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Media Contact:Julie McWilliams | juliemcw@upenn.edu | 215-898-1422October 7, 2011

Botswana-UPenn Partnership to Mark 10 Years of Collaboration

PHILADELPHIA -- Ten Botswana-UPenn Partnership faculty and staff based in that southern African nation will join their colleagues at the University of Pennsylvania Monday, Oct. 10, to begin a weeklong reflective celebration of their 10 years of collaboration.

The anniversary observance will include a host of discussions reflecting on the Partnership’s efforts in fighting HIV/AIDS and developing other medical, research and academic programs to benefit the people of Botswana and students at Penn.

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Media Contact:Joseph Diorio | jdiorio@asc.upenn.edu | 215-746-1798October 6, 2011

Penn Study: Downsides of Cancer Care Rarely Seen in Black Media

PHILADELPHIA -- Blacks in the United States who rely on African American news publications for health information are about three times less likely to learn about important aspects of cancer care than they would be if they turned to mainstream media for the same information.

Legal Experts: Loughner’s Only Defense Is Insanity

October 1, 2011

Stephen Morse of the Law School and the Perelman School of Medicine comments on the suspect in the U.S. Rep Gabrielle Giffords shooting.

Article Source: Associated Press

Cloning May Help Make Personal Stem Cells

October 6, 2011

Arthur Caplan of the Perelman School of Medicine comments on potential ethical issues concerning embryonic stem cells.

Article Source: Associated Press

Why We Need to Be More Accepting of ‘Humanized’ Lab Animals

October 4, 2011

Jonathan Moreno of the Perelman School of Medicine and the School of Arts and Sciences shares his perspective on human-animal hybrids.

Article Source: Atlantic

Talk Therapy Lifts Severe Schizophrenics

October 3, 2011

Paul Grant and Aaron Beck of the Perelman School of Medicine discuss talk therapy.

Article Source: New York Times
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Media Contact:Jessica Mikulski | jessica.mikulski@uphs.upenn.edu | 215-349-8369October 1, 2011

Penn Study Shows Increased Alzheimer's Biomarkers in Patients After Anesthesia and Surgery

Philadelphia - The possibility that anesthesia and surgery produces lasting cognitive losses has gained attention over past decades, but direct evidence has remained ambiguous and controversial. Now, researchers at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania provide further evidence that Alzheimer's pathology may be increased in patients after surgery.

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Media Contact:Karen Kreeger | Karen.Kreeger@uphs.upenn.edu | 215-349-5658October 3, 2011

Rebooting the System: Immune Cells Repair Damaged Lung Tissues after Flu Infection, Penn Study Finds

There’s more than one way to mop up after a flu infection. Now, researchers from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania report this week in Nature Immunology that a previously unrecognized population of lung immune cells orchestrate the body’s repair response following flu infection.

Stem Cells Helped Heal a Dog’s Crippling Injuries – Maybe

October 3, 2011

John Gearhart and George Costarelis of the Perelman School of Medicine comment on stem cell treatments.

Article Source: Philadelphia Inquirer

Caregivers Regret Angry Words Born of Frustration

October 3, 2011

Margaret Lazar of the Perelman School of Medicine says, “People hold themselves to an almost inhuman standard” when caring for a dying loved one.

Article Source: Philadelphia Inquirer