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Media Contact:Kim Menard | Kim.Menard@uphs.upenn.edu | 215-662-6183January 11, 2012

Penn Research: Gout Flares Reduced With Protein-trapping Treatment

Patients with gout – a painful type of inflammatory arthritis caused by the crystallization of urates in soft tissues – are advised to start treatment that lowers uric acid levels in the blood. Unfortunately, as the long-term medication starts to break down crystals deposited in the joints, many patients experience gout attacks caused by the release of crystals from softened deposits.

Treating Depression, Diabetes Simultaneously Proves Effective

January 10, 2012

Hillary Bogner of the Perelman School of Medicine discusses the research she led about treating Type 2 diabetes and depression together.

Nicotine Patch May Help Improve Memory, Study Finds

January 9, 2012

Frank Leone of the Perelman School of Medicine is interviewed about research on the effects of nicotine patches on improving memory.

Article Source: MSNBC.com

Wharton MBA Candidates Size Up Online Clothes Shopping Experience

January 10, 2012

Wharton MBA candidates Ian Campbell and Mona Safabakhsh are featured for developing a concept that uses Xbox 360 Kinect technology to measure sizes in order to buy clothes online.

Article Source: FlyingKite.com

A Sort of Happy New Year for the New Science Budget

January 10, 2012

Jonathan Moreno of the Perelman School of Medicine and the School of Arts and Sciences discusses the newly signed budget bill and how it affects new science.

Article Source: Huffington Post
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Media Contact:Julie S. McWilliams | juliemcw@upenn.edu | 215-898-1422January 11, 2012

Eight Professors Named 2012 Penn Fellows

PHILADELPHIA – Eight University of Pennsylvania professors have been named Penn Fellows for 2012. 

Misfortune Teller

January 10, 2012

Richard Berk of the School of Arts and Sciences comments on predicting crime.

Article Source: Atlantic

Perry Hopes to Rebound in Two Debates

January 6, 2012

Kathleen Hall Jamieson of the Annenberg Public Policy Center says, “You have to pass a certain threshold to be acceptable, but you don’t have to be the strongest debater.”

Article Source: Fort Worth Star-Telegram

Audio: Should Big-Time College Athletes Be Paid?

January 9, 2012

Ken Shropshire of the Wharton School and former Penn basketball player Stephen Danley debate about paying college athletes.

The Rise of Media Quants

January 10, 2012

Joseph Turow of the Annenberg School for Communication is interviewed about his book The Daily You: How the New Advertising Industry Is Defining Your Identity and Your Worth.

Article Source: Adweek