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Genetics Offers Clues to Kidney Disease in African Americans

July 25, 2011

Duncan Johnstone of the Perelman School of Medicine offers his perspective on why African Americans are more prone to kidney disease and failure.

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Media Contact:Evan Lerner | | 215-573-6604July 25, 2011

Penn Researchers Help Graft Olfactory Receptors onto Nanotubes

PHILADELPHIA — Penn researchers have helped develop a nanotech device that combines carbon nanotubes with olfactory receptor proteins, the cell components in the nose that detect odors.

Because olfactory receptors belong to a larger class of proteins that are involved in passing signals through the cell membrane, these devices could have applications beyond odor sensing, such as pharmaceutical research.  

University Hospital Merger Stirs End-of-Life Care Fears

July 23, 2011

Arthur Caplan of the Perelman School of Medicine comments on end-of-life care.

Article Source: Louisville Courier-Journal
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Media Contact:Jill DiSanto-Haines | | 215-898-4820July 22, 2011

Penn Study Examines Safe Access to Clean Water in Low-Income Countries

PHILADELPHIA — Susan B. Sorenson, a professor at the University of Pennsylvania School of Social Policy & Practice, has teamed up with Philadelphia Global Water Initiative, along with the Penn School of Nursing, to study water fetching and the need for access to clean water in developing nations.

Tenure Across Borders

July 22, 2011

President Amy Gutmann discusses the Penn Integrates Knowledge program and interdisciplinary scholarship.

Article Source: Inside Higher Ed

Attack on ‘Telemedicine’ Is Really About Squashing Women’s Rights

July 20, 2011

Arthur Caplan of the Perelman School of Medicine contributes his views on an attempt to restrict abortion.

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UnhappenIt Bridges the Apology Gap Between Business and Customers

July 19, 2011

A Knowledge@Wharton article written by Maurice Schweitzer of the Wharton School is cited, and Arthur Caplan of the Perelman School of Medicine is quoted.

Article Source: San Francisco Chronicle

Facebook Grieving, a New Death Ritual

July 19, 2011

Kimberly Falconer of the Perelman School of Medicine comments about online grieving.

Article Source: Times of India

How Wifi Is Reinventing Our City

July 15, 2011

Keith Hampton of the Annenberg School for Communication is cited for his research on how people with mobile devices are utilizing urban spaces.

Article Source: Time

Audio: Philly Jazz Saxophonist Odean Pope

July 15, 2011

Christos Ballas of the Perelman School of Medicine discusses bipolar disorder treatment.

Article Source: WHYY Radio (Philadelphia)