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Media Contact:Kim Menard | Kim.Menard@uphs.upenn.edu | 215-200-2312July 19, 2012

Penn Study: Anti-Tau Drug Improves Cognition, Decreases Tau Tangles in Alzheimer's Disease Models

While clinical trial results are being released regarding drugs intended to decrease amyloid production - thought to contribute to decline in Alzheimer's disease - clinical trials of drugs targeting other disease proteins, such as tau, are in their initial phases.

Sepsis: Blood Poisoning Kills Thousands, but No Drugs to Help

July 18, 2012

Cliff Deutschman of the Perelman School of Medicine is quoted about treating blood poisoning.

Article Source: ABC News

Heat and Medication: A Recipe for Disaster

July 18, 2012

Mariell Jessup of the Perelman School of Medicine comments on the impact excessive heat and medication have on people.

Article Source: Philly.com

Gym Class Cut Leads to Deadly Sepsis in Boy, 12

July 18, 2012

David Gaieski of the Perelman School of Medicine comments on sepsis and speed of treatment.

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New Diet Drug Helps Patients Lose About 10% of Weight

July 18, 2012

Thomas Wadden of the Perelman School of Medicine says, "Dieters should expect as much from themselves as they do from medications."

Article Source: USA Today

Penn Researchers Enlist Dogs in Battle Against Human Cancers

July 15, 2012

Carl June of the Perelman School of Medicine and Nicola Mason of the School of Veterinary Medicine comment on how dogs can help in human-cancer research.

Article Source: Philly.com

Zeke Emanuel Teaches You Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Health Policy

July 15, 2012

A snippet of an online course taught by Ezekiel Emanuel of the Perelman School of Medicine and the Wharton School is highlighted.

Article Source: Washinton Post

At Penn, ‘Translating’ Laboratory Breakthroughs Into Treatments for Patients

July 16, 2012

Ran Reshef, David Porter, Robert Vonderheide and Carl June of the Perelman of School of Medicine are highlighted for their contributions to cancer-treatment research.

Article Source: Philly.com

Video: Rare Form of Alzheimer’s Sheds Light on Disease

July 11, 2012

Steven Arnold of the Perelman School of Medicine talks about how much there is to learn from genetic Alzheimer’s.

Article Source: ABC News

Video: Study Shows Lasting Side Effects for Propecia

July 12, 2012

Joseph Harryhill of the Perelman School of Medicine comments on weighing the risks and benefits of a hair-loss drug.

Article Source: NBC10 Philadelphia