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Media Contact:Katherine Unger Baillie | | 215-898-9194November 2, 2015

Penn-led Research Elucidates Genetics Behind Salmonella’s Host Specificity

Research by a team led by University of Pennsylvania scientists has shown, using genomic techniques, that slight variations in the coding sequence of proteins that bind Salmonella to host cells can determine what type of animal a particular strain infects.

It’s called bird flu for a reason. Particular characteristics about the influenza virus known as H5N1 allow it to primarily affect avifauna, though in some worrying cases the disease has been passed to humans.

Ben Carson: The Candidate From Bioethics

October 28, 2015

Jonathan Moreno of the Perelman School of Medicine and the School of Arts & Sciences pens an op-ed about Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson.

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Sorry, You Probably Can’t Sleep Just 6 Hours a Night

October 27, 2015

David Dinges of the Perelman School of Medicine is cited for his comments about how humans currently face “dissimilar and ‘perhaps more nagging stressors’ than our ancestors did” that affect our sleep patterns.

Article Source: Huffington Post

5 Nightmarish Side Effects Of Sleep Deprivation

October 27, 2015

David Dinges of the Perelman School of Medicine is quoted on the affects of sleep deprivation.

Article Source: Huffington Post
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Media Contact:Evan Lerner | | 215-573-6604October 27, 2015

Penn Leads International Collaboration to Re-engineer Disaster Tents

Researchers at the University of Pennsylvania have received a five-year, $3.6 million grant from the National Science Foundation to develop materials for multifunctional coatings on emergency tents, enabling them to manage water, prevent the spread of bacteria and capture and store solar energy.

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Media Contact:Jacquie Posey | | 215-898-6460October 22, 2015

Penn Professor Adrian Raine Unlocks the Criminal Mind Using Biological Keys

Barely one minute into his Penn Lightbulb Café talk on “The Anatomy of Violence,” University of Pennsylvania professor Adrian Raine pointed to a slide projected on the screen behind him that showed the cracked skull of a 19th–century railroad worker Phineas Gage, alongside a sepia-colored image of the maimed man.

New Mammogram Guidelines Could Heighten Breast Cancer Confusion

October 20, 2015

Emily Conant of the Perelman School of Medicine comments on three-dimensional mammography, or tomosynthesis.

Article Source: Philadelphia Inquirer

Into the Limelight

October 1, 2015

Jim Eberwine of the Perelman School of Medicine is cited for developing a new method to “sequence RNA from single cells lodged in their tissue microenvironments.”

Article Source: Scientist
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Media Contact:Katie Delach | | 215-349-5964October 21, 2015

Family Risk of Breast Cancer Does Not Negatively Affect General Psychosocial Adjustment Among Pre-Teen Girls, Penn Study Finds

Girls from families with a history of breast cancer, or genetic mutations that increase the risk of a breast cancer diagnosis, seem to adjust just as well as other girls when it comes to general anxiety, depression and overall psychosocial adjustment, according to new research from the 

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Media Contact:Abbey Anderson | | 215-349-8369October 21, 2015

Penn Researchers Examine Effects of Federal Recommendations on Cartilage Repair Studies in Large Animal Models

More than 21 million people in the United States suffer from cartilage damage, and if left untreated, cartilage defects can cause disability and more widespread joint disease. In recent years, scientists have focused on development of new treatments for cartilage repair.