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Media Contact:Jill DiSanto | jdisanto@upenn.edu | 215-898-4820October 28, 2011

Penn Researcher Says Government Programs Don’t Work and Suggests a Blueprint for Change

Richard Gelles has written a book, and he is pretty sure about one thing: He is going to upset a lot of people — liberals and conservatives alike.

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Media Contact:Karen Kreeger | Karen.Kreeger@uphs.upenn.edu | 215-349-5658October 24, 2011

Penn Study Explains Paradox of Insulin Resistance Genetics

PHILADELPHIA - Obesity and insulin resistance are almost inevitably associated with increases in lipid accumulation in the liver, a serious disease that can deteriorate to hepatitis and liver failure.  A real paradox in understanding insulin resistance is figuring out why insulin-resistant livers make more fat.  Insulin resistance occurs when the body does a poor job of lowering blood sugars.

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Media Contact:Karen Kreeger | Karen.Kreeger@uphs.upenn.edu | 215-349-5658October 26, 2011

Lab-Made Skin Cells Will Aid Transplantation, Cancer, Drug Research, Say Penn Scientists

PHILADELPHIA - The pigmented cells called melanocytes aren't just for making freckles and tans. Melanocytes absorb ultraviolet light, protecting the skin from the harmful effects of the sun. They also are the cells that go haywire in melanoma, as well as in more common conditions as vitiligo and albinism.

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Note for TV and radio: The University of Pennsylvania has an on-campus ISDN line and ready access to a satellite uplink facility with live-shot capability.

 

Expert:

Dr. Laura Perna
Professor, Graduate School of Education
University of Pennsylvania

 

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