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Media Contact:Jordan Reese | jreese@upenn.edu | 215-573-6604October 21, 2009

The Genetics of Addiction

October 20, 2009
David Oslin of the School of Medicine is cited for research on genetic markers for addiction.
Article Source: Reuters

Tackling a Gruesome Trade

October 19, 2009
Arthur Caplan of the School of Medicine authors an op-ed on organ-trafficking prevention.
Article Source: Philadelphia Inquirer

The Truth About Swine Flu: Separating Fact and Rumor

October 19, 2009
Neil Fishman of the School of Medicine offers insight on the spread of swine flu.
Article Source: Philadelphia Inquirer

Brain Science Starting to Impact Varied Fields

October 15, 2009
Martha Farah of the School of Arts and Sciences comments on recent advances in neuroscience.
Article Source: Reuters

Statins Creating a Social Gap in Cholesterol Levels

October 15, 2009
Virginia Chang of the School of Medicine discusses her research involving statin drugs and cholesterol.
Article Source: Reuters

Report Calls for Global U.N. Pact to Ban Organ Sales

October 14, 2009
Arthur Caplan of the School of Medicine says financial gain should never enter the arena of organ donation.
Article Source: Reuters

For Young Mom, New CPR Beat Back Death

October 14, 2009
Lance Becker of the School of Medicine discusses the medical progression of cardiac-arrest cases.
Article Source: CNN

Beauty Products Worth Their Salt

October 14, 2009
George Cotsarelis of the School of Medicine discusses the science behind hair products.
Article Source: Philadelphia Inquirer

Aging Heart Can Be Prevented, Say Scientists

October 14, 2009
Mariell Jessup of the School of Medicine says the heart naturally deteriorates with age.
Article Source: Reuters