Audio: New Developments in DNA Sequencing

June 7, 2012

Jonathan Moreno of the Perelman School of Medicine and the School of Arts and Sciences discusses recent developments in DNA sequencing.

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We and Our Microbes Are in This Together

June 9, 2012

David Artis of the Perelman School of Medicine is featured for microbiology research.

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Progress Towards an ‘Artificial Pancreas’

June 10, 2012

Michael Rickels of the Perelman School of Medicine comments on approaches to create a ‘closed-loop system.’

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Media Contact:Katherine Unger Baillie | | 215-898-9194June 8, 2012

Penn Researchers Organize Conference in Greece on Innate Immunity

PHILADELPHIA—Two University of Pennsylvania professors are serving as organizers of the Ninth International Conference on Innate Immunity, to be held June 23-28 in Ixia, Greece, on the island of Rhodes.

The Vicious Cycle of the Gender Pay Gap

June 8, 2012

A Knowledge@Wharton post features the research of Janice Madden of the Wharton School and the School of Arts and Sciences.

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Food Costs, Healthier Diet Help to Spark Growing Interest in N.J. Community Food Gardens

June 8, 2012

A University of Pennsylvania study about Camden, N.J., having the “one of the fastest growing community garden programs in the United States” is cited.

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Media Contact:Holly Auer | | 215-349-5659June 7, 2012

Penn and Cornell Researchers Spearhead the Development of New Guidelines for Veterinary CPR

PHILADELPHIA — For nearly 50 years, the American Heart Association, with the help of researchers and physicians from across the nation, has developed and disseminated guidelines on how best to perform cardiopulmonary resuscitation on patients experiencing cardiac arrest. But no such evidence-based guidelines existed in the veterinary world.

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Media Contact:Jill DiSanto | | 215-898-4820June 6, 2012

Just Write: Writing Retreat for GSE and SAS Faculty


Stop what you’re doing, and just write. That’s what some University of Pennsylvania faculty will be doing the week of June 4.

Twenty faculty members from the Graduate School of Education and the School of Arts and Sciences will attend the first-ever Faculty Writing Retreat in the McNeil Building. 

Researchers Show Ease of Finding Dubious Results

June 5, 2012

Uri Simonsohn and Joseph Simmons of the Wharton School are featured for collaborative research on how results labeled having “statistical significance” allow debatable studies to be published in respected journals.

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Media Contact:Holly Auer | | 215-200-2313May 31, 2012

Penn: Testicular Cancer Survivors Report Behaviors That Increase Cardiovascular Risk

Despite being at risk of cardiovascular problems associated with testicular cancer treatment, survivors of the disease -- the most common type of cancer striking young men -- frequently report behaviors such as smoking and risky alcohol use that could further raise their chances of developing those late effects of treatment, according to a study from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania that will be presented at the annual meeting of American Society of Clinical Oncology meeting on Saturday, June 2.