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Media Contact:Karen Kreeger | | 215-349-5658December 19, 2012

Protein Kinase Akt Identified as Arbiter of Cancer Stem Cell Fate, According to Penn Study

PHILADELPHIA — The protein kinase Akt is a key regulator of cell growth, proliferation, metabolism, survival, and death.

Guns as Public Health Problem: A Penn Professor Speaks Out

December 18, 2012

Susan Sorenson of the School of Social Policy & Practice shares her thoughts about the lack of funding for studies on guns.

Article Source: Newsworks

Law Profs Suggest Another Explanation for Lower Crime Rate: Ubiquitous Cellphones

December 19, 2012

Jonathan Klick of the Law School and John MacDonald of the School of Arts and Sciences are cited for their collaborative research to help explain lower crime rates.

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Inherited Resistance to Cocaine

December 17, 2012

A Penn Medicine study on inherited resistance to cocaine addiction, led by Christopher Pierce, is featured.

Article Source: The Scientist
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Sandy Hook Elementary School Tragedy

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