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Media Contact:Karen Kreeger | karen.kreeger@uphs.upenn.edu | 215-349-5658April 16, 2015

Penn Study Describes First Steps in Basic Biological Process

Understanding the molecular signals that guide early cells in the embryo to develop into different types of organs provides insight into how tissues regenerate and repair themselves.

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Media Contact:Evan Lerner | elerner@upenn.edu | 215-573-6604April 15, 2015

Mentally Stepping Back From Problems Helps Youth Deal With Negative Emotions, Penn Study Says

Adolescence is a time of frequent and intense emotional experiences, but some youth handle their emotions better than others. Why do some young people react adaptively while others ruminate?

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Media Contact:Evan Lerner | elerner@upenn.edu | 215-573-6604April 15, 2015

Penn Senior Adrian Lievano to Tackle Water Security in Kenya

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Building prosthetic limbs and developing rain-water filtration systems may seem like they have nothing in common. But to Adrian Lievano, a University of Pennsylvania senior from Miami majoring in mechanical engineering and applied mechanics, there’s a synergy: In both cases, the user is the designer’s top priority.

By Madeleine Stone @themadstone       

(This is the second in a series of features introducing the inaugural Penn President’s Engagement Prize winners.)  

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Media Contact:Amanda Mott | ammott@upenn.edu | 215-898-1422April 17, 2015

Arab Spring’s Demands for Democratic Reforms Has Precedence, Penn Senior Finds

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University of Pennsylvania undergraduate Anwar Akrouk's senior thesis argues that the Arab Spring’s demand for democratic reform mirrors nationalism’s rise following World War I and the Ottoman Empire’s fall.

By Julie McWilliams

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Media Contact:Anna Duerr | anna.duerr@uphs.upenn.edu | 215-349-8369April 13, 2015

Penn Medicine Pain Management Study Reveals Patient Confusion about Opioid Addiction

Emergency department patients have misperceptions about opioid dependence and want more information about their pain management options, according to a new study from researchers at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania.

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Media Contact:Ron Ozio | ozio@upenn.edu | 215-898-8658 April 14, 2015

Donita Brady Appointed Presidential Professor at Penn

Donita Brady has been named the seventh Presidential Professor at the University of Pennsylvania, effective July 1.  She will be Presidential Assistant Professor of Cancer Biology in Penn’s Perelman School of Medicine.

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Media Contact:Evan Lerner | elerner@upenn.edu | 215-573-6604April 13, 2015

Penn Researchers Help Make Maps of the Universe’s Dark Matter

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Members of the Dark Energy Survey have released the first in a series of maps that show the concentration of dark matter in the cosmos. These maps, created with one of the world’s most powerful digital cameras, are the largest contiguous maps created at this level of detail and will improve researchers’ understanding of dark matter’s role in the formation of galaxies.

Members of the Dark Energy Survey have released the first in a series of maps that show the concentration of dark matter in the cosmos.

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Media Contact:Karen Kreeger | karen.kreeger@uphs.upenn.edu | 215-349-5658April 13, 2015

Limber Lungs: One Type of Airway Cell Can Regenerate Another Lung Cell Type

A new collaborative study describes a way that lung tissue can regenerate after injury. The team found that lung tissue has more dexterity in repairing tissue than once thought.

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Media Contact:Katherine Unger Baillie | kbaillie@upenn.edu | 215-898-9194April 10, 2015

Penn Dental Medicine Launches First Open Online Course

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The School of Dental Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania's free online course, “Introduction to Dental Medicine,” will allow anyone with access to the Internet to learn what dentistry is all about.

By Sarah Welsh

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Media Contact:Evan Lerner | elerner@upenn.edu | 215-573-6604April 9, 2015

After the Higgs: Penn Gears Up for New Physics Discoveries at CERN

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After a two-year hiatus, the Large Hadron Collider is gearing up for its second run. The LHC enabled the 2012 discovery of the Higgs boson, which gives mass to all particles, but the world’s most complicated scientific apparatus is far from finished

by Sarah Welsh

After a two-year hiatus, the Large Hadron Collider at the European Organization for Nuclear Research, or CERN, is gearing up for its second run. The LHC enabled the 2012 discovery of the Higgs boson, which gives mass to all particles, but the world’s most complicated scientific apparatus is far from finished