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Media Contact:Kim Menard | Kim.Menard@uphs.upenn.edu | 215-662-6183June 2, 2013

Penn Medicine Study Highlights Interplay Between Immune System and Tissue Regeneration

Researchers in the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania have determined the role of a key growth factor, found in skin cells of limited quantities in humans, which helps hair follicles form and regenerate during the wound healing process.

New Flu Vaccine From Penn Shows Promise

May 30, 2013

James Wilson of the Perelman School of Medicine is highlighted for a study on a new gene therapy that shows protection in animal models to pandemic flu strains.

Article Source: Philly.com

When the Brain Is Under Attack

May 27, 2013

Josep Dalmau of the Perelman School of Medicine conducts research into anti-NMDA receptor encephalitis.

Article Source: The Boston Globe

Mid-Atlantic a Hotspot for Sepsis Deaths, Penn Study Finds

May 23, 2013

David Gaieski of the Perelman School of Medicine is cited for leading a study on sepsis deaths.

Article Source: Philly.com
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Media Contact:Karen Kreeger | Karen.kreeger@uphs.upenn.edu | 215-349-5658May 22, 2013

Penn Study Shows How Immune System Peacefully Co-exists with 'Good' Bacteria

The human gut is loaded with commensal bacteria – “good” microbes that, among other functions, help the body digest food. The gastrointestinal tract contains literally trillions of such cells, and yet the immune system seemingly turns a blind eye.

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Media Contact:Steve Graff | stephen.graff@uphs.upenn.edu | 215-349-5653May 20, 2013

Penn Medicine Study Raises Questions About Added Costs and Physician Resources

With little evidence to guide them, many hospital intensive care units (ICUs) have been employing critical care physicians at night with the notion it would improve patients’ outcomes.

Therapy Programs Patients’ Own Cells to Fight Cancer

May 19, 2013

Carl June, David Porter, Michael Kalos and Bruce Levine of the Perelman School of Medicine are cited for testing CAR therapy in humans.

Article Source: Philly.com
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Media Contact:Evan Lerner | elerner@upenn.edu | 215-573-6604May 17, 2013

Penn Engineers’ Nanoantennas Improve Infrared Sensing

A team of University of Pennsylvania engineers has used a pattern of nanoantennas to develop a new way of turning infrared light into mechanical action, opening the door to more sensitive infrared cameras and more compact chemical-analysis techniques.

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Media Contact:Jessica Mikulski | jessica.mikulski@uphs.upenn.edu | 215-349-8369May 17, 2013

Penn Medicine Study Suggests New Role for ECMO in Treating Patients With Cardiac Arrest

Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO), a procedure traditionally used during cardiac surgeries and in the ICU that functions as an artificial replacement for a patient's heart and lungs, has also been used to resuscitate cardiac arrest victims in Japan, Taiwan, and South Korea. Now, a novel study of this technique in the U.S.

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Media Contact:Jill DiSanto | jdisanto@upenn.edu | 215-898-4820May 15, 2013

Penn to Host International Homelessness Research Conference

The University of Pennsylvania will be the site for a two-day “International Homelessness Research Conference: Advancing the Policy and Practice of Crisis Response Systems” on June 3-4. It is set for 8 a.m.–5:30 p.m. in Houston Hall, 3417 Spruce St.