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Media Contact:Katherine Unger Baillie | kbaillie@upenn.edu | 215-898-9194March 14, 2012

Owl Monkey Twins Give Penn's Eduardo Fernandez-Duque Insight Into Monogamy

PHILADELPHIA -- In 15 years of studying owl monkeys in Argentina, this was a first: Late last November, Eduardo Fernandez-Duque, assistant professor in the Anthropology Department at the University of Pennsylvania, got news from his field assistants that they had spotted a set of newborn twins.

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Media Contact:Karen Kreeger | Karen.kreeger@uphs.upenn.edu | 215-349-5658March 13, 2012

Potential Alzheimer's Drug Slows Damage and Symptoms in Animal Model, According to Penn Study

A study published this week in the Journal of Neuroscience shows that the compound epothilone D (EpoD) is effective in preventing further neurological damage and improving cognitive performance in a mouse model of Alzheimer's disease (AD). The results establish how the drug might be used in early-stage AD patients.

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Media Contact:Katherine Unger Baillie | kbaillie@upenn.edu | 215-898-9194March 12, 2012

Penn Researchers Find Epstein Barr-like Virus Infects and May Cause Cancer in Dogs

PHILADELPHIA -- More than 90 percent of humans have antibodies to the Epstein Barr virus.  Best known for causing mononucleosis, or “the kissing disease,” the virus has also been implicated in more serious conditions, including Hodgkin’s, non-Hodgkin’s and Burkitt’s lymphomas.  Yet little is known about exactly how EBV triggers these diseases.

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Media Contact:Katherine Unger Baillie | kbaillie@upenn.edu | 215-898-9194March 9, 2012

March 13 Penn Science Café to Explore the Life, Death and Rebirth of the Mississippi River Delta

PHILADELPHIA – At the Penn Science Café on Tuesday, March 13, Douglas Jerolmack, an assistant professor in the Department of Earth and Environmental Science at the University of Pennsylvania, will discuss his research on river patterns and what his findings mean for the future of the Mississippi Delta. 

Plaidoyer pour une journée des hommes

March 8, 2012

Dean Richard Gelles of the School of Social Policy and Practice is cited for co-authoring “Behind Closed Doors.”

Article Source: Agora Vox (France)

Penn, Wistar Researchers Thwart HIV Without Antiviral Drugs

March 8, 2012

Penn and Wistar researchers are featured for their work to control HIV without antiviral drugs.

Article Source: Philadelphia Inquirer
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Media Contact:Kim Menard | Kim.Menard@uphs.upenn.edu | 215-662-6183March 6, 2012

Aggressive Traumatic Brain Injury Care Improves Outcomes, Reduces Long-term Costs, Penn Study Shows

Aggressive treatment for severe traumatic brain injuries costs more than routine care, yet yields significantly better outcomes, improved quality of life, and lower long term care costs, according to a new study by researchers in the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania. For example, in 20 year old traumatic brain injury survivor, aggressive care leads to significantly improved outcomes and costs nearly $100,000 less compared to routine care.

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Media Contact:Kelly Stratton | skell@vet.upenn.edu | 215-898-1475March 6, 2012

Mayo Clinic, Penn and Partners to Explore New Ways to Predict and Control Seizures

PHILADELPHIA Mayo Clinic and partners from the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine, the University of Minnesota College of Veterinary Medicine and College of Pharmacy, the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, and NeuroVista Corporation have been awarded $7.5 million grant (U01) from the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, a division of the National Institutes of Health

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Media Contact:Holly Auer | holly.auer@uphs.upenn.edu | 215-349-5659March 5, 2012

One in Four U.S. HIV Patients Don't Stay in Care, Penn Study Shows

Only about 75 percent of HIV/AIDS patients in the United States remain in care consistently, according to new research from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania published online this week in AIDS. The study of patients across the United States is the first to provide a comprehensive national estimate of HIV care retention and information about patients who are most likely to continue their treatment over time.

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Media Contact:Jessica Mikulski | jessica.mikulski@uphs.upenn.edu | 215-349-8369March 1, 2012

Defying Expectations: Penn Medicine Study Reveals Americans Report Improved Sleep With Age

Aging does not appear to be a factor in poor sleep, a new study by Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania shows. In fact, subjective sleep quality seems to improve over a lifetime, with the fewest complaints coming from people in their 80s. The new study is published in the journal SLEEP.