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Media Contact:Karen Kreeger | | 215-349-5658March 13, 2012

Potential Alzheimer's Drug Slows Damage and Symptoms in Animal Model, According to Penn Study

A study published this week in the Journal of Neuroscience shows that the compound epothilone D (EpoD) is effective in preventing further neurological damage and improving cognitive performance in a mouse model of Alzheimer's disease (AD). The results establish how the drug might be used in early-stage AD patients.

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Media Contact:Jill DiSanto | | 215-898-4820March 13, 2012

PennCycle Launches Pilot Bicycling Program

PHILADELPHIA – PennCycle, a University of Pennsylvania student-led shared bicycle pilot program housed in Penn Student Agencies, will host a kick-off event Friday, March 16, from noon to 4 p.m. at Hill Field, 34th and Chestnut streets.

The event includes free test rides on PennCycle bikes, PennCycle subscription sign-ups, free food from local restaurants including Jimmy John’s, coffee and treats from Penn Student Agencies vendors and a student disc jockey.

Video: What’s Ahead for Fannie and Freddie?

March 12, 2012

Susan Wachter of the Wharton School discusses the future of the real estate industry.

Article Source: Fox Business

States Hit Hardest by Housing Now Lead Jobs Recovery

March 11, 2012

Kathleen Hall Jamieson of the Annenberg Public Policy Center comments on how voters’ views of improving local economies would benefit President Obama’s re-election campaign.

Article Source: MoneyNews

Study Suggests Breakthrough in Organ Transplants

March 8, 2012

Abraham Shaked of the Perelman School of Medicine comments on a study about organ transplants.

Article Source: Los Angeles Times

Crystal Light & SEPTA Tokens Boost Cancer Tests

March 7, 2012

Carmen Guerra and Eliot Nierman of the Perelman School of Medicine comment on improving cancer screening.

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Obama Offers Mortgage-fee Relief

March 7, 2012

Susan Wachter of the Wharton School answers a question about the Obama administration offering mortgage-fee relief to homeowners with government-supported mortgages.

Article Source: USA Today

Penn, Wistar Researchers Thwart HIV Without Antiviral Drugs

March 8, 2012

Penn and Wistar researchers are featured for their work to control HIV without antiviral drugs.

Article Source: Philadelphia Inquirer

An Unsung Victory in Healthcare

March 6, 2012

Ezekiel Emanuel of the Perelman School of Medicine and the Wharton School shares his thoughts about electronic health records.

Article Source: Reuters

Apple’s Job Creation Data Spurs an Economic Debate

March 4, 2012

Peter Cappelli of the Wharton School comments on job creation.

Article Source: New York Times