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Cancer Drug Olaparib Shows Early Promise

July 12, 2010

Susan Domchek of the School of Medicine and Penn's Cancer Risk Evaluation Program discusses the success of a new breast-cancer drug.

Article Source: Philadelphia Inquirer
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Media Contact:Karen Kreeger | karen.kreeger@uphs.upenn.edu | 215-349.5658July 2, 2010

Penn Geneticist Named 2010 Pew Scholar in the Biomedical Sciences

The Pew Charitable Trusts named Zhaolan (Joe) Zhou, PhD, assistant professor of Genetics at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, as a 2010 Pew Scholar in the Biomedical Sciences. The program enables scientists to take calculated risks, expand their research and explore unanticipated leads.

ERs Not Overheating, but Physicians Wary of Heat Wave

July 7, 2010

Marti Camacho of the School of Nursing says "average recreational athletes” account for most heat wave-related ER patients.

Article Source: ABC News

Lunch Hour Love: Workers of the World, Grab a Bite!

July 1, 2010

David Dinges of the School of Medicine says “the brain becomes less efficient the longer it works on the same task."

Article Source: ABC News

Research: Depression and Dementia Are Linked

July 6, 2010

Steven Arnold of the School of Medicine and Penn Memory Center comments on the correlation between depression and dementia.

Article Source: WHYY Radio (Philadelphia)

Bioethics Gets an Airing

July 7, 2010

President Amy Gutmann debates synthetic biology.

Article Source: Nature

Low-Tech Pregnancy Device Might Help Birth Attendants Reduce Maternal Mortality

July 6, 2010

Barbara Reale of the School of Nursing leads birth simulation exercises.

Article Source: Washington Post

Audio: Can Genes and Brain Abnormalities Create Killers?

July 6, 2010

Stephen Morse of the Law School and the School of Medicine discusses neurolaw and the criminal mind.

Article Source: National Public Radio

Small Wonder

June 29, 2010

HUP nurse Melissa McKinney is cited for her work in the neonatal intensive-care unit.

Article Source: Courier-Post

Child Abuse Expert Hired for Philadelphia's DHS

July 2, 2010

Cindy Christian of the School of Medicine and Safe Place, the Center for Child Protection and Health, is appointed child-abuse expert at the Philadelphia Department of Human Services.

Article Source: Philadelphia Inquirer