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Media Contact:Kim Menard | Kim.Menard@uphs.upenn.edu | 215-662-6183April 20, 2012

Early Treatment Improves Outcomes in Rare, Often Undiagnosed Form of Encephalitis, Penn Researchers Find

A mysterious, difficult-to-diagnose, and potentially deadly disease that was only recently discovered can be controlled most effectively if treatment is started within the first month that symptoms occur, according to a new report by researchers from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania.

Gene Therapy That Saves Lives

April 18, 2012

Carl June of the Perelman School of Medicine is highlighted for his successful gene-therapy research. The influence of Barbara Netter and the late Edward Netter is also featured.

Article Source: The Wall Street Journal
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Media Contact:Jon Wallace | jonwal@gse.upenn.edu | 215-573-5968 April 18, 2012

Texas Higher Education Must Confront Hard Choices, Penn GSE Study Finds

PHILADELPHIA — Texas will be forced to put the state’s economic growth at stake by closing the doors to college opportunity for thousands of young people, many of them Latino, unless leaders prioritize their goals for higher education and develop a plan to pay for them, according to a new report released by researchers at the University of Pennsylvania’s Institute for Higher Education Research.

Should You Follow Your Nose – Not Your Heart – to Find Love?

April 10, 2012

Richard Doty of the of the Perelman School of Medicine says “no scientific study has ever proven conclusively that mammals have pheromones.”

Article Source: The Huffington Post
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Media Contact:Evan Lerner | elerner@upenn.edu | 215-573-6604April 18, 2012

Penn to Offer Online Classes via Coursera

PHILADELPHIA –- The University of Pennsylvania will join Princeton University, the University of Michigan, the University of California, Berkeley and Stanford University in partnering with Coursera, an online education platform, to make Web-based courses available free and to improve teaching on campuses. 

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Media Contact:Jill DiSanto | jdisanto@upenn.edu | 215-898-4820April 17, 2012

Penn’s United Community Clinic Provides Health Care for Underserved Populations, Showcases Interdisciplinary Work

Sick people refusing to be seen by a doctor?

“I don’t have medical coverage, I can’t go.” 

That’s what some people have said for far too long.  But, one organization works to get Philadelphians the health care that they need –- with or without insurance.

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Media Contact:Jill DiSanto | jdisanto@upenn.edu | 215-898-4820April 17, 2012

Penn’s United Community Clinic Provides Health Care for Underserved Populations, Showcases Interdisciplinary Work

Sick people refusing to be seen by a doctor?

“I don’t have medical coverage, I can’t go.” 

That’s what some people have said for far too long.  But, one organization works to get Philadelphians the health care that they need –- with or without insurance.

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Media Contact:Jill DiSanto | jdisanto@upenn.edu | 215-898-4820April 17, 2012

Penn Research Shows That Mormons Are Generous and Active in Helping Others

PHILADELPHIA -- When it comes to being generous with time and money, Americans who are not Mormons can learn from Americans who are.

A new study from researchers at the University of Pennsylvania and Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis explores Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints culture and explains LDS members’ volunteering and charitable giving-habits.

Trayvon Martin Case Also About Guns

April 16, 2012

A study about people who carry firearms, led by Charles Branas of the Perelman School of Medicine, is cited.

Article Source: CNN

A Blood Test for Depression? New Research Points the Way

April 17, 2012

Michael Thase of the Perelman School of Medicine comments on new research about depression.

Article Source: NBC News Health