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Media Contact:Karen Kreeger | | 215-349-5658March 19, 2015

Penn Researchers Describe New Approach to Promote Regeneration of Heart Tissue

The heart tissue of mammals has limited capacity to regenerate after an injury such as a heart attack, in part due to the inability to reactivate a cardiac muscle cell and proliferation program. Recent studies have indicated a low level of cardiac muscle cell (cardiomyocytes) proliferation in adult mammals, but it is insufficient to repair damaged hearts.

Resource Guide: Penn Researchers Use Body’s Immune System to Target Leukemia

March 18, 2015

Carl June of the Perelman School of Medicine is highlighted for leading research therapy that transforms the body’s immune system, using a deactivate

Article Source: PBS Newshour

Weight-loss Drugs Seek Acceptance From Patients and Physicians

March 16, 2015

Thomas Wadden of the Perelman School of Medicine says health-care practitioners are cautious about weight-loss medicati

Article Source: Wall Street Journal

HUP Doctors and Traumatic Brain Injury Patients Compare Notes on Treatment and Recovery

March 13, 2015

Douglas Smith of the Perelman School of Medicine suggests the best way for medical professionals to help traumatic brai

Article Source: CBS News (Philadelphia)
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Media Contact:Katherine Unger Baillie | | 215-898-9194March 16, 2015

Audio: A Stunning Cancer Recovery Inspires New Research

March 12, 2015

Andy MinnRobert Vonderheide and 

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Media Contact:Steve Graff | | 215-349-5653March 12, 2015

Botswana-UPenn Partnership Teams up with Microsoft and Partners to Launch Telemedicine Service over TV White Spaces Network

The Botswana-UPenn Partnership (BUP) is collaborating with Microsoft, the Botswana Innovation Hub, and other global partners to launch the first telemedicine service in Africa using TV white spaces to bring internet connectivity to hospitals and clinics across rural areas of Botswana.

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Media Contact:Paul Foster | | 215-662-6183March 11, 2015

Two Penn Medicine Gene Therapy Researchers Receive Pennsylvania Bio Awards

Two researchers from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvaniawill be honored for their contributions for the burgeoning field of gene therapy by Pennsylvania Bio at their annual dinner this week. Pennsylvania Bio is the statewide bioscience trade organization which works to make the Keystone State a life sciences hub by creating an environment which cultivates progress and success.

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Media Contact:Holly Auer | | 215-349-5659March 11, 2015

Penn Medicine Immunotherapy Pioneer Carl June, MD, Awarded 2015 Paul Ehrlich and Ludwig Darmstaedter Prize

University of Pennsylvania cancer and HIV expert Carl June, MD,&

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Media Contact:Lee-Ann Donegan | | 215-349-5660March 5, 2015

Penn Medicine Analysis Shows that One-Third of Americans Do Not Have Access to Stroke Center Within One Hour

Stroke is one of the leading causes of death and disability in the United States, but access to rapid EMS care and appropriate stroke care centers with the ability to deliver acute stroke therapies can drastically mitigate the debilitating effects of a stroke. A population-based approach to health planning would prevent disparities in access to specialized stroke care, says new Penn Medicine research.