Health & Medicine

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Penn Study Makes Breakthrough in Shrinking Tumors of Terminal Melanoma Patients

August 26, 2010

School of Medicine researchers are cited for a breakthrough melanoma treatment.

Article Source: Philadelphia Inquirer

Administration to Appeal Ruling in Stem-Cell Case

August 24, 2010

Jonathan Moreno of the School of Medicine and the School of Arts and Sciences says new stem-cell research laws will negatively impact ongoing studies.

Article Source: National Public Radio

Halt to U.S. Stem Cell Funding Likely to Derail Research, Scientists Say

August 24, 2010

Jonathan Moreno of the School of Medicine and the School of Arts and Sciences comments on new U.S. stem-cell research legislation.

Article Source: Bloomberg News
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Media Contact:Jacquie Posey | jposey@upenn.edu | 215-898-6460August 25, 2010

University of Pennsylvania-Led Study Identifies New Genetic Risk Factor for Lou Gehrig’s Disease

PHILADELPHIA –- An international study led by biologists and neuroscientists from the University of Pennsylvania has identified a new genetic risk factor for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, commonly known as ALS or Lou Gehrig’s disease.

Stem Cell Reversal: Ill Americans Deserve Better

August 24, 2010

 Arthur Caplan of the School of Medicine authors an op-ed on the legality of stem-cell research.

Article Source: MSNBC
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Media Contact:Jordan Reese | jreese@upenn.edu | 215-573-6604August 25, 2010

UMR Coalition Praises Recovery Act’s Investment Impact on Science, Innovation and Technology

PHILADELPHIA –- A White House report analyzing the impact of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act on innovation, science and technology has drawn praise from United for Medical Research.

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Media Contact:Peter Winicov | winicov@wharton.upenn.edu | August 23, 2010

Winners of Wharton Business Plan Competition Ring NASDAQ Stock Market Closing Bell

PHILADELPHIA – The winners of the Wharton Business Plan Competition rang the NASDAQ Stock Market closing bell in Times Square in New York City today.

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Media Contact: | | August 24, 2010

Family Health Risk in Pharmaceutical Advertising Encourages New Medication Use, Healthy Lifestyles

PHILADELPHIA -– Direct-to-consumer pharmaceutical advertising pointing out family health risks can positively influence people to try new medications and lead a healthier lifestyle.

Brigham and Women’s to Offer Hand Transplants

August 24, 2010

Arthur Caplan of the School of Medicine says transplant antirejection drugs pose a high risk.

Article Source: Boston Globe

Scaly Skin Linked With Depression

August 23, 2010

Researchers at the School of Medicine are cited for their studies of psoriasis and depression.

Article Source: Thaindian News (Thailand)