learn from Higher Fashion

June 11, 2014

Ezekiel Emanuel of the Perelman School of Medicine and the Wharton School discusses traditional business schools and online courses.

Article Source: “Marketplace”

Well Being: Scientist Embraces Challenges

June 2, 2014

Karen Glanz of the School of Nursing and Perelman School of Medicine is featured for balancing her research and physical activities in her personal life.

Article Source: Philadelphia Inquirer

Penn Medicine Gets $10-Million Grant to Investigate Asbestos Contamination in Ambler

June 11, 2014

Trevor Penning of the Perelman School of Medicine says, “Each of the projects in the superfund grant came from a community based question, and we will be going back to them with data as the projects progress.”

Article Source: CBS News (Philadelphia)

Video: Why Sleep Deprivation Can Kill

June 10, 2014

David Dinges of the Perelman School of Medicine comments on those who are chronically sleep deprived.

Article Source: CBS News
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Media Contact:Katherine Unger Baillie | | 215-898-9194June 11, 2014

Gum Disease Bacteria Selectively Disarm Immune System, Penn Study Finds

In a new study, University of Pennsylvania researchers show that bacteria responsible for many cases of periodontitis cause an imbalance in the microbial community in the gums, with a sophisticated, two-prong manipulation of the human immune system.

The human body is comprised of roughly 10 times more bacterial cells than human cells. In healthy people, these bacteria are typically harmless and often helpful, keeping disease-causing microbes at bay. But, when disturbances knock these bacterial populations out of balance, illnesses can arise. Periodontitis, a severe form of gum disease, is one example.