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Media Contact:Karen Kreeger | Karen.kreeger@uphs.upenn.edu | 215-349-5658January 30, 2013

Penn Study: Itching for New Help for Eczema: Recently Identified Immune Cells Possible Therapeutic Target

PHILADELPHIA — The increasing incidence of allergic skin diseases, and the accompanying economic burden and heightened risk of developing other allergic conditions, have spurred researchers to look for better ways to control these immune system-based disorders.

Counseling Helps HIV Patients Stick to Tx

January 29, 2013

Robert Gross of the Perelman School of Medicine is cited about research on HIV patients using counseling to help continue treatment.

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Sit In on College Courses, Without the Visit

January 30, 2013

Roy Hamilton of the Perelman School of Medicine is featured in a photo from an introductory video to his online course via Coursera.

Article Source: New York Times

Cervical Cancer-causing Virus Linked to Epilepsy in New Temple, Penn Joint Study

January 28, 2013

Penn is cited for a collaborative study about the relationship between HPV16 and a form of childhood epilepsy.

Article Source: The Philly Post

Venezuela Congress Chief to Visit Chavez in Cuba

January 28, 2013

Steve Hahn of the Perelman School of Medicine comments on Hugo Chavez’s treatment regimen.

Article Source: ABC News

Cancer Diet Shared by Healthy Cells

January 23, 2013

Chi Van Dang of Penn’s Abramson Cancer Center is quoted.

Article Source: The Scientist

Penn Team Focuses on Social Media as a Health Research Tool

January 23, 2013

Jun Mao of the Perelman School of Medicine comments on using social media as a health research tool.

Article Source: Newsworks

Unintentional Overdoses a Growing Risk

January 21, 2013

Jeanmarie Perrone of the Perelman School of Medicine is featured for working with emergency-room patients with a dependence on prescription painkillers.

Article Source: Philly.com

Taking a Harder Look at Fracking and Health

January 21, 2013

Trevor Penning of the Perelman School of Medicine is quoted about studying the health effects of fracking.

Article Source: New York Times

Audio: Should You Mask Up to Fight the Flu?

January 17, 2013

David Pegues of the Perelman School of Medicine emphasizes that a mask is not a substitute for getting the flu shot.

Article Source: Newsworks