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Media Contact:Jessica Mikulski | | 215-349-8369August 26, 2010

Penn Study Sheds Light on How the Brain Transitions Between Sleep and Awake States Under Anesthesia

Despite the fact that an estimated 25 million patients per year in the U.S. undergo surgeries using general anesthesia, scientists have only been able to hypothesize exactly how anesthetics interact with the central nervous system. They previously thought that the processes of “going under” and waking up from anesthesia affected the brain in the same way.

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Media Contact:Karen Kreeger | | 215-349-5658August 26, 2010

Swimming Upstream: Molecular Approaches to Better Understand Male Infertility

Male infertility is a common medical problem, affecting millions of men in the United States annually. Its causes include an inability to make productive sperm. Now, using yeast as a model organism, researchers at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine are beginning to identify the molecular signals that could in part underlie that problem.

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Researchers at University of Pennsylvania Find Possible Genetic Link to Lou Gehrig's Disease

August 26, 2010

John Trojanowski, Virginia Lee and Aaron Gitler of the School of Medicine and Nancy Bonini of the School of Arts and Sciences are featured for their research on a Lou Gehrig’s disease gene.

Article Source: Philadelphia Inquirer

Penn Study Makes Breakthrough in Shrinking Tumors of Terminal Melanoma Patients

August 26, 2010

School of Medicine researchers are cited for a breakthrough melanoma treatment.

Article Source: Philadelphia Inquirer

Administration to Appeal Ruling in Stem-Cell Case

August 24, 2010

Jonathan Moreno of the School of Medicine and the School of Arts and Sciences says new stem-cell research laws will negatively impact ongoing studies.

Article Source: National Public Radio

Halt to U.S. Stem Cell Funding Likely to Derail Research, Scientists Say

August 24, 2010

Jonathan Moreno of the School of Medicine and the School of Arts and Sciences comments on new U.S. stem-cell research legislation.

Article Source: Bloomberg News

Stem Cell Reversal: Ill Americans Deserve Better

August 24, 2010

 Arthur Caplan of the School of Medicine authors an op-ed on the legality of stem-cell research.

Article Source: MSNBC
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Media Contact:Jordan Reese | jreese@upenn.edu | 215-573-6604August 25, 2010

UMR Coalition Praises Recovery Act’s Investment Impact on Science, Innovation and Technology

PHILADELPHIA –- A White House report analyzing the impact of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act on innovation, science and technology has drawn praise from United for Medical Research.

Brigham and Women’s to Offer Hand Transplants

August 24, 2010

Arthur Caplan of the School of Medicine says transplant antirejection drugs pose a high risk.

Article Source: Boston Globe

Scaly Skin Linked With Depression

August 23, 2010

Researchers at the School of Medicine are cited for their studies of psoriasis and depression.

Article Source: Thaindian News (Thailand)