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Media Contact:Jessica Mikulski | jessica.mikulski@uphs.upenn.edu | 215-349-8369October 31, 2013

Penn Medicine Study Finds Most Early Rehospitalization after Kidney Transplant Caused by Complexity of the Condition, not Poor Quality of Care

A study of over 750 kidney transplant patients over a five-year period conducted by researchers at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania has found that 90 percent of early rehospitalizations (within 30 days of surgery) were caused by complex medical factors related to the transplantation process.

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Media Contact:Evan Lerner | elerner@upenn.edu | 215-573-6604
Media Contact:Dana Weidig | weidigd@email.chop.edu | 267-426-6092October 30, 2013

Penn, CHOP Researchers Help Author Report on Sports-Related Concussions in Youth

The Institute of Medicine and the National Research Council today released a comprehensive report on sports-related concussions in youth, detailing factors associated with increased rates of the brain injury, the effectiveness of protective devices and new screening, diagnosis, treatment and management techniques, as well as the long-term consequences of concussions.

International Alzheimer’s Project Generates Local Optimism

October 29, 2013

Gerard Schellenberg of the Perelman School of Medicine discusses his focus on researching Alzheimer’s disease.

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Media Contact:Kim Menard | Kim.Menard@uphs.upenn.edu | 215-662-6183October 28, 2013

Global Collaboration Including Penn Medicine Experts Yields Fresh Look at Immune System in Alzheimer's

The largest international Alzheimer's disease genetics collaboration to date has found 11 new genetic areas of interest that contribute to late onset Alzheimer's Disease (LOAD), doubling the number of potential genetics-based therapeutic targets to interrogate.

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Media Contact:Steve Graff | stephen.graff@uphs.upenn.edu | 215-349-5653October 28, 2013

Overlooked Lymph Nodes in Rib Cage Have Prognostic Power for Mesothelioma Patients, Penn Study Finds

For the first time, researchers from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania have shown the predictive power of a group of overlooked lymph nodes--known as the posterior intercostal lymph nodes--that could serve as a better tool to stage and ultimately treat patients with malignant pleural mesothelioma.

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Media Contact:Karen Kreeger | Karen.kreeger@uphs.upenn.edu | 215-349-5658October 28, 2013

Penn Medicine: Cell Nucleus Protein in Brown Fat Cells Governs Daily Control of Body Temperature

For nearly 300 years, investigators have known that body temperature follows a circadian, or 24-hour, rhythm, with a peak during the day and a low at night.

Scientists Describe Cascading Pain of Budget Cuts

October 24, 2013

Dean J. Larry Jameson, Daniel Rader and Jean Bennett of the Perelman School of Medicine discuss the need to continue federal investment in U.S. biomedical research.

Article Source: Philadelphia Inquirer
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Media Contact:Steve Graff | stephen.graff@uphs.upenn.edu | 215-349-5653October 23, 2013

Penn Study: Diabetes Drug Metformin with Chemo and Radiation May Improve Outcomes in Lung Cancer Patients

Treating aggressive lung cancer with the diabetes drug metformin along with radiation and chemotherapy may slow tumor growth and recurrence, suggests new preliminary findings from researchers at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania being presented during an oral abstract session October 28 at the 15th World Conference o

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Media Contact:Jeanne Leong | jleong@upenn.edu | 215-573-8151October 23, 2013

Marcus Mundy's World Expands at Penn

Marcus Mundy’s introduction to the Glee Club in his first few days as a freshman was the start of his exploration of all that the University of Pennsylvania has to offer.

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Media Contact:Evan Lerner | elerner@upenn.edu | 215-573-6604October 28, 2013

Penn: ‘Endowment Effect’ Not Present in Hunter-Gatherer Societies

Centuries of economic theory have been based on one simple premise: when given a choice between two items, people make the rational decision and select the one they value more. But as with many simple premises, this one has a flaw in that it is demonstrably untrue.