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Penn Evaded Harvard Losses With `Defensive' Fund, Marks Says

November 4, 2010

The University of Pennsylvania is spotlighted for its successful investment strategies.

Article Source: Bloomberg

Union, Schools, Penn Announce Collaboration Plan

October 30, 2010

Penn announces plans to provide more services and resources for West Philadelphia students and their families.

 

Article Source: Philadelphia Inquirer
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Media Contact:Jill DiSanto-Haines | jdisanto@upenn.edu | 215-898-4820October 29, 2010

Penn Graduate School of Education Opens Business Plan Competition Submissions; Top Prize $25,000

PHILADELPHIA –- The University of Pennsylvania Graduate School of Education and the Milken Family Foundation have announced that the 2011 Milken-Penn GSE Education Business Plan Competition is open for submissions.

            Entering its second year, this global competition is the first contest specifically aimed at stimulating entrepreneurship and addressing challenges in education.  It is designed to connect social entrepreneurs to venture capitalists and other funders interested in improving education.

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Media Contact:Julie McWilliams | juliemcw@upenn.edu | 215-898-1422 October 28, 2010

University of Pennsylvania Trustees Approve Design of Shoemaker Green

PHILADELPHIA -- The University of Pennsylvania’s Board of Trustees today approved the design for Shoemaker Green, an $8 million green-space project off 33rd Street between Franklin Field and the Palestra that will connect the central campus to the University’s new Penn Park.

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Media Contact:Karen Kreeger | karen.kreeger@uphs.upenn.edu | 215-349-5658October 27, 2010

Penn Study Shows Two-Sided Immune Cell Could Be Harnessed to Shrink Tumors

PHILADELPHIA - A recently identified immune cell that directs other cells to fight infection plays a critical role in regulating the immune system in both health and disease. Researchers from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine have discovered how a stimulatory molecule and a protein found on the membrane of another immune cell make T helper 17 cells multi-taskers of sorts.

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Media Contact:Kim Menard | kim.menard@uphs.upenn.edu | 215-662-6183 October 26, 2010

Is Sleepiness in Genes? Penn Medicine Study Shows Gene Variant Leaves Carriers Fatigued, Sleepier

Healthy sleepers who carry a specific gene variant are more likely to have disrupted sleep, according to University of Pennsylvania study published in the October 26, 2010 issue of Neurology®, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology.

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Media Contact:Holly Auer | holly.auer@uphs.upenn.edu | 215-349-5659 October 26, 2010

Targeted Radiation Therapy Minimizes GI Side Effects for Prostate Cancer Patients, Penn Study Shows

SAN DIEGO -- Prostate cancer patients who receive intensity modulated radiation therapy (IMRT) are less apt to suffer serious gastrointestinal complications following their treatment than those who receive three-dimensional conformal radiotherapy (CRT), according to new research from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. The study, which will be presented Nov.

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Media Contact:Jacquie Posey | jposey@upenn.edu | 215-898-8658October 25, 2010

University of Pennsylvania Scientists Develop Method for Detecting MicroRNA From Living Cells

PHILADELPHIA -– Researchers at the University of Pennsylvania have developed a new electronic method for detecting microRNA isolated from living cells. MicroRNAs are a class of small biomolecules that control gene expression into proteins, the “workers” of the cell.  MicroRNAs act by binding to specific messenger RNAs that code for proteins, and, by doing so, inhibit protein synthesis.

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Media Contact:Karen Kreeger | karen.kreeger@uphs.upenn.edu | 215-349-5658October 22, 2010

Penn Study Identifies Molecular Guardian of Cell's RNA

When most genes are transcribed, the nascent RNAs they produce are not quite ready to be translated into proteins - they have to be processed first. One of those processes is called splicing, a mechanism by which non-coding gene sequences are removed and the remaining protein-coding sequences are joined together to form a final, mature messenger RNA (mRNA), which contains the recipe for making a protein.

Penn Veterinary School Gets $1M Gift

October 21, 2010

The School of Veterinary Medicine’s New Bolton Center receives a leadership gift.

Article Source: Philadelphia Inquirer