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Media Contact:Steve Graff | stephen.graff@uphs.upenn.edu | 215-349-5653January 21, 2014

New Penn Index Detects Early Signs of Deviation from Normal Brain Development

Researchers at Penn Medicine have generated a brain development index from MRI scans that captures the complex patterns of maturation during normal brain development.

Nonprofit Clinic Offers ‘Bridges of Health’ to Philadelphia’s Illegal Immigrants

January 19, 2014

Steve Larson and student Daphne Owen of the Perelman School of Medicine comment on Penn’s Puentes de Salud program.

Article Source: New York Times

Philadelphia's Deep and Tumultuous Battle With the Bedbug

January 17, 2014

The Perelman School of Medicine's Michael Levy is quoted on his research of a dreaded household pest.

Article Source: WHYY Radio (Philadelphia)
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Media Contact:Karen Kreeger | Karen.kreeger@uphs.upenn.edu | 215-349-5658January 16, 2014

Penn Medicine: Unraveling Misfolded Molecules Using "Reprogrammed" Yeast Protein Could Lead to New Brain Disease Therapies

At the heart of brain diseases such as amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), Alzheimer's disease, and Parkinson's disease is protein misfolding, in which distorted proteins are unable to perform their normal functions. At present, there is no known way to reverse protein misfolding.

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Media Contact:Karen Kreeger | Karen.kreeger@uphs.upenn.edu | 215-349-5658January 16, 2014

Penn Medicine: Silencing Inhibitor of Cell Replication Spurs Insulin-producing Beta Cells to Reproduce

Klaus Kaestner, PhD, professor of Genetics and postdoctoral fellow Dana Avrahami, PhD, from the Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania, published a study this week in the Journal of Clinical Inve

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Media Contact:Jessica Mikulski | jessica.mikulski@uphs.upenn.edu | 215-349-8369January 16, 2014

Penn Medicine Study Finds No Significant Differences Between Commonly Used Carotid Stenting Systems in U.S.

A study conducted by researchers from several institutions, including the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, has found similarly low rates of complication and death among U.S. patients who are treated with the three most common systems for placing stents in blocked carotid arteries of the neck.

Early Gene Therapy Trial for Blindness Promising

January 15, 2014

Jean Bennett of the Perelman School of Medicine shares her thoughts on a new study using gene therapy to treat a rare form of blindness.

Article Source: Associated Press

Phila. Museum Samples Give Insight Into Modern-day Cholera Strains

January 15, 2014

Jun Zhu of the Perelman School of Medicine says, “We always suspected that the classical strain caused all those pandemics.”

Article Source: Philadelphia Inquirer
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Media Contact:Leo Charney | lcharney@upenn.edu | 215-746-3430 January 14, 2014

Eight Professors Appointed Penn Fellows

Provost Vincent Price and Vice Provost for Faculty Anita Allen are pleased to announce the appointment of the sixth cohort of Penn Fellows.

Mindfulness, CBT Could Ease Sleep Woes for Cancer Patients

January 14, 2014

Sheila Garland of the Perelman School of Medicine is highlighted for studying how two behavioral interventions help cancer patients struggling with sleep issues.

Article Source: Huffington Post