Research

The Broken Escalator; Or, Can You Ever Really Retract a Paper?

July 17, 2012

Uri Simonsohn of the Wharton School discusses scientific papers that have to be retracted.

How the Higgs Boson Was Lost and Found

July 17, 2012

Gino Segre of the School of Arts and Sciences pens an op-ed about searching for the Higgs boson.

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Media Contact:Evan Lerner | elerner@upenn.edu | 215-573-6604July 16, 2012

Penn Faculty Receive Alternative Energy Project Grants

PHIADELPHIA — Alternative energy research projects involving four faculty members from the University of Pennsylvania have been awarded grants from the Energy Commercialization Institute, a translational-research partnership that draws upon several regional universities.

Penn Researchers Enlist Dogs in Battle Against Human Cancers

July 15, 2012

Carl June of the Perelman School of Medicine and Nicola Mason of the School of Veterinary Medicine comment on how dogs can help in human-cancer research.

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At Penn, ‘Translating’ Laboratory Breakthroughs Into Treatments for Patients

July 16, 2012

Ran Reshef, David Porter, Robert Vonderheide and Carl June of the Perelman of School of Medicine are highlighted for their contributions to cancer-treatment research.

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Media Contact:Jill DiSanto | jdisanto@upenn.edu | 215-898-4820July 16, 2012

Penn School of Social Policy & Practice’s Ortner Center Pairs With Avon to Go ‘Beyond Brochures’

PHILADELPHIA –- A grant from the Avon Foundation will allow researchers at the University of Pennsylvania to take an in-depth look at how the Internet plays a role in preventing violence against women

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Media Contact:Joseph J. Diorio | jdiorio@asc.upenn.edu | 215-746-1798 July 16, 2012

Penn: Annenberg Study Finds Using Present Verb Tense Can Positively Affect Substance Abuse

The use of present versus the past tense in recalling an experience with binge drinking can positively influence behaviors, an important development in aiding the development of alcohol abuse messages.

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Media Contact:Evan Lerner | elerner@upenn.edu | 215-573-6604July 12, 2012

Penn’s Nader Engheta Receives Electromagnetics Award

PHILADELPHIA — Nader Engheta received the 2012 IEEE Electromagnetics Award at a ceremony Wednesday evening in Chicago. He is the H.

Drug Raises Hope for Better Bone Marrow Transplant Recovery

July 12, 2012

Ran Reshef and David Porter of the Perelman School of Medicine comment about about a treatment for bone-marrow transplants that reduced serious complications.

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Video: Cooperation Trumps Competition Among Some Monkeys, Says Study

July 5, 2012

Collaborative research from Penn’s School of Arts and Sciences and other universities about how cooperation can trump competition in monkeys is spotlighted.

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