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Bioethics Panel Finalizes Advice for Synthetic Biology

November 17, 2010

President Amy Gutmann, chair of the Presidential Commission for the Study of Bioethical Issues, comments on news-media terminology about synthetic biology.

Article Source: Science
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Media Contact:Joseph J. Diorio | jdiorio@asc.upenn.edu | 215-746-1798 November 11, 2010

Distortions in Genetic Research News: The Rocky Road From Science Journal to the News

     PHILADELPHIA (November 11, 2010) – News stories about cancer research in the mass media often do not fairly represent the original science. The primary source of this problem seems to occur in the transmission of information from press release to final news story, although the process of turning highly technical scientific research into a press release is itself fraught with errors.

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Media Contact:Jacquie Posey | jposey@upenn.edu | 215-898-6460November 7, 2010

Penn Scientists Identify New Role for Protein Molecule That Inhibits Response of Immune-System Cells

           PHILADELPHIA -– Researchers at the University of Pennsylvania have identified a new role for a protein molecule that inhibits the response of immune-system cells to inflammatory signals associated with many human diseases.           

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Media Contact:Jill DiSanto-Haines | jdisanto@upenn.edu | 215-898-4820November 5, 2010

Penn Center for High Impact Philanthropy Hosts Inaugural Seminar Featuring Newark Mayor

 

            PHILADELPHIA –- The Center for High Impact Philanthropy at the University of Pennsylvania will host its inaugural seminar, “Addressing the Needs of Vulnerable Families,” on Monday, Nov. 8, featuring Cory A. Booker, mayor of Newark, N.J., as the keynote speaker.

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Media Contact:Holly Auer | holly.auer@uphs.upenn.edu | 215-349-5659 November 2, 2010

Breast Cancer Survivors Often Rate Post-Treatment Breast Appearance Only “Fair”

SAN DIEGO -- A third of breast cancer survivors who received the breast-conserving treatments lumpectomy and radiation rate the appearance of their post-treatment breast as only “fair” or “poor” in comparison to their untreated breast, according to a new University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine study that will be presented today at the 52nd Annual Meeting of the American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) in San Diego.

Naming what ails us

Physician Robert Aronowitz of History and Sociology of Science discusses the social constructions surrounding human disease. (Penn Arts & Sciences Magazine)

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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.

Q&A: Karen Glanz

Karen Glanz, a PIK professor in Nursing and Medicine, studies chronic disease prevention and management, working specifically with skin and colon cancer control and prevention. (Penn Current)

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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:Jill DiSanto-Haines | jdisanto@upenn.edu | 215-898-4820October 15, 2010

”The Dogon: Work, Women and Water” at Penn’s Arthur Ross Gallery

PHILADELPHIA — “The Dogon: Work, Women and Water” opens at the University of Pennsylvania’s Arthur Ross Gallery on Nov. 5. 

Featuring 15 photographs by renowned Magnum photographer Stuart Franklin, this exhibit is in cooperation with the 2010-11 Year of Water at Penn.

Last year, the Voss Foundation commissioned Franklin to photograph its efforts to provide clean drinking water to the Dogon region of Mali, a land-locked country in western Africa.