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

Penn Study Shows Bed Bugs Can Transmit Parasite that Causes Chagas Disease

The bed bug may be just as dangerous as its sinister cousin, the triatomine, or “kissing” bug.

March of Dimes and Penn to Establish $10M Research Center to Study Pre-Term Births

November 17, 2014

Deborah Driscoll of the Perelman School of Medicine says, “As an obstetrician for 30 years, I have seen firsthand the t

An Ace Multitasker? No, You Really Aren’t

November 16, 2014

Ruben Gur of the Perelman School of Medicine comments on how the brain has limited resources and multitasking.

Article Source: Philadelphia Inquirer
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Media Contact:Katie Delach | katie.delach@uphs.upenn.edu | 215-349-5964November 17, 2014

Penn Medicine and March of Dimes Launch New $10 Million Prematurity Research Center

In recognition of World Prematurity Day, the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania and the March of Dimes Foundation today announce the establishment of a new Prematurity Research Center.

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Media Contact:Anna Duerr | anna.duerr@uphs.upenn.edu | 215-349-8369November 16, 2014

New Penn Medicine Study Finds Lay Bystanders in Higher Income Pennsylvania Counties More Likely to Perform CPR When Witnessing a Cardiac Arrest

Members of the public in counties with higher median household incomes are more likely to step into action to perform cardiopulmonary resuscitation, or CPR, when they witness someone have a cardiac arrest, according to a new study led by researchers in the 

Man’s Leukemia in Remission Thanks to the HIV Virus

November 12, 2014

Carl June of the Perelman School of Medicine discusses performing T-cell/HIV treatments on leukemia patients.

Article Source: Huffington Post
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Media Contact:Greg Richter | gregory.richter@uphs.upenn.edu | 215-614-1937November 13, 2014

Penn Medicine Study Finds Increased Risk of Cardiac Events in Those with Psoriatic Arthritis, Psoriasis, and Rheumatoid Arthritis

Those experiencing psoriasis, psoriatic arthritis, and rheumatoid arthritis are at higher risk for major adverse cardiovascular events (MACE) and cardiovascular death, according to a multi-institutional study led by Penn Medicine researchers published online last month in Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases.

Video: ‘Green Glow’ May Help Find Once Invisible Cancer Cells

October 14, 2014

Sunil Singhal of the Perelman School of Medicine comments on how to make tumors glow in order to find cancer.

Article Source: CBS News (Pittsburgh)

How Bionic Technology Will Change What It Means to Be Human

November 11, 2014

Jonathan Moreno of the Perelman School of Medicine and the School of Arts & Sciences is cited for his book 

Article Source: Vox

A Volunteer Group Makes Music Part of Patient Care

November 11, 2014

Lynn Schuchter of the Perelman School of Medicine comments on how music is “humanizing” for her patients enduring hospi

Article Source: Philadelphia Inquirer