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Media Contact:Karen Kreeger | karen.kreeger@uphs.upenn.edu | 215-349-5658October 22, 2010

Penn Study Identifies Molecular Guardian of Cell's RNA

When most genes are transcribed, the nascent RNAs they produce are not quite ready to be translated into proteins - they have to be processed first. One of those processes is called splicing, a mechanism by which non-coding gene sequences are removed and the remaining protein-coding sequences are joined together to form a final, mature messenger RNA (mRNA), which contains the recipe for making a protein.

Penn Veterinary School Gets $1M Gift

October 21, 2010

The School of Veterinary Medicine’s New Bolton Center receives a leadership gift.

Article Source: Philadelphia Inquirer

Revving the Business School Innovation

October 21, 2010

Vice Dean Karl Ulrich of the Wharton School contributes his opinion on revitalizing innovation management in top business schools.

Article Source: BusinessWeek

BenePhilly and Federation Join Forces to Better Serve Jewish Older Adults

October 21, 2010

Penn’s Center for High Impact Philanthropy acknowledges a Philadelphia-based not-for-profit.

Article Source: Jewish Exponent

U.S. Colleges Cutting Courses to Curtail Campus Costs

October 21, 2010

Marybeth Gasman of the Graduate School of Education comments on the impact the recession had on historically black colleges and universities.

Article Source: Diverse

The Lab Rat: How To Improve Memory in 15 Minutes

October 20, 2010

David Wolk of the School of Medicine is cited for co-authoring an article about the use of tDCS to improve memory.

Article Source: Time
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Media Contact:Karen Kreeger | karen.kreeger@uphs.upenn.edu | 215-349-5658October 18, 2010

Penn Study Gives Hope for New Class of Alzheimer’s Disease Drugs

Finding a drug that can cross the blood-brain barrier is the bane of drug development for Alzheimer’s disease and other neurological disorders of the brain. A new Penn study, published this week in the Journal of Neuroscience, has found and tested in an animal model of Alzheimer’s disease a class of drug that is able to enter the brain, where it stabilizes degenerating neurons and improves memory and learning.

Penn Presby Heart Rescue Team Beats With 6th Member

October 18, 2010

The Penn Heart Rescue Program is cited for its expansion among community hospitals.

Walkway at Morris Arboretum Wins Architects' Award

October 15, 2010

The Annenberg Public Policy Center is recognized for its architectural style.

Article Source: Philadelphia Inquirer
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Media Contact:jJennifer Oxenford jmacdoug@magpi.net | jmacdoug@magpi.net | 215-898-0341 October 15, 2010

MAGPI’s First Annual Content Provider Carnival Is Coming to Town – Virtually

Step Right Up, Step Right Up -- for the First Annual MAGPI Content Provider Carnival where 22 amazing distance learning content providers will come together all under one virtual tent via live webcast to schools across the country!!