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Media Contact:Steve Graff | stephen.graff@uphs.upenn.edu | 215-349-5653April 30, 2013

Penn, CHOP Researchers Find Less-Used Regimen Is More Effective for HIV-Infected Children

Researchers from The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and the Perelman School of Medicine at The University of Pennsylvania, along with colleagues at the Botswana-Baylor Children's Clinical Centre of Excellence, conducted the first large-scale comparison of first-line treatments for HIV-positive children,

‘CultureBlocks’ A New Way to Find Philly Arts

April 30, 2013

The School of Social Policy & Practice’s Social Impact of the Arts Project is mentioned for its involvement with a new website called CultureBlocks.

Article Source: Philly.com

Video: UPenn’s TitanArm Exoskeleton Prototype Makes Light Work of Heavy Lifting

May 1, 2013

Working under the supervision of Jonathan Fiene, undergraduate students of the School of Engineering and Applied Science are highlighted for their development of an exoskeleton prototype.

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Media Contact:Ashley Berke | berke@vet.upenn.edu | 215-898-1475
Media Contact:John Donges | jdonges@vet.upenn.edu | 215-898-4234May 1, 2013

Penn Vet Working Dog Center Collaborating on Ovarian Cancer Detection Study

In a unique, interdisciplinary collaboration, the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine’s Working Dog Center, The School of Arts and Science's Department of Physics and Astronomy, Penn Medicine’s Division of Gynecologic Oncology and the Monell Chemical Senses Center have joined together to study ovarian cancer detection by dogs and e-sensors.

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Media Contact:Ashley Berke | berke@vet.upenn.edu | 215-898-1475
Media Contact:John Donges | jdonges@vet.upenn.edu | 215-898-4234April 29, 2013

Penn Vet’s Ryan Hospital One of the Nation’s First Veterinary Trauma Centers

The American College of Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care (ACVECC) has approved Penn Vet’s Ryan Hospital as one of nine designated Veterinary Trauma Centers in the U.S. – and the only recognized 24/7 Veterinary Trauma Center within a 100 mile radius of Philadelphia

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Media Contact:Evan Lerner | elerner@upenn.edu | 215-573-6604April 29, 2013

Penn Research Helps to Show How Turbulence Can Occur Without Inertia

Anyone who has flown in an airplane knows about turbulence, or when the flow of a fluid — in this case, the flow of air over the wings — becomes chaotic and unstable. For more than a century, the field of fluid mechanics has posited that turbulence scales with inertia, and so massive things, like planes, have an easier time causing it.

How Much Is Delaware Bay’s Sea Level Rising?

April 28, 2013

Benjamin Horton of the School of Arts and Sciences is mentioned for his sea-level rise research.

Article Source: Philly.com
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Media Contact:Karen Kreeger | Karen.kreeger@uphs.upenn.edu | 215-349-5658April 23, 2013

Penn Researchers Discover Link Between Inherited Endocrine Tumor Syndrome and Well Studied Cell Pathway

A mutation in a protein called menin causes a hereditary cancer syndrome called MEN1 (multiple endocrine neoplasia type 1). Individuals with MEN1 are at a substantially increased risk of developing neuroendocrine tumors, including cancer of the pancreatic islet cells that secrete insulin.

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Media Contact:Kim Menard | Kim.Menard@uphs.upenn.edu | 215-662-6183April 23, 2013

Binge Eating Curbed by Deep Brain Stimulation in Animal Model, Penn Study Shows

Deep brain stimulation (DBS) in a precise region of the brain appears to reduce caloric intake and prompt weight loss in obese animal models, according to a new study led by researchers at the University of Pennsylvania.

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Media Contact:Evan Lerner | elerner@upenn.edu | 215-573-6604May 22, 2013

Penn-led Research Maps Historic Sea-level Change on the New Jersey Coastline

Hurricane Sandy caught the public and policymakers off guard when it hit the United States’ Atlantic Coast last fall. Because much of the storm’s devastation was wrought by flooding in the aftermath, researchers have been paying attention to how climate change and sea-level rise may have played a role in the disaster and how those factors may impact the shoreline in the future.