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Media Contact:Evan Lerner | elerner@upenn.edu | 215-573-6604
Media Contact:Liz Vaughan-Adams | liz.vadams@ipgroupplc.com | +44 (0) 20 7444 0062December 5, 2013

Penn’s Center for Tech Transfer Partners With British-based IP Group

The University of Pennsylvania, through its Center for Technology Transfer and its UPstart company formation program, has announced a new partnership with IP Group PLC, developer of intellectual property-based businesses. 

Don’t Cut Aid to Hungry

December 3, 2013

Victoria Mayer of the Perelman School of Medicine writes an op-ed about Congress cutting the food-stamp program known as the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP).

Article Source: Philly.com
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Media Contact:Jessica Mikulski | jessica.mikulski@uphs.upenn.edu | 215-349-8369December 4, 2013

Penn Study: How Women’s Brains Differ From Men’s

December 3, 2013

Ruben Gur and Ragini Verma of the Perelman School of Medicine are highlighted for researching brain differences between men and women.

Article Source: Philadelphia Inquirer
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Media Contact:Steve Graff | stephen.graff@uphs.upenn.edu | 215-349-5653December 2, 2013

Penn Medicine: Brain Connectivity Study Reveals Striking Differences Between Men and Women

A new brain connectivity study from Penn Medicine published today in the Proceedings of National Academy of Sciences found striking differences in the neural wiring of men and women that’s lending credence to some commonly-held beliefs about their behavior.

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Media Contact:Holly Auer | holly.auer@uphs.upenn.edu | 215-349-5659November 29, 2013

Penn Medicine Study Examines Use of Yoga to Lessen Side Effects of Prostate Cancer Treatment

A new, first-of-its-kind study by researchers at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania seeks to learn whether men with prostate cancer who are undergoing radiation therapy can benefit from yoga.

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Media Contact:Evan Lerner | elerner@upenn.edu | 215-573-6604November 28, 2013

Memories Are ‘Geotagged’ With Spatial Information, Penn Researchers Say

Using a video game in which people navigate through a virtual town delivering objects to specific locations, a team of neuroscientists from the University of Pennsylvania and Freiburg University has discovered how brain cells that encode spatial information form “geotags” for specific memories and are activated immediately before those memories are recalled.

Acupuncture Could Ease Joint Pain From Breast Cancer Treatment

November 21, 2013

Jun Mao of the Perelman School of Medicine is highlighted for researching how acupuncture seems to decrease joint pain from breast cancer treatment.

Article Source: Huffington Post
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Media Contact:Steve Graff | stephen.graff@uphs.upenn.edu | 215-349-5653November 25, 2013

Penn Medicine: Increasing the Number of Insured Patients is Not Tied to Higher ICU Usage in Massachusetts

A multi-institution study led by researchers at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania has found that increasing the number of insured patients is not associated with higher intensive care unit (ICU) usage in Massachusetts. 

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Media Contact:Karen Kreeger | Karen.kreeger@uphs.upenn.edu | 215-349-5658November 22, 2013

Epigenetic Changes May Explain Chronic Kidney Disease, Penn Study Shows

The research of physician-scientist Katalin Susztak, MD, PhD, associate professor of Medicine in the Renal Electrolyte and Hypertension Division, at the Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania, strives to understand the molecular ro