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Media Contact:Greg Richter | gregory.richter@uphs.upenn.edu | 215-614-1937September 7, 2011

Penn Researcher Receives $6 Million Grant from Fondation Leducq for Lymphatic Vascular Study

PHILADELPHIA — Mark L. Kahn, MD, professor of Medicine, Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, received a five-year, $6 million grant from Paris-based Fondation Leducq to study lymphatic vascular defects and their contribution to common human cardiovascular diseases.

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Media Contact:Olivia Fermano | Olivia.Fermano@uphs.upenn.edu | 215-349-5653September 7, 2011

Penn Researchers Awarded $3.2 Million to Continue Musculoskeletal Disorders Center

PHILADELPHIA — Researchers from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania have been awarded another five-year, $3.2 million grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to continue the programs of the Penn Center for Musculoskeletal Disorders. Penn is one of five institutions nationally with this Center award and the only one of the three up for renewal in the cycle to be re-funded.

Check Up: Same Flu Shot – but Get It Again

September 5, 2011

P.J. Brennan of the Perelman School of Medicine comments on influenza vaccinations.

Article Source: Philly.com
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Media Contact:Karen Kreeger | Karen.Kreeger@uphs.upenn.edu | 215-349-5658September 6, 2011

Penn Study Linking Gut Microbe Type With Diet Has Implications for Fighting GI Disorders

PHILADELPHIA — "You are what you eat" is familiar enough, but how deep do the  implications go? An interdisciplinary group of investigators from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania have found an association between long-term dietary patterns and the bacteria of the human gut.

Bad Batteries in Defibrillators Tied to Cardiac Deaths

September 2, 2011

John Hirshfeld of the Perelman School of Medicine believes that AED failures are under-reported.

Article Source: MSNBC.com

Diet Affect Type of Bacteria in Intestines

September 2, 2011

Frederick Bushman, Gary Wu and James Lewis of the Perelman School of Medicine are spotlighted for their study of diet and intestinal bacteria.

Article Source: Philadelphia Inquirer

Video: 2 New Drugs to Fight Hepatitis C

August 30, 2011

Rajender Reddy of the Perelman School of Medicine comments on new drugs created to combat hepatitis C.

Article Source: WPVI-TV (Philadelphia)

Idaho Woman Challenges Abortion Laws After Prosecution

August 31, 2011

Arthur Caplan of the Perelman School of Medicine comments on a case of a woman challenging abortion laws.

Article Source: Reuters

Guatemala: 83 Muertes en Terrible Experimento

September 1, 2011

President Amy Gutmann and Arthur Caplan of the Perelman School of Medicine are quoted about ethical issues regarding a 1940s STD study in Guatemala.

Article Source: UnivisionSalud
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Media Contact:Kim Menard | Kim.Menard@uphs.upenn.edu | 215-662-6183August 31, 2011

Mild Hearing Loss Linked to Brain Atrophy in Older Adults, Penn Study Shows

PHILADELPHIA — A new study by researchers from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania shows that declines in hearing ability may accelerate gray mater atrophy in auditory areas of the brain and increase the listening effort necessary for older adults to successfully comprehend speech.