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Media Contact:Evan Lerner | elerner@upenn.edu | 215-573-6604August 11, 2011

Penn Astronomers Contribute to Discovery of Universe’s Largest Mass of Water

PHILADELPHIA — An international team of astronomers has discovered a huge mass of warm water vapor in the central regions of a distant quasar, marking the farthest place in the universe that water has been detected. 

Instead of Apologizing, Change

August 3, 2011

Maurice Schweitzer of the Wharton School is cited for his research on the psychology of trust.

Article Source: Psychology Today

Penn Research Offers New Hope for Rare Cancer

August 11, 2011

Carl June, Bruce Levine, David Porter and Michael Kalos of the Perelman School of Medicine are featured for their breakthrough cancer research.

Article Source: Philadelphia Inquirer
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Media Contact:Holly Auer | holly.auer@uphs.upenn.edu | 215-349-5659August 11, 2011

Modified "Serial Killer" T Cells Obliterate Lymphocytic Leukemia Tumors, Penn Researchers Report

(PHILADELPHIA) -- In a cancer treatment breakthrough 20 years in the making, researchers from the University of Pennsylvania's Abramson Cancer Center and Perelman School of Medicine have shown sustained remissions of up to a year among a small group of advanced chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) patients treated with genetically engineered versions of their own T cells.

Report: Suicides in Movies Tripled From 1950-2006, No Difference Whether Film Is PG-13 or R

August 10, 2011

A report issued by the Annenberg Public Policy Center is cited.

Article Source: Associated Press
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Media Contact:Jessica Mikulski | Jessica.Mikulski@uphs.upenn.edu | 215-349-8369August 9, 2011

Penn Study Shows an Ancient Crop Effective in Protecting Against a 21st Century Hazard

PHILADELPHIA — Flax has been part of human history for well over 30,000 years, used for weaving cloth, feeding people and animals, and even making paint. Now, researchers from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania have discovered that it might have a new use for the 21st century: protecting healthy tissues and organs from the harmful effects of radiation.

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Media Contact:Karen Kreeger | Karen.kreeger@uphs.upenn.edu | 215-349-5658August 8, 2011

Penn Researchers Describe Key Molecule That Keeps Immune Cell Development on Track

Philadelphia — In the latest issue of Nature, researchers at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania clarify the role of two proteins key to T-cell development. They found that one well-known protein called Notch passes off much of its role during T-cell maturation to another protein called TCF-1.

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Media Contact:Karen Kreeger | Karen.kreeger@uphs.upenn.edu | 215-349-5658August 5, 2011

Conducting Research at the Nano-Level

August 8, 2011

Ritesh Agarwal of the School of Engineering and Applied Science is interviewed about his nanotechnology research.

Article Source: Philadelphia Inquirer

The Puzzle of Plant-Pollinator Interactions

July 28, 2011

Doctoral student Daniel Song of the School of Arts and Sciences blogs about how plants and pollinators form interaction networks.

Article Source: New York Times