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Media Contact:Evan Lerner | elerner@upenn.edu | 215-573-6604June 3, 2013

Penn Research Shows Way to Improve Stem Cells’ Cartilage Formation

Cartilage injuries are difficult to repair. Current surgical options generally involve taking a piece from another part of the injured joint and patching over the damaged area, but this approach involves damaging healthy cartilage, and a person’s cartilage may still deteriorate with age.

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Media Contact:Evan Lerner | elerner@upenn.edu | 215-573-6604June 3, 2013

Penn Researchers Integrate Origami and Engineering

The quintessential piece of origami might be a decorative paper crane, but in the hands of an interdisciplinary University of Pennsylvania research team, it could lead to a drug-delivery device, an emergency shelter, or even a space station.

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Media Contact:Ron Ozio | ozio@upenn.edu | 215-898-8658May 29, 2013

Rakesh Vohra Appointed Penn Integrates Knowledge Professor

Rakesh Vohra has been named the University of Pennsylvania’s 15th Penn Integrates Knowledge Professor, effective Aug. 1. The announcement was made today by Penn President Amy Gutmann and Provost Vincent Price.  

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Media Contact:Evan Lerner | elerner@upenn.edu | 215-573-6604May 17, 2013

Penn Engineers’ Nanoantennas Improve Infrared Sensing

A team of University of Pennsylvania engineers has used a pattern of nanoantennas to develop a new way of turning infrared light into mechanical action, opening the door to more sensitive infrared cameras and more compact chemical-analysis techniques.

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Media Contact:Evan Lerner | elerner@upenn.edu | 215-573-6604May 14, 2013

Penn Research Helps Paint Finer Picture of Massive 1700 Earthquake

In 1700, a massive earthquake struck the west coast of North America. Though it was powerful enough to cause a tsunami as far as Japan, a lack of local documentation has made studying this historic event challenging.

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Media Contact:Manasee Wagh | manasee@upenn.edu | 215-898-9194May 8, 2013

Grant Boosts Particle Physics and Mathematics Research for Two Penn Professors

Two University of Pennsylvania professors have won the chance to pursue their research full-time this fall.

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Media Contact:Evan Lerner | elerner@upenn.edu | 215-573-6604May 20, 2013

Penn Research Makes Advance in Nanotech Gene Sequencing Technique

The allure of personalized medicine has made new, more efficient ways of sequencing genes a top research priority. One promising technique involves reading DNA bases using changes in electrical current as they are threaded through a nanoscopic hole.

The Experts: What’s the Best Way to Test a New Business Idea?

April 29, 2013

Karl Ulrich of the Wharton School offers his advice about determining ‘purchase intent’ for new businesses.

Article Source: The Wall Street Journal

Video: Will You Buy Into Obamacare or Pay the Penalty?

April 30, 2013

Kevin Volpp of the Perelman School of Medicine and the Wharton School discusses health-care costs.

Article Source: Marketplace

‘CultureBlocks’ A New Way to Find Philly Arts

April 30, 2013

The School of Social Policy & Practice’s Social Impact of the Arts Project is mentioned for its involvement with a new website called CultureBlocks.

Article Source: Philly.com