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Media Contact:Karen Kreeger | Karen.kreeger@uphs.upenn.edu | 215-349-5658July 21, 2014

Penn Study: Metabolic Enzyme Stops Progression of Most Common Type of Kidney Cancer

In an analysis of small molecules called metabolites used by the body to make fuel in normal and cancerous cells in human kidney tissue, a research team from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania identified an enzyme key to applying the brakes on tumor growth.

Potassium Supplements May Help Some Heart Failure Patients

July 16, 2014

Charles Leonard and Sean Hennessy of the Perelman School of Medicine are quoted about researching how potassium supplementation can help heart-failure patients.

Article Source: HealthDay
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Media Contact:Lee-Ann Donegan | leeann.donegan@uphs.upenn.edu | 215-349-5660July 16, 2014

Penn Medicine Study: Liver Transplant Patients Who Receive Organs from Living Donors More Likely to Survive than Those Who Receive Organs from Deceased Donors

Research derived from early national experience of liver transplantation has shown that deceased donor liver transplants offered recipients better survival rates than living donor liver transplants, making them the preferred method of transplantation for most physicians. Now, the first data-driven study in over a decade disputes this notion.

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Media Contact:Steve Graff | stephen.graff@uphs.upenn.edu | 215-349-5653July 16, 2014

Potassium Supplements May Increase Survival in Patients Taking Diuretics for Heart Failure, Penn Study Suggests

Researchers from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania found that patients taking prescription potassium supplements together with loop diuretics for heart failure have better survival rates than patients taking diuretics without the potassium. Moreover, the degree of benefit increases with higher diuretic doses.

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Media Contact:Evan Lerner | elerner@upenn.edu | 215-573-6604July 15, 2014

Penn Study: Understanding Graphene’s Electrical Properties on an Atomic Level

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Graphene is widely touted as being the most electrically conductive material ever studied. However, not all graphene is the same; with so few atoms, the arrangement of each one has an impact on its overall function.

Graphene, a material that consists of a lattice of carbon atoms, one atom thick, is widely touted as being the most electrically conductive material ever studied. However, not all graphene is the same. With so few atoms comprising the entirety of the material, the arrangement of each one has an impact on its overall function.

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Media Contact:Katherine Unger Baillie | kbaillie@upenn.edu | 215-898-9194July 14, 2014

Penn Vet’s Lisa Gretebeck Tackles Public Health Through Research and Outreach

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Lisa Gretebeck always knew she wanted to be a veterinarian. Like many aspiring young vets, Gretebeck was first attracted to the career through her love for animals.

By Madeleine Stone  @themadstone

Lisa Gretebeck always knew she wanted to be a veterinarian. Like many aspiring young vets, Gretebeck was first attracted to the career through her love for animals.

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Media Contact:Lee-Ann Donegan | leeann.donegan@uphs.upenn.edu | 215-349-5660July 14, 2014

Penn Researchers Successfully Alleviate Pulmonary Inflammation through Targeted Drug Delivery

Pulmonary inflammation can cause shallow breathing and the lungs to become brittle in patients who experience multiple blood transfusions, sepsis, lung surgery and acute lung trauma.

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Media Contact:Katie Delach | Katie.Delach@uphs.upenn.edu | 215-349-5964July 10, 2014

New Penn Study Shows Drinking Alcohol, Even Light-to-Moderate Amounts, Provides No Heart Health Benefit

Reducing the amount of alcoholic beverages consumed, even for light-to-moderate drinkers, may improve cardiovascular health, including a reduced risk of coronary heart disease, lower body mass index (BMI) and blood pressure, according to a new multi-center study published in The BMJ and co-led by the

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Media Contact:Katherine Unger Baillie | kbaillie@upenn.edu | 215-898-9194July 10, 2014

Penn’s Jordi Rivera Prince Uses Bones to Tell a Story of Human Evolution

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It wasn’t until she was 18 years old that Jordi Rivera Prince, a rising junior at the University of Pennsylvania, learned in depth about evolution. Now, lessons in evolution are part and parcel of Rivera Prince’s day-to-day life as an assistant to the curator of physical anthropology at the Penn Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology.

It wasn’t until she was 18 years old that Jordi Rivera Prince, a rising junior at the University of Pennsylvania, learned in depth about evolution.

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Media Contact:Katie Delach | Katie.Delach@uphs.upenn.edu | 215-349-5964July 9, 2014

Penn Study Finds Living Kidney Donation Does Not Increase Risk of Death or Heart Disease for Older Adult Donors

Previous studies linking older age with kidney and heart disease have raised concerns about the safety of living kidney donation among older adults.