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Media Contact:Karen Kreeger | Karen.Kreeger@uphs.upenn.edu | 215-349-5658September 20, 2011

Enzymes Possible Targets for New Anti-Malaria Drugs, According to Penn-led Study

PHILADELPHIA —Researchers at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, Monash University, and Virginia Tech have used a set of novel inhibitors to analyze how the malaria parasite, Plasmodium falciparum, uses enzymes to chew up human hemoglobin from host red blood cells as a food source. They have validated that two of these parasite enzymes called peptidases are potential anti-malarial drug targets.

The NFL’s Ongoing Headache

September 21, 2011

Douglas Smith of the Perelman School of Medicine comments on the effects of concussions on professional football players.

Article Source: Philly.com

Caplan: No Word From Bachmann

September 23, 2011

Arthur Caplan of the Perelman School of Medicine is highlighted for challenge to GOP’s Michele Bachmann.

Article Source: Bloomberg News

Movement Disorders on YouTube Not What They Seem, Experts Warn

September 21, 2011

John Duda of the Perelman School of Medicine comments on movement disorders.

Article Source: HealthDay

New Organ-Sharing Guidelines May Prompt National Conversation

September 21, 2011

Arthur Caplan of the Perelman School of Medicine comments on organ donations.

Article Source: CNBC

Smog in Phila.’s Air Actually Worse Than People Think Environmental, Group Says

September 22, 2011

Reynold Panettieri of the Perelman School of Medicine says, “When ozone is high, you see a huge increase in emergency room visits.”

Article Source: Philadelphia Inquirer
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Media Contact:Jessica Mikulski | jessica.mikulski@uphs.upenn.edu | 215-349-8369September 21, 2011

Penn Study Indicates Atrial Fibrillation May Be Root Cause of Some Severe Mitral Regurgitation Cases

Mitral regurgitation is a common heart valve disorder, where blood flows backwards through the mitral valve when the heart contracts and reduces the amount of blood that is pumped out to the body. It is a serious condition with many foundational causes. Now, a new study from researchers at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania has for the first time linked atrial fibrillation (AF) to some cases of mitral regurgitation (MR).

Evolution Hints at a Superbug Strategy

September 19, 2011

Neil Fishman of the Perelman School of Medicine comments on rethinking conventional wisdom.

Article Source: Philadelphia Inquirer
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Media Contact:Jill DiSanto | jdisanto@upenn.edu | 215-898-4820September 20, 2011

Penn’s Field Center for Children’s Policy, Practice & Research to Host 'Field of Dreams' Luncheon

PHILADELPHIA — The University of Pennsylvania’s Field Center for Children’s Policy, Practice & Research will host its inaugural “Field of Dreams” luncheon, Friday, Sept. 23, from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. at the College of Physicians, 19 S. 22nd St., Philadelphia.  WPVI-TV anchor Monica Malpass will be the event’s master of ceremonies.

Art Meets Medicine: For CHOP Patients, Portraits Are Treatment

September 12, 2011

Linton Whitaker, Scott Bartlett and David Sarwer of the Perelman School of Medicine are highlighted for their contributions to the “Face to Face” exhibit.

Article Source: Philadelphia Magazine