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Media Contact:Kim Menard | kim.menard@uphs.upenn.edu | 215-662-6183 October 6, 2010

Penn Study: Following Traumatic Event, Early Intervention Reduces Children's PTSD Odds by 73 Percent

After experiencing a potentially traumatic event – a car accident, a physical or sexual assault, a sports injury, witnessing violence – as many as 1 in 5 children will develop Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).

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Media Contact:Karen Kreeger | karen.kreeger@uphs.upenn.edu | 215-349-5658October 6, 2010

First Clinical Trial Exploring Effects of a New, Immune System-Based Agent in Advanced Melanoma

Researchers at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and Immunocore Limited, Oxford, UK, today announced that a targeted agent that may have a role in treating advanced metastatic melanoma in the future has received Investigational New Drug (IND) approval and is opening enrollment for clinical trials in the UK and USA.

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Media Contact:Jacquie Posey | jposey@upenn.edu | 215-898-6460October 5, 2010

National Institutes of Health Honors Two Penn Researchers With 2010 New Innovator Awards

PHILADELPHIA –- University of Pennsylvania researchers Ritesh Agarwal and Patrick Seale have been honored with the New Innovator Award from the National Institutes of Health, providing each with $1.5 million to support their research for five years.

In Vitro Pioneer Wins Nobel

October 5, 2010

Arthur Caplan of the School of Medicine comments on the pioneer of in vitro fertilization.

Article Source: Wall Street Journal

Researchers Seek New Tools to Flag Concussions

October 5, 2010

Douglas Smith and Kristin Hamann of the School of Medicine and Center for Brain Injury and Repair and Shu Yang and Kacy Cullen of the School of Engineering and Applied Science are cited for research on concussions.

Article Source: Philadelphia Inquirer

Antibiotics for Viral Respiratory Infections in Hospital Decried

October 1, 2010

Kevin Shiley, Ebbing Lautenbach and Ingi Lee of the School of Medicine are cited for co-authoring a study on antibiotic use.

 

Article Source: HealthDay News

Nobel Prize for Robert Edwards: the Controversies Behind IVF

October 5, 2010

Arthur Caplan of the School of Medicine discusses Robert Edwards’ Nobel Prize win.

 

Article Source: Christian Science Monitor
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Media Contact:Jacquie Posey | jposey@upenn.edu | 215-898-6460October 5, 2010

World Is Full of Darkness, Reflected in the Physiology of the Human Retina, Penn Researchers Say

PHILADELPHIA –- Physicists and neuroscientists from the University of Pennsylvania have linked the cell structure of the retina to the light and dark contrasts of the natural world, demonstrating the likelihood that the neural pathways humans use for seeing are adapted to best capture the world around us. 

US Apologises for '40s Syphilis Study in Guatemala

October 2, 2010

Arthur Caplan of the School of Medicine comments on a case of unethical governmental medical testing in the 1940s.

Article Source: Associated Press

The Cost of Lost Shut-Eye

September 30, 2010

Siobhan Banks of the School of Medicine discusses the effects of sleep deprivation.

Article Source: Men’s Health