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Media Contact:Evan Lerner | elerner@upenn.edu | 215-573-6604June 10, 2015

Penn Researchers Show How Cells Solve Biochemical Challenges as They Get Bigger

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Just as no two people are quite the same height and weight, a population of cells contains larger and smaller individuals. A team of University of Pennsylvania researchers has now shown how the two copies of nuclear DNA in most cells’ chromosomes can serve a cell of any size.

By Madeleine Stone  @themadstone

In any textbook diagram, a group of red blood cells, skin cells or nerve cells will typically be identical in size. But, just as no two people are quite the same height and weight, in a population of real cells there are larger and smaller individuals.

Can Brain Games Change Behaviors Long Term?

June 7, 2015

Caryn Lerman of the Perelman School of Medicine and its Abramson Cancer Center, Leah Bernardo, also of Medicine, and Joseph Kable of the School of Arts & Sciences are highlighted for researching how Lumosity affects brain activity.

Article Source: Philadelphia Inquirer
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Media Contact:Greg Richter | gregory.richter@uphs.upenn.edu | 215-614-1937June 4, 2015

Yoga, Running, Weight Lifting, and Gardening: Penn Study Maps the Types of Physical Activity Associated with Better Sleep Habits

Physical activities, such as walking, as well as aerobics/calisthenics, biking, gardening, golfing, running, weight-lifting, and yoga/Pilates are associated with better sleep habits, compared to no activity, according to a new study from researchers at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania.

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Media Contact:Lee-Ann Donegan | leeann.donegan@uphs.upenn.edu | 215-349-5660June 3, 2015

High Levels of Moral Reasoning Correspond with Increased Gray Matter in Brain

Individuals with a higher level of moral reasoning skills showed increased gray matter in the areas of the brain implicated in complex social behaviordecision making, and conflict processing as compared to subjects at a lower level of moral reasoning, according to new research from the Perelman School of Medicine and the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania in collaboration with a researcher from Charité Universitätsmediz in Berlin, Germany. 

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Media Contact:Greg Richter | gregory.richter@uphs.upenn.edu | 215-614-1937June 4, 2015

Eating Less During Late Night Hours May Stave off Some Effects of Sleep Deprivation, Penn Study Shows

Eating less late at night may help curb the concentration and alertness deficits that accompany sleep deprivation, according to results of a new study from researchers at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania that will be presented at SLEEP 2015, the 29th annual meeting of the Associated Professional Sle

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Media Contact:Karen Kreeger | Karen.kreeger@uphs.upenn.edu | 215-349-5658June 4, 2015

Reverberations in Metabolism: Protein Maintains Double Duty as Key Cog in Body Clock and Metabolic Control, Penn Study Finds

Around-the-clock rhythms guide nearly all physiological processes in animals and plants. Each cell in the body contains special proteins that act on one another in interlocking feedback loops to generate near-24 hour oscillations called circadian rhythms.

Penn Link to Napoleon III Returns From France

May 31, 2015

Dean Denis Kinane of the School of Dental Medicine and Lynn Marsden-Atlass of Penn’s Arthur Ross Gallery are quoted about an

Article Source: Philadelphia Inquirer
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Media Contact:Katherine Unger Baillie | kbaillie@upenn.edu | 215-898-9194June 1, 2015

Penn Vet Lends Expertise to Improve Colombian Cattle Producers’ Livelihoods

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Emphasizing a holistic management approach based on sound nutrition and assisted reproduction strategies, the University of Pennsylvania’s Victor Absalón-Medina's aim is to promote cross-institutional collaborations to help Colombian farmers keep their animals healthy, productive and profitable.

Cattle in the United States are generally managed to either produce milk or to produce beef. However, in most of the world, cattle are counted on to do both in what are called dual-purpose production systems.

Big Bets on Proton Therapy Face Uncertain Future

May 26, 2015

Justin Bekelman of the Perelman School of Medicine comments on intensity-modulated radiation therapy.

Article Source: Wall Street Journal

Researchers Oppose Unvalidated Gene Panel Tests for Cancer Links

May 27, 2015

Susan Domchek of the Perelman School of Medicine, and a study co-author, is quoted about gene panel tests for cancer.

Article Source: Reuters