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Media Contact:Karen Kreeger | karen.kreeger@uphs.upenn.edu | 215-349-5658July 29, 2010

Calcium Connections: Penn Researchers Discover Basic Pathway for Maintaining Cell’s Fuel Stores

University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine researchers have described a previously unknown biological mechanism in cells that prevents them from cannibalizing themselves for fuel. The mechanism involves the fuel used by cells under normal conditions and relies on an ongoing transfer of calcium between two cell components via an ion channel. Without this transfer, cells start consuming themselves as a way of to get enough energy.

Patients, Hospitals Wrestle Over Tumor Tissue

July 29, 2010

Arthur Caplan, George Coukos and Michael Feldman of the School of Medicine discuss issues surrounding the use of live cells for research.

Article Source: Philadelphia Inquirer

"Seek, Test, Treat and Retain" to Stem HIV Among Drug Users

July 28, 2010

Charles O'Brien of the School of Medicine discusses the benefit of HIV treatment among drug users.

Article Source: Reuters

Healthcare Debate: Dental Care Lacking for Millions

July 26, 2010

Ann Slaughter of the School of Dental Medicine discusses dental health.

Article Source: Philadelphia Inquirer

Personalized Gene Tests Are Bogus? Of Course They Are

July 23, 2010

Arthur Caplan of the School of Medicine authors a piece on genetic testing.

Article Source: MSNBC

S'pore Hosts Bioethics Meet

July 26, 2010

President Amy Gutmann will attend the Global Summit of National Bioethics Advisory Bodies in Singapore.

Article Source: Strait Times (Singapore)
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Media Contact:Jordan Reese | jreese@upenn.edu | 215-573-6604July 26, 2010

Collaboration Solves Structure of Herpes Virus Protein, Provides New Drug Directions

PHILADELPHIA  -– The mechanism by which a herpes virus invades cells has remained a mystery to scientists, but now research from Tufts University and the University of Pennsylvania reveals the unusual structure of a key member of the protein complex that allows a herpes virus to invade cells.

The new map details an essential piece of the herpes virus “cell-entry machinery,” providing scientists with a new target for antiviral drugs.

Entuziasm şi Temeri la Crearea Celulei Synthia

July 23, 2010

Arthur Caplan of the School of Medicine debates synthetic life’s societal implications.

Article Source: Ziarul Lumina (Romania)

Kidney Disease Is Parasite-Slaying Protein's Downside

July 16, 2010

Sarah Tishkoff of the School of Medicine and the School of Arts and Sciences discusses “Jekyll-and-Hyde genetic variations."

Article Source: Science

Mirror, Mirror: Putting More Protection in Sunscreen

July 21, 2010

William James of the School of Medicine discusses sunscreen’s effectiveness.

Article Source: Philadelphia Inquirer