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Media Contact:Jordan Reese | jreese@upenn.edu | 215-573-6604December 17, 2007

Agent Orange Chemical, Dioxin, Attacks the Mitochondria To Cause Cancer, Says Penn Research Team

PHILADELPHIA— Researchers with the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine have demonstrated the process by which the cancer-causing chemical dioxin attacks the cellular machinery, disrupts normal cellular function and ultimately promotes tumor progression.

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Media Contact:Jordan Reese | jreese@upenn.edu | 215-573-6604December 13, 2007

Penn Researchers Shine the Light of Venus to Learn How the Herpes Virus Invades Cells

PHILADELPHIA -– University of Pennsylvania researchers have uncovered an important step in how herpes simplex virus, HSV-1, uses cooperating proteins found on its outer coat to gain entry into healthy cells and infect them. Further,the study’s authors say, they have demonstrated the effectiveness of monitoring these protein interactions using biomolecular complementation.

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Media Contact:Jordan Reese | jreese@pobox.upenn.edu | 215-573-6604December 10, 2007

Researchers Led by Penn Vet Uncover the Delicate Protein Balance Behind the Immune System Response

PHILADELPHIA -– A team of researchers from the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine has identified the protein interactions involved in the immune system process that fights infection yet, in certain inflammatory diseases, runs amok and attacks friendly tissue.

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Media Contact:Jordan Reese | jreese@upenn.edu | 215-573-6604November 27, 2007

University of Pennsylvania Establishes Institute for Regenerative Medicine

PHILADELPHIA -- The University of Pennsylvania is launching the Institute for Regenerative Medicine, a new cross-disciplinary endeavor to investigate and harness the therapeutic potential of stem cells in the treatment of cancer, diabetes, cardiovascular disease, degenerative diseases, wound healing and aging. Two renowned Penn scientists, Jonathan A. Epstein and Ralph L. Brinster, will lead the Institute.

The announcement was made today by Penn President Amy Gutmann and Provost Ronald J. Daniels.

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Media Contact:Jordan Reese | jreese@upenn.edu | 215-573-6604November 1, 2007
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Media Contact:Jordan Reese | jreese@pobox.upenn.edu | 215-573-6604September 20, 2007
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Media Contact:Jordan Reese | jreese@pobox.upenn.edu | 215-573-6604August 29, 2007
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Media Contact:Jordan Reese | jreese@pobox.upenn.edu | 215-573-6604July 12, 2007
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Media Contact:Jennifer Rench | jrench@vet.upenn.edu | 610-925-6182April 25, 2007
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Media Contact:Jennifer Rench | jrench@vet.upenn.edu | 610-925-6182February 13, 2007