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Media Contact:Jessica Mikulski | Jessica.Mikulski@uphs.upenn.edu | 215-349-8369August 9, 2011

Penn Study Shows an Ancient Crop Effective in Protecting Against a 21st Century Hazard

PHILADELPHIA — Flax has been part of human history for well over 30,000 years, used for weaving cloth, feeding people and animals, and even making paint. Now, researchers from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania have discovered that it might have a new use for the 21st century: protecting healthy tissues and organs from the harmful effects of radiation.

Video: Indian Surrogacy Helps Lift Some Poor, but Raises Ethical Issues

August 5, 2011

Arthur Caplan of the Perelman School of Medicine comments on ethical issues that can arise from surrogacy.

Article Source: PBS Newshour
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Media Contact:Karen Kreeger | Karen.kreeger@uphs.upenn.edu | 215-349-5658August 8, 2011

Penn Researchers Describe Key Molecule That Keeps Immune Cell Development on Track

Philadelphia — In the latest issue of Nature, researchers at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania clarify the role of two proteins key to T-cell development. They found that one well-known protein called Notch passes off much of its role during T-cell maturation to another protein called TCF-1.

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Media Contact:Karen Kreeger | Karen.kreeger@uphs.upenn.edu | 215-349-5658August 5, 2011

Well Being: Professor Beck at 90: Not the Retiring Type

August 8, 2011

Aaron Beck of the Perelman School of Medicine is highlighted for his life’s work.

Article Source: Philadelphia Inquirer

Rahm Emanuel’s Brother Named to Faculty at Penn

August 6, 2011

Ezekiel Emanuel of the Perelman School of Medicine and the Wharton School, the newest PIK professor, is featured for his new appointment.

Article Source: Philadelphia Inquirer

Shortchanging Cancer Patients

August 6, 2011

Ezekiel Emanuel of the Perelman School of Medicine and the Wharton School contributes an op-ed about cancer patient care.

Article Source: New York Times
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Media Contact:Ron Ozio | ozio@upenn.edu | 215-898-8658August 5, 2011

Ezekiel J. Emanuel Appointed Penn Integrates Knowledge Professor at University of Pennsylvania

PHILADELPHIA -- Ezekiel J. Emanuel, a globally renowned bioethicist, will join the faculty of the University of Pennsylvania as the 13th Penn Integrates Knowledge University Professor, beginning Sept. 1. 

The announcement was made by Penn President Amy Gutmann and Provost Vincent Price.

The Detox Amy Winehouse Should Have Done

August 4, 2011

Charles O'Brien of the Perelman School of Medicine discusses the process necessary to combat alcohol addiction.

Article Source: Time

Reporter's Notebook: India's New Baby Boom

August 4, 2011

Arthur Caplan of the Perelman School of Medicine discusses surrogacy practices in India.

Article Source: PBS NewsHour