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Media Contact:Greg Richter | | 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 | | 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

Instead of Apologizing, Change

August 3, 2011

Maurice Schweitzer of the Wharton School is cited for his research on the psychology of trust.

Article Source: Psychology Today

The Business of Employment: Time to Revise Investor Capitalism’s Mantra

August 9, 2011

Michael Useem of the Wharton School shares his views on revising the rules of capitalism.

Article Source: Washington Post

The Golden Years, Polished With Surgery

August 8, 2011

David Sarwer of the Perelman School of Medicine comments on people who experience a type of “emotional turbulence” after cosmetic procedures.

Article Source: New York Times

Perry the Platy-bus, Our Kids’ Woodstock

August 10, 2011

Jonah Berger of the Wharton School says, “Even though summer vacation is really just a school break, everyone wants to be part of the ritual.”

Article Source: Philadelphia Inquirer

Report: Suicides in Movies Tripled From 1950-2006, No Difference Whether Film Is PG-13 or R

August 10, 2011

A report issued by the Annenberg Public Policy Center is cited.

Article Source: Associated Press