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Penn Scientists Use Protein Fragments to ‘Fool’ the Immune System and Deliver Cancer Drugs

February 22, 2013

Dennis Discher of the School of Engineering and Applied Science is highlighted for leading a research team in developing a way to deliver cancer drugs.

Article Source: Philly.com
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Media Contact:John Donges | jdonges@vet.upenn.edu | 215-898-4234February 21, 2013

Penn Vet’s Nicola Mason and Penn Medicine and Penn Nursing’s Yvonne Paterson Win One Health Award

PHILADELPHIA — Nicola Mason and Yvonne Paterson have been named this year’s recipients of the University of Pennsylvania

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Media Contact:Evan Lerner | elerner@upenn.edu | 215-573-6604February 21, 2013

Penn Researchers Develop Protein ‘Passport’ That Helps Nanoparticles Get Past Immune System

The body’s immune system exists to identify and destroy foreign objects, whether they are bacteria, viruses, flecks of dirt or splinters. Unfortunately, nanoparticles designed to deliver drugs, and implanted devices like pacemakers or artificial joints, are just as foreign and subject to the same response.

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

Penn Cosmologists Join Euclid Space Telescope Mission

PHILADELPHIA — NASA has nominated three U.S. science teams to participate in the European Space Agency's planned Euclid mission, a space telescope designed to probe the mysteries of dark energy and dark matter and scheduled to launch in 2020.

Today’s Grads Choose Work Over Family

February 20, 2013

Stewart Friedman of the Wharton School is featured for conducting a study that found that today’s graduates are less likely to plan to have families than their counterparts 20 years before.

Article Source: CBS Local
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Media Contact:Evan Lerner | elerner@upenn.edu | 215-573-6604February 19, 2013

Penn Researchers Help Show That Blood Plasma Is Thicker Than Water

PHILADELPHIA — For decades, researchers thought that blood plasma behaved like water. But, according to new research from the University of Pennsylvania and Saarland University in Germany, plasma is more elastic and viscous than water, and, like ketchup, its flow properties depend on the pressure it is under.

Health Care’s Good News

February 14, 2013

Ezekiel Emanuel of the Perelman School of Medicine and the Wharton School pens an op-ed on health-care costs.

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Cardiology Takes Progress to Heart With New Technologies, Procedures

February 18, 2013

Mariell Jessup and Benjamin Abella of the Perelman School of Medicine are quoted.

Article Source: Philly.com

Audio: Barnes & Noble’s Outlook Is Blurry, Even for Nook

February 19, 2013

Jerry Wind of the Wharton School comments on Barnes & Noble’s financial issues.

Article Source: Marketplace

How to Emerge From Default and Debt: Lessons From Cleveland

February 19, 2013

Thomas Sugrue of the School of Arts and Sciences discusses municipal default and fiscal crises in Cleveland and Detroit.

Article Source: The Take Away