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Media Contact:Jessica Mikulski | | 215-349-8369June 2, 2011

Combination Therapy Shows Promise for Rare, Deadly Cancer Caused by Asbestos, Penn Study Shows

Pleural mesothelioma patients who undergo lung-sparing surgery in combination with photodynamic therapy (PDT) show superior overall survival than patient treated using the conventional therapy of extrapleural pneumonectomy (EPP) (or en bloc removal of the lung and surrounding tissue) with PDT, indicates new research from the Raymond and Ruth Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania. The research is published in the June 2011 issue of the Annals of Thoracic Surgery.

Thyroid Drug Shortage Presents Tough Choices for Cancer Patients

May 27, 2011

Susan Mandel of the Perelman School of Medicine comments on the thyroid drug shortage.

Article Source: New York Times

Many in GOP Who Oppose Health Insurance Requirement Used to Favor it

May 28, 2011

Mark Pauly of the Wharton School discusses mandatory health insurance.

Article Source: Los Angeles Times
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Media Contact:Evan Lerner | | 215-573-6604May 27, 2011

Penn Researchers Help Nanoscale Engineers Choose Self-Assembling Proteins

PHILADELPHIA — Engineering structures on the smallest possible scales — using molecules and individual atoms as building blocks — is both physically and conceptually challenging. An interdisciplinary team of researchers at the University of Pennsylvania has now developed a method of computationally selecting the best of these blocks, drawing inspiration from the similar behavior of proteins in making biological structures.

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Media Contact:Jacquie Posey | | 215-898-6460
Media Contact:Laura Cavender | | 202-415-9881May 27, 2011

Penn Announces Partnership With Chinese Academy of Sciences for Center of Excellence in Brain Mapping

BEIJING, CHINA –- In a ceremony today, the University of Pennsylvania (Penn) announced a collaboration agreement with the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) to develop a joint Center of Excellence in Brain Mapping for the purpose of collaborative research and education in neuroimaging.

Bypass Mortality Rates in Pa. Dropped in 2009

May 19, 2011

Andrew Epstein of the Perelman School of Medicine comments on the downward trend in mortality rates.

Researchers Locate the Part of the Brain in Sleep Deprivation

May 25, 2011

Ted Abel of the School of Arts and Sciences is interviewed for his research on sleep deprivation.

Article Source: Smart Planet

Gym, Check. Diet, Check. Face, Lift.

May 24, 2011

David Sarwer of the Perelman School of Medicine comments on men and cosmetic surgery.

Article Source: Wall Street Journal

Dentists Hesitate to Treat Kids on Medicaid, Study Says

May 23, 2011

Karin Rhodes of the Perelman School of Medicine is cited for her research about children on Medicaid being more likely to be denied emergency dental care than those with private insurance.

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Democrats Distort Newt Gingrich’s Medicare Comments – Again

May 20, 2011

Brooks Jackson of the Annenberg Public Policy Center’s is cited for addressing tactics used in ads about Medicare.

Article Source: U.S. News & World Report