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Brain Scans Reveal the Criminal Mind

March 4, 2011

Adrian Raine of the School of Medicine and the School of Arts and Sciences is highlighted for his research on neurocriminology.

Article Source: MSNBC

E.coli Found on 50 Percent of Shopping Carts

March 3, 2011

Neil Fishman of the School of Medicine comments on bacteria and shopping carts.

Article Source: MSNBC

Despite Advances, Technology Can’t ID ‘Criminal Brain’

March 4, 2011

Arthur Caplan of the School of Medicine shares his opinion on neuroscience playing a key role in the courtroom.

Article Source: MSNBC

An Incredible More Edible Egg, Thanks to Penn Vet School

March 1, 2011

Shelley Rankin of the School of Veterinary Medicine comments on a new kit developed to detect the presence of salmonella in eggs.

Article Source: Flying Kite

Optimism Linked to Improved Survival With Coronary Artery Disease

March 1, 2011

James Kirkpatrick of the School of Medicine discusses how having a positive outlook could improve survival chances.

Article Source: ABC News

Promising New Gene Therapy for HIV Immunity

March 3, 2011

Carl June of the School of Medicine is featured for developing a new tool in gene therapy.

Article Source: Philadelphia Inquirer

Video: Preventing Unethical Health Experiments

March 2, 2011

President Amy Gutmann discusses bioethics and advocates against unethical human testing.

Article Source: CNN

Guatemala STD Study Was ‘Wrong’: US Panel

March 1, 2011

President Amy Gutmann speaks on behalf of the Presidential Commission for the Study of Bioethical Issues.

Article Source: Agence France-Presse
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Media Contact:Karen Kreeger | karen.kreeger@uphs.upenn.edu | 215-349-5658March 1, 2011

Penn Researchers Find New Role for Cancer Protein p53

PHILADELPHIA - The gene for the protein p53 is the most frequently mutated in human cancer. It encodes a tumor suppressor, and traditionally researchers have assumed that it acts primarily as a regulator of how genes are made into proteins. Now, researchers at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine show that the protein has at least one other biochemical activity: controlling the metabolism of the sugar glucose, one of body's main sources of fuel.

New AIDS Hope

March 1, 2011

Pablo Tebas of the School of Medicine is cited for leading a study that tests gene therapy as new treatment for infections with the AIDS virus.

Article Source: Associated Press