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Media Contact:Karen Kreeger | karen.kreeger@uphs.upenn.edu | 215-349-5658May 27, 2015

Penn Study Links Better "Good Cholesterol" Function With Lower Risk of Later Heart Disease

HDL is the “good cholesterol” that helps remove fat from artery walls, reversing the process that leads to heart disease. Yet recent drug trials and genetic studies suggest that simply pushing HDL levels higher doesn’t necessarily reduce the risk of heart disease. Now, a team led by scientists from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania has shown in a large, forward-looking epidemiological study that a person’s HDL function—the efficiency of HDL molecules at removing cholesterol—may be a better measure of coronary heart disease risk and a better target for heart-protecting drugs.

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Media Contact:Steve Graff | stephen.graff@uphs.upenn.edu | 215-349-5653May 26, 2015

Attitudes about Complementary and Alternative Medicine Predict Use Among Cancer Patients, Penn's Abramson Cancer Center Finds

A cancer patient’s expectations about the benefits of complementary and alternative (CAM) and their perceived access to CAM therapies are likely to guide whether or not they will use those options, according to a new study published ahead of print in the journal CANCER from researchers at Abramson Cancer Center of the University of Pennsylvania. 

Delayed Umbilical Cord Clamping May Benefit Children Years Later

May 26, 2015

Scott Lorch of the Perelman School of Medicine discusses potential risks to the practice of delayed umbilical cord clamping.

Article Source: National Public Radio

What You Didn’t Know About that Mad Men Encounter Group

May 21, 2015

Jonathan Moreno of the Perelman School of Medicine and the School of Arts & Sciences writes about the characteristi

Article Source: Psychology Today

Audio: Penn’s School of Medicine – Nation’s Oldest – Turns 250

May 21, 2015

Gail Morrison of the Perelman School of Medicine and Mark Frazier Lloyd<

Severe Mental Illness Found to Drop in Young, Defying Perceptions

May 20, 2015

Steven Marcus of the Perelman School of Medicine and the School of Social Policy & Practice is cited for a collabor

Article Source: New York Times
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Media Contact:Steve Graff | stephen.graff@uphs.upenn.edu | 215-349-5653May 18, 2015

Penn Scientists Receive Grant for Neuroendocrine Cancer Immunotherapy Research

Researchers from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania received a $400,000 grant from the Caring for Carcinoid Foundation (CFCF), a non-profit that funds research for carcinoid, pancreatic, and related neuroendocrine cancers (NETS), to investigate the use of an experimental gene therapy that engineers immune cells to attack cancers.

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Media Contact:Anna Duerr | anna.duerr@uphs.upenn.edu | 215-349-8369May 19, 2015

Penn Medicine Researcher Receives Distinguished Investigator Award

Kevin Volpp, MD, PhD, was presented with the 2015 Association for Clinical and Translational Science (ACTS) Distinguished Investigator Award for Career Achievement and Contribution to Clinical and Translational Science for translation from clinical use into public benefit and policy at the organization’s sixth annual meeting last month in Washington, D.C.

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Media Contact:Karen Kreeger | Karen.kreeger@uphs.upenn.edu | 215-349-5658May 19, 2015

Penn Medicine: How the Immune System Controls the Human Biological Clock in Times of Infection

An important link between the human body clock and the immune system has relevance for better understanding inflammatory and infectious diseases, discovered collaborators at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania and Trinity College, Dublin.

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Media Contact:Jill DiSanto | jdisanto@upenn.edu | 215-898-4820May 20, 2015

Penn’s LPS Program Allows Non-traditional Student to Pursue His Dreams

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For research lab manager Tony Wu of Abramson, full-time work did not impede his pursuit of a master’s degree. This fall, the LPS alum will begin a Ph.D. in Amsterdam.

It’s a long road from the University of Pennsylvania to Amsterdam, but cancer research knows no bounds.