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Media Contact:Katie Delach | Katie.Delach@uphs.upenn.edu | 215-349-5964April 25, 2014

Attacking Cancer Indirectly: Penn Researchers Generate Immunity Against Tumor Vessel Protein

Sometimes a full-on assault isn't the best approach when dealing with a powerful enemy. A more effective approach, in the long run, may be to target the support system replenishing the supplies that keep your foe strong and ready for battle.

The Piketty Panic on the Left

April 25, 2014

Jonathan Moreno of the Perelman School of Medicine and the School of Arts and Sciences writes about a review of Thomas Piketty’s new book, Capital in the Twenty-First Century.

Article Source: Huffington Post

In Health Care, Lessons for Obama on Rating Colleges

April 21, 2014

Rachel Werner of the Perelman School of Medicine shares her comments on the usefulness of Nursing Home Compare.

‘Miracle’ Data Could Lead to Cancer Cures

April 24, 2014

Lynn Schuchter of the Perelman School of Medicine shares her thoughts about advances in immunotherapy and the lack of knowledge about the effectiveness of Yervoy.

Article Source: Bloomberg Businessweek
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Media Contact:Karen Kreeger | Karen.kreeger@uphs.upenn.edu | 215-349-5658April 25, 2014

Three Researchers from Penn Medicine Elected to American Academy of Arts and Sciences

Three researchers from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania have been elected as new members to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, one of the nation's most prestigious honorary societies and a leading center for independent policy research.

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

Penn Medicine: New Treatments Tame Hepatitis C Virus, Lessen Side Effects Seen with Other Therapies

Three million Americans suffer from Hepatitis C Virus (HCV) infection, with baby boomers representing a large proportion of those infected.

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Media Contact:Karen Kreeger | Karen.kreeger@uphs.upenn.edu | 215-349-5658April 24, 2014

Penn Fruitfly Study Identifies Brain Circuit that Drives Daily Cycles of Rest, Activity

Amita Sehgal, PhD, a professor of Neuroscience at the Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania, describes in Cell a circuit in the brain of fruit flies that controls their daily, rhythmic behavior of rest and activity.

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Media Contact:Steve Graff | stephen.graff@uphs.upenn.edu | 215-349-5653April 24, 2014

Penn Medicine Study: Sorafenib Shows Success in Advanced Differentiated Thyroid Cancer Patients

The kidney and liver cancer drug sorafenib holds metastatic thyroid cancer at bay for nearly twice as long as a placebo, according to a new study from researchers in the Abramson Cancer Center at the University of Pennsylvania published in the journal Lancet. This is the first effective treatment for thyroid cancer patients who progress following standard treatments.

Why It’s Good to Sleep a Lot When You’re Sick

April 24, 2014

Julie Williams of the Perelman School of Medicine discusses her research that links sleep and immune function in fruitflies.

Article Source: Huffington Post

College-educated Brains Recover Better From Injury, Study Suggests

April 23, 2014

Douglas Smith of the Perelman School of Medicine says, “It either means the highly educated brain has better strategies for recovery, or masks disabilities better than the less educated brain.”

Article Source: NBC News