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Media Contact:Evan Lerner | elerner@upenn.edu | 215-573-6604July 17, 2015

Researchers at Penn Develop Scar-like Culture Systems to Understand and Treat Fibrosis

A scar might be a reminder of an accident or surgery, but the fibrous tissue that makes up a scar also forms after a heart attack and arises in solid tumors as well as in chronic diseases such as liver cirrhosis and muscular dystrophy. Implanted medical devices and materials are similarly surrounded by fibrous capsules that impede their function.  

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Media Contact:Jeanne Leong | jleong@upenn.edu | 215-573-8151July 14, 2015

Penn Rising Senior Mary Sun Takes On Life’s Challenges in Stride

Dealing with the difficulties of family illnesses and financial problems inspired Mary Sun to study medicine and business at the University of Pennsylvania.

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Media Contact:Evan Lerner | elerner@upenn.edu | 215-573-6604July 13, 2015

Imagination Institute at Penn Awards Nearly $3M to Develop ‘Imagination Quotient’

The Imagination Institute, based at the University of Pennsylvania’s Positive Psychology Center, has announced nearly $3 million worth of grants to researchers at 16 institutions. The grants are aimed at the development of better ways of assessing and promoting imagination and creativity.

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Media Contact:Evan Lerner | elerner@upenn.edu | 215-573-6604July 6, 2015

Penn Researchers Answer Question about Nematode Behavior: Nature, Nurture, or Physics?

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Nature versus nurture is an age-old question in biology, centering on whether a given trait is determined by an organism’s genes or by its environment. Most times the answer is “both,” but research at the University of Pennsylvania has found one trait in particular that is not easily described by either.

By Sarah Welsh

Nature versus nurture is an age-old question in biology, centering on whether a given trait is determined by an organism’s genes or by its environment. Most times the answer is “both,” but research at the University of Pennsylvania has found one trait in particular that is not easily described by either.

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Media Contact:Evan Lerner | elerner@upenn.edu | 215-573-6604July 1, 2015

Penn Research Helps Show That Attention, Imagination Equally Important for Creativity

The role that attention plays in generating new and useful ideas is controversial among neuroscientists. Some neuroimaging studies have shown that creativity involves more cognitive control, or focused attention. Other studies have shown it involves less.

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Media Contact:Sara Stewart | sabrady@upenn.edu | 215-898-2083July 16, 2015

Courtly Treasures: The Collection of Thomas W. Evans at Penn's Arthur Ross Gallery

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"Courtly Treasures: The Collection of Thomas W. Evans, Surgeon Dentist to Napolean III" runs from July 18 through Nov. 8, 2015.

Courtly Treasures: The Collection of Thomas W. Evans at
University of Pennsylvania’s Arthur Ross Gallery

July 18 – November 8, 2015

 

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Media Contact:Evan Lerner | elerner@upenn.edu | 215-573-6604July 1, 2015

New Penn Center Will Investigate the Physics of Cancer Via $10M NIH Grant

Investigators at a new University of Pennsylvania research center will focus on key physical principles that underpin cancer’s development and growth.

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Media Contact:Jill DiSanto | jdisanto@upenn.edu | 215-898-4820June 25, 2015

Penn GSE Student Spends Summer Working in Vientiane, Laos

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As a student in Penn GSE's International Educational Development Program, Mary Encabo is spending her summer interning overseas. And, she's blogging about it.

Ever since she was a 6-year-old living in the Philippines, University of Pennsylvania student Mary Encabo knew that she wanted to be a teacher. 

While she had a strong sense that she had to teach the world something, she didn’t know exactly what that something was at the time. 

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Media Contact:Evan Lerner | elerner@upenn.edu | 215-573-6604June 25, 2015

First Place Finish for Penn’s Electric Race Car

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REV1 took first place among electrics overall, winning seven of the eight categories. These included overall design, cornering, endurance and time-trials on a full racetrack.

Penn Electric Racing has taken home top honors at an international competition.

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Media Contact:Jill DiSanto | jdisanto@upenn.edu | 215-898-4820June 22, 2015

Penn’s Pipeline for Promise Program Hosts Closing Ceremonies

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The University of Pennsylvania’s School of Social Policy & Practice will host the closing ceremonies for students completing its Pipeline for Promise program, which offers underserved students from local community colleges a free course during the summer months.