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Media Contact:Karen Kreeger | karen.kreeger@uphs.upenn.edu | 215-349-5658December 22, 2010

Penn Researchers Identify Potential Target for Breast Cancer Therapy

PHILADELPHIA – Overexpression or hyperactivation of ErbB cell-surface receptors drives the growth of many breast cancers. Drugs, like Herceptin, that block the receptors’ signals halt tumor progression in some patients. However, not all patients’ tumors respond, with some becoming resistant over time. Different drugs that interfere with other steps in the signaling pathway may improve the response of patients, yet little is known about these molecules.

Losing Pays Off for Teens in Diet Program

December 20, 2010

Kevin Volpp of the School of Medicine is cited for his research on incentive-based weight-loss groups.

Article Source: Philadelphia Inquirer

Top 100 Stories of 2010 #10: Early Diagnosis for Alzheimer’s

December 16, 2010

Les Shaw and John Trojanowski of the School of Medicine are cited for their contributions to an early diagnosis for Alzheimer’s.

Article Source: Discover Magazine

Healing Powers

December 20, 2010

Harvey Rubin of the School of Medicine is featured for helping developing a program to provide refrigeration for vaccines for earthquake victims in Haiti.

Article Source: Philadelphia Inquirer

Video: Organ Donor Helps Give the Gift of Life

December 16, 2010

The Penn Transplant Institute is featured for its annual holiday party where organ recipients, donors and doctors gather to celebrate the season and life.

Article Source: KYW-TV (Philadelphia)

Government OKs Controversial Research Into Artificial Life Forms

December 16, 2010

Arthur Caplan of the School of Medicine asks, “Is it ethical to create new life forms? What are the religious concerns?”

Article Source: Fox News

Learning From Elizabeth Edwards

December 14, 2010

David Casarett of the School of Medicine shares his views on how more people should choose to live their last days the way they desire.

Article Source: Philadelphia Inquirer

Scientists to Test Marking Human Embryos With Bar Codes to Prevent IVF Mix-Ups

December 14, 2010

Arthur Caplan of the School of Medicine says, “When you’re talking about mismatch, those kinds of errors are psychologically and emotionally devastating.”

Article Source: news.com.au (Australia)
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Media Contact:Olivia Fermano | olivia.fermano@uphs.upenn.edu | 215-349-5653 December 14, 2010

Penn Medicine Establishes Hand Transplant Program

PHILADELPHIA - The Penn Transplant Institute, the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery and the Division of Plastic Surgery at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP) have collaborated to form the Penn Hand Transplant Program.

Toasting the Holidays? Pacing Cocktails May Save Your Heart

December 10, 2010

Nehal Mehta of the School of Medicine contends moderate consumption of alcohol motivates the liver to produce good cholesterol.

Article Source: MSNBC.com