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Media Contact:Jacquie Posey | jposey@upenn.edu | 215-898-6460April 13, 2012

Three University of Pennsylvania Professors Receive 2012 Guggenheim Fellowships

PHILADELPHIA – Jamal J.

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Media Contact:Jacquie Posey | jposey@upenn.edu | 215-898-6460April 11, 2012

Penn Hosts Africa Study Abroad Orientation

What is an International SOS card? Are pre-departure vaccinations required for some foreign travel? What to pack? When traveling abroad, it’s always better to know before you go.

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Media Contact:Jacquie Posey | jposey@upenn.edu | 215-898-6460April 10, 2012
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Media Contact:Holly Auer | holly.auer@uphs.upenn.edu | 215-349-5659April 9, 2012

Penn Study: Breast Cancer Patients Suffer Treatment-related Side Effects Long After Completing Care

More than 60 percent of breast cancer survivors report at least one treatment-related complication even six years after their diagnosis, according to a new study led by a researcher from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania. The findings are part of a special issue of Cancer devoted to exploring the physical late effects of breast cancer treatment and creating strategies to prevent, monitor for, and treat these conditions in the nation's 2.6 million survivors of the disease.

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Media Contact:Evan Lerner | elerner@upenn.edu | 215-573-6604April 10, 2012

Penn and Haverford Sign Agreement to Fast-track Undergrads Into Penn Engineering Master’s Programs

PHILADELPHIA — The University of Pennsylvania and Haverford College are launching a new program that will allow undergraduates at Haverford to gain early admission into a master’s degree program offered by Penn’s School of Engineering and Applied Science.  The arrangement effectively allows Haverford students to obtain their bachelor’s degree in four years and then, through Penn, obtain their master’s degree with just one additional year of study.

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Media Contact:Karen Kreeger | Karen.kreeger@uphs.upenn.edu | 215-349-5658April 6, 2012

Penn Study Cautions Use of Drugs to Block 'Niacin Flush' in Heart Patients

Niacin, or vitamin B3, is the one approved drug that elevates "good" cholesterol (high density lipoprotein, HDL) while depressing "bad" cholesterol (low density lipoprotein , LDL), and has thereby attracted much attention from patients and physicians. Niacin keeps fat from breaking down, and so obstructs the availability of LDL building blocks.

Cooper Hospital Leading FDA Trial for Sepsis Treatment

April 5, 2012

David Gaieski of the Perelman School of Medicine is quoted about researching a treatment for sepsis.

Article Source: Newsworks
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Media Contact:Katherine Unger Baillie | kbaillie@upenn.edu | 215-898-9194April 6, 2012

New Penn Dental Researcher George Hajishengallis Gets at the Root of Gum Disease

PHILADELPHIA — Trained as a dentist in Greece, George Hajishengallis, one of the newest faculty members at the University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine, was happy enough with the idea of practicing dentistry there. But something was missing.

“As important as clinical treatment is — and I think it’s more important than research,” said Hajishengallis, “it can become routine.”

Video: The Bald Economy: Big Pharma

March 29, 2012

George Cotsarelis of the Perelman School of Medicine discusses a study about baldness.

Article Source: Bloomberg
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Media Contact:Karen Kreeger | Karen.kreeger@uphs.upenn.edu | 215-349-5658April 4, 2012

Penn Medicine Researchers Find that Molecular Pair Controls Time-Keeping and Fat Metabolism

The 24-hour internal clock controls many aspects of human behavior and physiology, including sleep, blood pressure, and metabolism. Disruption in circadian rhythms leads to increased incidence of many diseases, including metabolic disease and cancer. Each cell of the body has its own internal timing mechanism, which is controlled by proteins that keep one another in check.