Research

Experts on Aging: Stay Fit After 65 to Live Longer, Better

November 21, 2010

Kathryn Schmitz of the School of Medicine discusses her research on the benefits of exercise for patients undergoing cancer treatments.

Article Source: USA Today

Unions Hold Mostly Pluses for Faculties at Public Colleges, Study Finds

November 15, 2010

When faculty members discuss unionizing, the debate tends to revolve around the question of whether so banding together gives them more say over their college's affairs or actually leaves them worse off, by hurting their ability to work cooperatively with their institution's administration. A new study of public four-year colleges concludes that unionizing appears to give faculty members considerably more clout in some key areas and does not seem to do them much harm.

Studies Suggest Another Way to Treat Heart Failure

November 15, 2010

Mariell Jessup of the School of Medicine comments on new developments in heart-failure treatment.

Article Source: Boston Globe

Kahan and Rock and the Problem With Proxy Access

November 11, 2010

Edward Rock of the Law School is cited for his collaborative research on the question of proxy access for shareholders.

Article Source: Huffington Post

How Cats Drink: A Lesson in Fluid Mechanics

November 12, 2010

John Lewis of the School of Veterinary Medicine comments on how cats prepare to drink liquids.

Article Source: Philadelphia Inquirer
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Media Contact:Joseph J. Diorio | jdiorio@asc.upenn.edu | 215-746-1798 November 11, 2010

Distortions in Genetic Research News: The Rocky Road From Science Journal to the News

     PHILADELPHIA (November 11, 2010) – News stories about cancer research in the mass media often do not fairly represent the original science. The primary source of this problem seems to occur in the transmission of information from press release to final news story, although the process of turning highly technical scientific research into a press release is itself fraught with errors.

Data Say Retention Is Better Answer to ‘Shortage’ Than Recruitment

October 29, 2010

Richard Ingersoll of the Graduate School of Education comments on his analysis of education-policy research.

Article Source: Science Magazine

Advaxis Enters into Collaboration With the University of British Columbia

November 8, 2010

Yvonne Paterson of the School of Medicine is cited for the development of Advaxis’ technology.

Article Source: MarketWatch
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Media Contact:Jacquie Posey | jposey@upenn.edu | 215-898-6460November 7, 2010

Penn Scientists Identify New Role for Protein Molecule That Inhibits Response of Immune-System Cells

           PHILADELPHIA -– Researchers at the University of Pennsylvania have identified a new role for a protein molecule that inhibits the response of immune-system cells to inflammatory signals associated with many human diseases.           

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Media Contact:Jill DiSanto-Haines | jdisanto@upenn.edu | 215-898-4820November 5, 2010

Penn Center for High Impact Philanthropy Hosts Inaugural Seminar Featuring Newark Mayor

 

            PHILADELPHIA –- The Center for High Impact Philanthropy at the University of Pennsylvania will host its inaugural seminar, “Addressing the Needs of Vulnerable Families,” on Monday, Nov. 8, featuring Cory A. Booker, mayor of Newark, N.J., as the keynote speaker.