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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.

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Media Contact:Evan Lerner | elerner@upenn.edu | 215-573-6604May 14, 2013

Penn Research Helps Paint Finer Picture of Massive 1700 Earthquake

In 1700, a massive earthquake struck the west coast of North America. Though it was powerful enough to cause a tsunami as far as Japan, a lack of local documentation has made studying this historic event challenging.

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Media Contact:Steve Graff | stephen.graff@uphs.upenn.edu | 215-349-5653May 13, 2013

Penn Medicine Researchers Identify Four New Genetic Risk Factors for Testicular Cancer

A new study looking at the genomes of more than 13,000 men identified four new genetic variants associated with an increased risk of testicular cancer, the most commonly diagnosed type in young men today.

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Media Contact:Manasee Wagh | manasee@upenn.edu | 215-898-9194May 8, 2013

Grant Boosts Particle Physics and Mathematics Research for Two Penn Professors

Two University of Pennsylvania professors have won the chance to pursue their research full-time this fall.

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Media Contact:Katie Delach | Katie.Delach@uphs.upenn.edu | 215-349-5964May 6, 2013

Penn Study Shows National Movement Against Non-Medically Indicated Deliveries Prior to 39 Weeks

A national movement to eliminate non-medically indicated (NMI) delivery before 39 weeks has prompted nearly two-thirds of all U.S. hospitals handling non-emergency births to adopt specific policies against the practice, according to new research from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania.

Puppies at Penn to Sniff Out Ovarian Cancer

May 6, 2013

Cynthia Otto of the School of Veterinary Medicine comments on working with puppies to help detect ovarian cancer.

Article Source: Philly.com
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Media Contact:Evan Lerner | elerner@upenn.edu | 215-573-6604May 20, 2013

Penn Research Makes Advance in Nanotech Gene Sequencing Technique

The allure of personalized medicine has made new, more efficient ways of sequencing genes a top research priority. One promising technique involves reading DNA bases using changes in electrical current as they are threaded through a nanoscopic hole.

Lentil’s Many Fans, Foster Mom Await Puppy’s Cleft Palate Surgery at Penn

May 2, 2013

John Lewis of the School of Veterinary Medicine discusses caring for a puppy with a cleft palate.

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Video: Sniffing Out Cancer

May 2, 2013

Cynthia Otto of the School of Veterinary Medicine is interviewed about using detection dogs to help with ovarian-cancer screenings.

Article Source: Fox News