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Media Contact:Holly Auer | holly.auer@uphs.upenn.edu | 215-349-5659August 13, 2012

Penn Study: Diabetes Drugs Prescribed to Millions of Americans Raises Bladder Cancer Risks

A popular class of diabetes drugs increases patients’ risk of bladder cancer, according to a new study published online this month in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute.

High Time to Destigmatize Pyschedelics

August 11, 2012

Jonathan Moreno of the Perelman School of Medicine and the School of Arts and Sciences contributes his thoughts about psychdelics.

Article Source: Psychology Today

Check Up: An Advance Athletes Can Cheer

August 13, 2012

Robert Mauck of the Perelman School of Medicine is cited for a paper detailing advances in “spinning webs of polymer fibers to serve as a ‘scaffold’ for new cells.”

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Media Contact:Karen Kreeger | Karen.kreeger@uphs.upenn.edu | 215-459-0544August 13, 2012

$4.6 Million Renewal from NIH to Penn Program that Aims to Diversify Biomedical Education

Yvonne Paterson, PhD, professor of Microbiology, at the Perelman School of Medicine, and professor and associate dean, at the School of Nursing, has been awarded an almost $5 million renewal by the National Institute for General Medical Sciences for the University of Pennsylvania Postdoctoral Opportunities in Research and Training, or PENN-PORT, the postdoctoral-training program she leads.

‘Bourne’ Writer-Director Gilroy Taps Real Science

August 9, 2012

Jonathan Moreno of the Perelman School of Medicine and the School of Arts and Sciences is cited for his book Mind Wars.

Article Source: CBC News

The Roots of Jewishness

August 6, 2012

Sarah Tishkoff of the School of Arts and Sciences and the Perelman School of Medicine comments on a genomic study of Jewish populations.

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Testers Fear Reality of Genetically Modified Olympians

August 7, 2012

Lee Sweeney of the Perelman School of Medicine is cited for pioneering research into gene-transfer technology.

Article Source: Reuters

Penn Study Says Neighborhood Cleanups Are Good for Health and Safety

August 8, 2012

Gina Garvin of the Perelman School of Medicine is quoted about a study of the effects of greening vacant lots in high-crime neighborhoods. Research by Charles Branas, also of Medicine, is cited.

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Media Contact:Karen Kreeger | Karen.kreeger@uphs.upenn.edu | 215-349-5658August 7, 2012

Composite Nanofibers Developed by Penn Scientists Next Chapter in Orthopaedic Biomaterials

Bioengineered replacements for tendons, ligaments, the meniscus of the knee, and other tissues require re-creation of the exquisite architecture of these tissues in three dimensions. These fibrous, collagen-based tissues located throughout the body have an ordered structure that gives them their robust ability to bear extreme mechanical loading.

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Media Contact:Katie Delach | Katie.Delach@uphs.upenn.edu | 215-349-5964August 7, 2012

Penn Study Finds With Vacant Lots Greened, Residents Feel Safer

PHILADELPHIA -- Greening vacant lots may make neighborhood residents feel safer and may be associated with reductions in certain gun crimes, according to a new study from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania. Results show that residents living near greened vacant lots feel safer than those near non-greened sites. Additionally, researchers noted that incidents of police-reported crimes may be reduced after greening.