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Media Contact:Katherine Unger Baillie | kbaillie@upenn.edu | 215-898-9194August 9, 2013

Fresh Analysis of Dinosaur Skulls by Penn Researchers Finds Three Species Are One

A new analysis of dinosaur fossils by University of Pennsylvania researchers has revealed that a number of specimens of the genus Psittacosaurus — once believed to represent three different species — are all members of a single species.

Training Dogs to Help Sniff Out Cancer

August 9, 2013

Cindy Otto of Penn’s Working Dog Center explains how the Center is partnering with researchers to train do

Article Source: USA Today

Penn Cancer Center Looks to Expanded Gene Testing

August 9, 2013

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Article Source: Philly.com
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Media Contact:Madeleine Kruhly | mkruhly@sas.upenn.edu | 215-898-1435August 9, 2013

Penn Student Looks at French Lunches With an Eye to Improvements Back Home

University of Pennsylvania senior Elizabeth Hyde has spent the past two months in Paris to observe and evaluate a much-appreciated element of French culture: the meal.

A Proven, Seldom-used Therapy After Cardiac Arrest

August 7, 2013

Mark E. Mikkelsen of the Perelman School of Medicine comments on research into inducing hypothermia to save heart attack patients.

Article Source: Philly.com
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Media Contact:Madeleine Kruhly | mkruhly@sas.upenn.edu | 215-898-1435August 6, 2013

Penn Student Participates in Undergraduate Research on Child Injury

Steven Scarfone is spending 10 weeks this summer investigating the mechanisms of pediatric traumatic injury as a participant in the University of Pennsylvania’s Injury Science Research Experiences for Undergraduates program.

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Media Contact:Madeleine Kruhly | mkruhly@sas.upenn.edu | 215-898-1435August 1, 2013

Penn Students Searching for Treatment for Parkinson’s

Awarded summer fellowships by the Parkinson's Disease Foundation, University of Pennsylvania students Solongo Batjargal and Eric Lin look to play instrumental roles in the development of a treatment for Parkinson's.

Diabetes Drug Metformin Proves Useful for Other Problems

July 30, 2013

Steven Arnold of the Perelman School of Medicine is mentioned for studying metformin’s ability to slow or prevent mental decline.

Article Source: USA Today

Breast Cancer Study Underscores Racial Disparities and Need for Better Interventions

July 29, 2013

Kevin Fox of the Perelman School of Medicine and Jeffrey Silber of Medicine and the Wharton School are featured for studying racial disparities in breast-cancer treatment.

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Media Contact:Kim Menard | Kim.Menard@uphs.upenn.edu | 215-662-6183July 26, 2013

Penn Study: Migraine is Associated with Variations in Structure of Brain Arteries

The network of arteries supplying blood flow to the brain is more likely to be incomplete in people who suffer migraine, a new study by researchers in the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania reports.