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Fairies, Witches and Supply and Demand

August 20, 2011

Justin Wolfers of the Wharton School comments on advanced concepts illustrated in children’s literature.

Article Source: New York Times

Cut Medicare, Help Patients

August 22, 2011

Ezekiel Emanuel of the Perelman School of Medicine and the Wharton School co-authors an op-ed about Medicare.

Article Source: New York Times

Job-Hunt Tip From the ‘30s: Make In-Person Connections

August 22, 2011

Walter Licht of the School of Arts and Sciences comments on the history and impact of personal connections for job seekers.

Article Source: Wall Street Journal

Check Up: University of Pennsylvania Researchers Regrowing Cartilage in Lab

August 22, 2011

Jason Burdick of the School of Engineering and Applied Science and Robert Mauck of the Perelman School of Medicine discuss their efforts to regrow cartilage that might lead to better treatments.

Article Source: Philadelphia Inquirer
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Media Contact:Marc Kaplan | marc.kaplan@uphs.upenn.edu | 215-662-2560August 18, 2011

New Penn Medicine/Wharton Center to Study Health-care Financing

PHILADELPHIA — University of Pennsylvania Health System (UPHS) is partnering with the Leonard Davis Institute Center for Health Incentives and Behavioral Economics of the University of Pennsylvania on a new initiative to be called the UPHS Center for Innovations in Health Care Financing.

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Media Contact:Greg Richter | gregory.richter@uphs.upenn.edu | 215-614-1937August 18, 2011

Relationship Between Exercise, Breast Cancer Recurrence to Be Studied by New Penn Med Center

PHILADELPHIA — A $10 million grant from the National Cancer Institute will fund a new center at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania focusing on the relationship between exercise, weight loss, and improving the length and quality of life for the nation's 12 million cancer survivors.

Projects in the Penn Transdisciplinary Research on Energetics and Cancer (TREC) Survivor Center will include:

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Media Contact:Evan Lerner | elerner@upenn.edu | 215-573-6604August 17, 2011

Penn Physicists Undo the ‘Coffee Ring Effect’

PHILADELPHIA — A team of University of Pennsylvania physicists has shown how to disrupt the “coffee ring effect” — the ring-shaped stain of particles left over after coffee drops evaporate —  by changing the particles' shape.  The discovery provides new tools for engineers to deposit uniform coatings. 

Studying the Positive Side of Trauma and Grief

August 15, 2011

Research from the Positive Psychology Center is cited.

Article Source: Philadelphia Inquirer

‘I Yield My Time to the Gentleman From Stratford-Upon-Avon’

August 12, 2011

Al Filreis of the School of Arts and Sciences is spotlighted for his approach to poetry.

Article Source: New York Times Magazine

Security Flaws in Feds’ Radios Make for Easy Eavesdropping

August 10, 2011

Matt Blaze of the School of Engineering and Applied Science led a study of eavesdropping through security flaws.

Article Source: Wall Street Journal