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Media Contact:Katie Delach | Katie.Delach@uphs.upenn.edu | 215-349-5964June 26, 2014

Penn Study Shows Changing Roles of Physicians with MBAs

According to a new study from researchers at the Perelman School of Medicine and the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, physician graduates from the MBA program in heath care management at Penn’s Wharton School report that their dual training had a positive effect on their individual careers and professional lives.

Video: Researchers Hope Treatment for Dogs With Cancer Could Help People

June 25, 2014

Nicola Mason of the School of Veterinary Medicine says, “the concept of the vaccine is to educate the immune system, to recognize tumor cells and kill them.”

Article Source: WWMT-TV (Michigan)
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Media Contact:Steve Graff | stephen.graff@uphs.upenn.edu | 215-349-5653June 24, 2014

Penn Medicine: Study Finds 3D Mammography Detects More Invasive Cancers

Reporting in the June 25 issue of JAMA, researchers from Penn Medicine and other institutions found that 3D mammography—known as digital breast tomosynthesis— found significantly more invasive, or potentially lethal, cancers than a traditional mammogram alone and reduced call-backs for additional imaging.

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Media Contact:Lee-Ann Donegan | leeann.donegan@uphs.upenn.edu | 215-349-5660June 24, 2014

Penn Medicine Researchers Show Regional Anesthesia Reduces Length of Hospital Stay Compared

Patients who received regional anesthesia during hip fracture surgery had moderately lower mortality and a significantly lower length of stay than those who received general anesthesia, according to new research from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania.

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Media Contact:Katherine Unger Baillie | kbaillie@upenn.edu | 215-898-9194June 25, 2014

Penn Dental Medicine’s Dana Graves to Receive IADR’s Distinguished Scientist Award

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Dana Graves of the University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine has been selected as this year’s recipient of the International Association of Dental Research’s Distinguished Scientist Award in Basic Research in Periodontal Disease.

Dana Graves of the University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine is this year’s recipient of the International Association of Dental Research’s Distinguis

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Media Contact:Evan Lerner | elerner@upenn.edu | 215-573-6604June 24, 2014

Penn Research Lends New Insights on Conditions for New Blood Vessel Formation

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Researchers at Penn have uncovered the existence of a threshold above which fluid flowing through blood vessel walls causes new capillaries to sprout

Angiogenesis, the sprouting of new blood vessels from pre-existing ones, is essential to the body’s development. As organs grow, vascular networks must grow with them to feed new cells and remove their waste. The same process, however, also plays a critical role in the onset and progression of many cancers, as it allows the rapid growth of tumors.

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Media Contact:Jeanne Leong | jleong@upenn.edu | 215-573-8151June 23, 2014

Penn Student Learns About Intercultural Communications Through Study Abroad

For Ingred Prince, a rising junior at the University of Pennsylvania, some of her most enriching experiences have occurred through opportunities to study and explore abroad.

Who’s Your Daddy? Study on Genetic Testing Says Parents Don’t Need to Know

June 23, 2014

Autumn Fiester of the Perelman School of Medicine is quoted about co-authoring research on genetic testing.

Article Source: Aljazeera America
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Media Contact:Katie Delach | Katie.Delach@uphs.upenn.edu | 215-349-5964June 19, 2014

Penn Study Reveals a Common Genetic Link in Fatal Autoimmune Skin Disease

Autoimmune disease occurs when the body's own natural defense system rebels against itself.  One example is pemphigus vulgaris (PV), a blistering skin disease in which autoantibodies attack desmoglein 3 (Dsg3), the protein that binds together skin cells. 

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Media Contact:Karen Kreeger | Karen.kreeger@uphs.upenn.edu | 215-349-5658June 19, 2014

Diabetes Susceptibility Gene Regulates Health of Cell's Powerhouse, Penn Study Finds

A team led by researchers from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania found that a susceptibility gene for type 1 diabetes regulates self-destruction of the cell’s energy factory. They report their findings this week in Cell.