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Audio: ‘The Body Politic: The Battle Over Science in America’

September 27, 2011

Jonathan Moreno, a PIK professor, of the Perelman School of Medicine and the School of Arts and Sciences discusses his latest book.

Article Source: WHYY Radio (Philadelphia)

Penn Veterinary Scientist to Receive National Medal

September 28, 2011

Ralph Brinster of the School of Veterinary Medicine is highlighted for being honored with the National Medal of Science.

Article Source: Philadelphia Inquirer
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Media Contact:Evan Lerner | elerner@upenn.edu | 215-573-6604September 27, 2011

Penn Veterinarian Ralph Brinster Awarded National Medal of Science

PHILADELPHIA — Ralph Brinster of the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine has been awarded the National Medal of Science, according to an announcement today from the White House. The award is the highest honor bestowed by the United States government on scientists and engineers.

Study: Dads Less Likely to Die of Heart Problems

September 26, 2011

Daniel Rader of the Perelman School of Medicine comments on fatherhood and cardiac-related deaths.

Article Source: Associated Press

Penn Researchers Study Football Concussions

October 1, 2011

Steven Galetta and Laura Balcer of the Perelman School of Medicine are highlighted for work on the King-Devick test.

Article Source: Philadelphia Magazine

Penn Professor Pushes a New Approach to Elder Care

September 26, 2011

Mary Naylor of the School of Nursing is featured for her ideas about elder care.

Article Source: Philadelphia Inquirer
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Media Contact:Karen Kreeger | Karen.Kreeger@uphs.upenn.edu | 215-349-5658September 27, 2011

Penn Scientists Tracing an Elusive Killer Parasite in Peru

PHILADELPHIA —Despite what Hollywood would have you believe, not all epidemics involve people suffering from zombie-like symptoms--some can only be uncovered through door-to-door epidemiology and advanced mathematics.

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Media Contact:Jessica Mikulski | jessica.mikulski@uphs.upenn.edu | 215-349-8369 September 27, 2011

Penn Study: Women with Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension Have Greater Response to Treatment Than Men

PHILADELPHIA —Pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) patients of different sexes and races may respond differently to treatment with commonly used medications for the disease, says a new study from researchers at Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania.The results of the study are published online ahead of print in the journal CHEST.

Integrated Studies at Penn

This fall, Penn launched a new undergraduate program in Integrated Studies. The program is designed around the idea that no single discipline or perspective can be applied to complex problems; instead, students tackle problems using multiple disciplines and approaches.

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Media Contact:Karen Kreeger | Karen.Kreeger@uphs.upenn.edu | 215-349-5658September 20, 2011

Enzymes Possible Targets for New Anti-Malaria Drugs, According to Penn-led Study

PHILADELPHIA —Researchers at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, Monash University, and Virginia Tech have used a set of novel inhibitors to analyze how the malaria parasite, Plasmodium falciparum, uses enzymes to chew up human hemoglobin from host red blood cells as a food source. They have validated that two of these parasite enzymes called peptidases are potential anti-malarial drug targets.