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Media Contact:Jordan Reese | jreese@upenn.edu | 215-573-6604September 9, 2008
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Media Contact:Jacquie Posey | jposey@upenn.edu | 215-898-6460August 29, 2008

Penn Study: Americans Show Little Tolerance for Mental Illness Despite Growing Belief in Genetic Cause

PHILADELPHIA –- A new study by University of Pennsylvania sociology professor Jason Schnittker shows that, while more Americans believe that mental illness has genetic causes, the nation is no more tolerant of the mentally ill than it was 10 years ago.

The study published online in the journal Social Science and Medicine uses a 2006 replication of the 1996 General Social Survey Mental Health Module to explore trends in public beliefs about mental illness in America, focusing in particular on public support for genetic arguments.

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Media Contact:Jordan Reese | jreese@upenn.edu | 215-573-6604August 29, 2008

Penn Chemist Discovers the Elusive Chemical Middleman That Removes Acid Rain


PHILADELPHIA –- Researchers have discovered the middleman in the complex chemical reaction that is essential to the atmosphere's ability to break down pollutants, especially the compounds that cause acid rain. The study improves the basic understanding of the chemical removal of acid rain and will allow scientists to better model how pollutants are removed from the atmosphere and to predict potential environmental conditions.

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