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

Not Only Skin Deep: Penn Study on Skin Formation Suggests Strategies to Fight Skin Cancer

PHILADELPHIA - In a study published in the journal Developmental Cell, Sarah Millar PhD, professor of Dermatology and Cell & Developmental Biology at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, and colleagues demonstrate that a pair of enzymes called HDACs are critical to the proper formation of mammalian skin.

Video: Neuroscience Fair at Penn

December 1, 2010

Local elementary students judge a science fair hosted by Penn Medicine.

Article Source: WPVI-TV (Philadelphia)

Penn Develops Biomarker Test for Parkinson’s

November 30, 2010

John Q. Trojanowski and Alice Chen-Plotkin of the School of Medicine comment on new developments.

Colleges Are Producing New Style of AIDS Activist

November 30, 2010

Luke Messac, a student in the School of Medicine, is among those protesting the Obama administration’s lack of funding to fight AIDS.

Article Source: New York Times

Lousy Care in Prison Threatens to Undermine Recent Wins Against AIDS

December 1, 2010

Arthur Caplan of the School of Medicine explains why society should care about prisoners with AIDS.

Article Source: MSNBC

Audio: Overeating, Like Drug Use, Rewards And Alters Brain

December 1, 2010

Teresa Reyes of the School of Medicine shows that food can change the brain through a Penn research experiment with mice.

Article Source: National Public Radio

US Firm Admits Crimes in Human Bone-Cement Trial

November 30, 2010

Arthur Caplan of the School of Medicine comments on off-label use of products.

Article Source: Associated Press

Is It Just Us, or Are Kids Getting Really Stupid?

November 26, 2010

Anjan Chatterjee of the School of Medicine and Elliot Weinbaum, Yasmin Kafai, Sharon Ravitch and Janine Remillard of the Graduate School of Education weigh in on the intellect of the younger generation.

Article Source: Philadelphia Magazine

The Downside of High-Deductible

November 29, 2010

Jeffrey T. Kullgren of the School of Medicine and the Wharton School is cited for his study on income levels and the effects on high-deductible health plans.

Article Source: Philadelphia Inquirer

For a Thin Employee, a Fat Bonus

November 30, 2010

Kevin Volpp of the School of Medicine comments on the long-term advantages of breaking unhealthy habits by offering incentives.

Article Source: Washington Post