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Media Contact:Jacquie Posey | jposey@upenn.edu | 215-898-6460September 15, 2010

Successful Periodontal Therapy May Reduce the Risk of Preterm Birth, According to Penn Dental Study

PHILADELPHIA –- A collaboration led by a periodontal researcher from the University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine has found a possible link between the success of gum-disease treatment and the likelihood of giving birth prematurely, according to a study published in the journal BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology.

New Brain Scan Can Measure a Person's Level of Maturity

September 9, 2010

Anjan Chatterjee of the School of Medicine comments on the effectiveness of brain imaging in studying behavior.

Article Source: Washington Post
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Media Contact:Jessica Mikulski | jessica.mikulski@uphs.upenn.edu | 215-349-8369September 1, 2010

Violence in Inner City Neighborhoods Contributes to Trouble With Asthma

PHILADELPHIA –   Patients with asthma who are exposed to violence in their community are at an increased risk for an asthma-related hospitalization and emergency room visits for asthma or any cause, according to new research from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine.

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Media Contact:Karen Kreeger | karen.kreeger@uphs.upenn.edu | 215-349-5658September 8, 2010

Using the Structure of the Epidermal Growth Factor Receptor to Fight Cancer

PHILADELPHIA - Many types of tumors grow because of over-expression or a mutation of a protein called the epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR), normally regulated by a hormone-like peptide called the epidermal growth factor (EGF). Several cancer drugs, including Herceptin, Erbitux, Iressa and Tarceva fight tumors by blocking EGFR and related receptors, notes Mark A.

More Philadelphia-Area Health Systems Requiring Employees to Get Flu Shots

September 6, 2010

Neil Fishman and Arthur Caplan of the School of Medicine discuss employers’ flu-vaccination requirements.

Article Source: Philadelphia Inquirer

California Doctors Run Afoul of State Board but Keep Working

September 5, 2010

Arthur Caplan of the School of Medicine is cited for expert opinion on controversial California cancer treatments.

Article Source: Sacramento Bee

New Dean Named for Penn’s Med School

September 2, 2010

 J. Larry Jameson will become dean of the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and executive vice president for the Health System.

Article Source: Philadelphia Inquirer

University of Pennsylvania Names Next Medical School Dean

September 2, 2010

J. Larry Jameson is named dean of the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and executive vice president for the Health System.

Opinion: U.S. Stem Cell Ruling Invites Asian Competition

August 31, 2010

Jonathan Moreno of the School of Medicine and the School of Arts and Sciences authors an op-ed on stem-cell legislation.

Article Source: San Jose Mercury News

Breast, Ovary Removal Found to Raise Cancer Survival Rates

August 31, 2010

Timothy Rebbeck and Susan Domchek of the School of Medicine are cited for research on certain surgeries’ effect on cancer-survival rates.

Article Source: Los Angeles Times