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Media Contact:Karen Kreeger | karen.kreeger@uphs.upenn.edu | 215-349-5658November 16, 2011

Penn Study: More Green, Less Crime: Rehabilitating Vacant Lots Improves Urban Health, Safety

PHILADELPHIA – Greening of vacant urban land may affect the health and safety of nearby residents, according to a study published online in the American Journal of Epidemiology this week. The team, led by senior author Charles C.

Video: Supreme Court Will Take Up Health Care Law

November 15, 2011

Ezekiel Emanuel of the Perelman School for Medicine and the Wharton School discusses how the verdict of the health care law will affect the 2012 presidential race.

Obama Shift on Insurance Mandate May Be Health Bill’s Undoing

November 15, 2011

Ezekiel Emanuel of the Perelman School of Medicine and the Wharton School comments on President Obama’s stance on health care for Americans.

Article Source: New York Times

Doctors Can Help Patients Boost Their Weight Loss

November 15, 2011

Thomas Wadden of the Perelman School of Medicine is featured for his research about weight management for obese patients.

Article Source: USA Today

Penn Researcher Helps Develop Flexible, Implantable Brain-Imaging Device

November 14, 2011

Brian Litt of the Perelman School of Medicine discusses research he led about developing a microelectronic device to help map brain activity.

Deep-Chilling Trauma Patients to Try to Save Them

November 15, 2011

Arthur Caplan of the Perelman School of Medicine comments on a new theory using extreme hypothermia on trauma patients.

Article Source: Associated Press
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Media Contact:Karen Kreeger | karen.kreeger@uphs.upenn.edu | 215-349-5658November 14, 2011

Penn: In a Childhood Cancer, Basic Biology Offers Clues to Better Treatments

PHILADELPHIA - By studying tumor biology at the molecular level, researchers are gaining a deeper understanding of drug resistance - and how to avoid it by designing pediatric cancer treatments tailored to specific mutations in a child’s DNA. In a fruitful collaboration, pediatric oncologists and biochemists are targeting neuroblastoma, an often-deadly childhood cancer of the peripheral nervous system.

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Media Contact:Kim Menard | Kim.Menard@uphs.upenn.edu | 215-662-6183November 13, 2011

Penn: A More Flexible Window Into the Brain

PHILADELPHIA - A team of researchers co-led by the University of Pennsylvania has developed and tested a new high-resolution, ultra-thin device capable of recording brain activity from the cortical surface without having to use penetrating electrodes. The device could make possible a whole new generation of brain-computer interfaces for treating neurological and psychiatric illness and research. The work was published in Nature Neuroscience.

Opinion: Vatican Push for Adult Stem Cells Can’t Neglect Good Science

November 13, 2011

Arthur Caplan of the Perelman School of Medicine shares his opinion on the use of adult stem cells.

Article Source: MSNBC.com

How Twitter Can Help in Saving Lives

November 14, 2011

Raina Merchant of the Perelman School of Medicine shares her views on a Penn study that evaluated health-related discussions on Twitter.

Article Source: Times of India