Perelman School of Medicine

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Media Contact:Steve Graff | stephen.graff@uphs.upenn.edu | 215-349-5653September 17, 2014

Penn Medicine and Wistar Receive $12 Million NCI Melanoma Grant to Help Fast Track Lab Discoveries into Treatments

Penn Medicine and The Wistar Institute have been awarded a prestigious $12.1 million SPORE grant from the National Cancer Institute.

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Media Contact:Karen Kreeger | Karen.kreeger@uphs.upenn.edu | 215-349-5658September 17, 2014

Penn Muscle Institute Biologists Receive $9 Million to Research Cellular Motors

Researchers in the Pennsylvania Muscle Institute (PMI), based at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania have received $9 million over the next five years from the National Institute of General Medical Sciences to investigate the biology of cellular motors.

Risks of Twins, Triplets May Prompt IVF Patients to Opt for Singletons

September 16, 2014

Research from the Perelman School of Medicine’s Pooja Mehta and Mark Pauly of the Wharton School is cited.

Article Source: Los Angeles Times

Advances in Biology and the Web Are Radically Altering Cancer Trials

September 15, 2014

Amy Clark, Robert Vonderheide, Angela DeMichele and Martha Sweeney of the Perelman School of Medicine are quoted about new advances for cancer clinical trials.

Article Source: Philadelphia Inquirer

The Power of Sleep

September 11, 2014

Sigrid Veasey of the Perelman School of Medicine discusses the importance and power of sleep.

Article Source: Time
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Media Contact:Jill DiSanto | jdisanto@upenn.edu | 215-898-4820September 16, 2014

Child Abuse Charges and Adrian Peterson

Note for TV and radio: The University of Pennsylvania has an on-campus ISDN line and satellite uplink facility with live-shot capability.

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Advances May Improve Success Rate for In-Vitro Fertilization

September 14, 2014

Christos Coutifaris of the Perelman School of Medicine comments on the need for more research on in-vitro fertilization.

Article Source: Wall Street Journal

Fears Rise of Medication Misuse by the Elderly

September 14, 2014

David Oslin of the Perelman School of Medicine says the misuse of medications “is a rising problem in seniors as the baby-boom generation ages.”

Article Source: Wall Street Journal

Illuminating Technology

September 14, 2014

Brian Chow and David Meaney of the School of Engineering and Applied Science, Javier Medina of the School of Arts & Sciences and Jean Bennett of the Perelman School of Medicine are quoted about optogenetics.

Article Source: Philadelphia Inquirer
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Media Contact:Karen Kreeger | Karen.kreeger@uphs.upenn.edu | 215-349-5658September 11, 2014

Penn Medicine: Zebrafish Model of a Learning and Memory Disorder Shows Better Way to Target Treatment

Using a zebrafish model of a human genetic disease called neurofibromatosis (NF1), a team from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania has found that the learning and memory components of the disorder are distinct features that will likely need different treatment approaches.