Why Do We Sneeze?

August 14, 2012

Noam Cohen of the Perelman School of Medicine comments on a study about sneezing.

Article Source: National Geographic

Popular Diabetes Drugs Up Bladder Cancer Risk

August 14, 2012

A Penn Medicine study revealing that patients taking TZD drugs have a higher chance of developing bladder cancer.

Article Source: 6ABC

At Work: The ‘Cheater’s High’

August 15, 2012

Maurice Schweitzer of the Wharton School is cited for co-writing a study about acts of dishonesty within the workplace and describing the term a “cheater’s high.”

Article Source: The Wall Street Journal
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Media Contact:Jill DiSanto | | 215-898-4820August 15, 2012

Penn Hosts Symposium on Violence Against Women

PHILADELPHIA –- A Symposium on Violence Against Women will be held  Friday, Sept. 28, at 10 a.m.  Sponsored by the Evelyn Jacobs Ortner Center on Family Violence at the University of Pennsylvania School of Social Policy & Practice, the event will be in the South American Room at International House, 3701 Chestnut St. 

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Media Contact:Holly Auer | | 215-349-5659August 13, 2012

Penn Study: Diabetes Drugs Prescribed to Millions of Americans Raises Bladder Cancer Risks

A popular class of diabetes drugs increases patients’ risk of bladder cancer, according to a new study published online this month in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute.

Check Up: An Advance Athletes Can Cheer

August 13, 2012

Robert Mauck of the Perelman School of Medicine is cited for a paper detailing advances in “spinning webs of polymer fibers to serve as a ‘scaffold’ for new cells.”

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Media Contact:Gina Bryan | | 215-898-8721August 9, 2012

Penn Researchers and Colleagues Create a Cheaper, Cleaner, More Efficient Catalyst for Burning Methane

PHILADELPHIA — As the world’s accessible oil reserves dwindle, natural gas has become an increasing important energy source. The primary component of natural gas is methane, which has the advantage of releasing less carbon dioxide when it’s burned than do many other hydrocarbon fuels. But because of the very stable structure of the methane molecule, it can be difficult to access the energy stored within.

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Media Contact:Evan Lerner | | 215-573-6604August 9, 2012

Charles L. Kane of Penn Awarded the Dirac Medal for Contributions to Theoretical Physics

PHILADELPHIA  – Charles L. Kane of the University of Pennsylvania is among three who have been awarded the 2012 Dirac Medal and Prize by the Abdus Salam International Centre for Theoretical Physics.

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Xenophobia: Fear of Foreigners

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