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Media Contact:Kat Stein | katstein@gse.upenn.edu | 215-898-9642May 23, 2012

New Study Finds Sleepwalking More Prevalent Than Previously Assumed

May 16, 2012

Philip Gehrman of the Perelman School of Medicine shares his thoughts on a new study about sleepwalking.

Article Source: Newsworks

Research Questions Efficacy of Boosting ‘Good’ Cholesterol

May 17, 2012

Ben Voight of the Perelman School of Medicine is mentioned as co-author of a study about HDL levels.

Article Source: Newsworks

Printable Robots? NSF Is Funding Penn Research

May 18, 2012

Rajeev Alur and Vijay Kumar of School of Engineering and Applied Science comment about research funding from the National Science Foundation.

Article Source: The Business Journals
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Media Contact:Katherine Unger Baillie | kbaillie@upenn.edu | 215-898-9194
Media Contact:Colby Bishop | cbishop@ngs.org | 202-828-8075May 17, 2012

Penn and Genographic Project Scientists Illuminate the Ancient History of Circumarctic Peoples

PHILADELPHIA — Two studies led by scientists from the University of Pennsylvania and National Geographic’s Genographic Project reveal new information about the migration patterns of the first humans to settle the Americas.

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Media Contact:Karen Kreeger | Karen.kreeger@uphs.upenn.edu | 215-349-5658May 16, 2012

FDA-approved Drug Makes Established Cancer Vaccine Work Better, Penn Study Finds

A team from the Perelman School of Medicine and the Abramson Family Cancer Research Institute at the University of Pennsylvania found that the FDA-approved drug daclizumab improved the survival of breast cancer patients taking a cancer vaccine by 30 percent, compared to those patients not taking daclizumab. This proof-of-concept study is published this week in Science Translational Medicine.

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Media Contact:Jessica Mikulski | jessica.mikulski@uphs.upenn.edu | 215-349-8369May 17, 2012

Penn Medicine Research Challenges Concept That Raising HDL Helps Counter Heart-attack Risk

A new study published by researchers at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, the Broad Institute, and Massachusetts General Hospital, challenges the conventional concept that raising a person's HDL levels (good cholesterol) will always help lower their risk of a heart attack.

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Media Contact:Karen Kreeger | Karen.kreeger@uphs.upenn.edu | 215-349-5658
Media Contact:Jessica Mikulski | Jessica.mikulski@uphs.upenn.edu | 215-349-8360May 9, 2012

Penn Med-led Cardiovascular Health Screening Technology Receives Development Funding From AHA

The American Heart Association (AHA) announced today that they have made their first investment through the Science & Technology Accelerator Program into CytoVas, LLC. The company was founded by Jonni S.

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Media Contact:Evan Lerner | elerner@upenn.edu | 215-573-6604May 17, 2012

Penn Researchers Recognized for Improving Nanotech Design Principles

PHILADELPHIA — Targeted drug delivery is one of the more enticing applications of nanotechnology; by designing pharmaceuticals on an atomic scale, engineers hope to get them attacking diseases with newfound precision and efficiency.

A team of University of Pennsylvania researchers has recently been recognized by the National Science Foundation for the development of computer models that will be instrumental in improving these designs.

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Media Contact:Jill DiSanto | jdisanto@upenn.edu | 215-898-4820
Media Contact:Kat Stein | katstein@gse.upenn.edu | 215-898-9642May 16, 2012

Graduate School of Education Welcomes Education Writers Association Conference to Penn


PHILADELPHIA –- Hundreds of education journalists will gather at the University of Pennsylvania Graduate School of Education for the 65th Education Writers Association’s national seminar tomorrow through Saturday.