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Media Contact:Kim Menard | Kim.Menard@uphs.upenn.edu | 215-662-6183November 22, 2011

Antibiotics for Acne Linked to Sore Throat, Penn Study Shows

Oral antibiotics used to treat acne are linked to symptoms of sore throat, according to a study by researchers with the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, published Online First in the Archives of Dermatology , one of the JAMA/Archives journals.

Penn Study Finds Less Crime Around ‘Greened’ Vacant Properties

November 21, 2011

A Perelman School of Medicine study shows the correlation of ‘greened’ vacant lots and neighborhood crime.

How the U.S. Postal Service Fell Apart

November 17, 2011

Graduate student Evan Kalish of the School of Design is featured for documenting the decline of the U.S. Postal Service.

Article Source: Time

Doctors Can Help Patients Boost Their Weight Loss

November 15, 2011

Thomas Wadden of the Perelman School of Medicine is featured for his research about weight management for obese patients.

Article Source: USA Today

Penn Researcher Helps Develop Flexible, Implantable Brain-Imaging Device

November 14, 2011

Brian Litt of the Perelman School of Medicine discusses research he led about developing a microelectronic device to help map brain activity.

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Media Contact:Jill DiSanto | jdisanto@upenn.edu | 215-898-4820November 15, 2011

In New Study, Penn Researchers Unveil Decline of Higher Education Opportunity and Affordability in Illinois

PHILADELPHIA — Researchers from the University of Pennsylvania Graduate School of Education have found a decade-long decline of higher education opportunity and affordability in Illinois.  They also found that state leaders have abandoned effective policies that once resulted in outstanding performance in higher education.

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Media Contact:Karen Kreeger | karen.kreeger@uphs.upenn.edu | 215-349-5658November 11, 2011

Tales from the Crypt: Penn Study on Gut Cell Regeneration Reconciles Long-Standing Research Controversy

PHILADELPHIA - The lining of the intestine regenerates itself every few days as compared to say red blood cells that turn over every four months. The cells that help to absorb food and liquid that humans consume are constantly being produced. The various cell types that do this come from stem cells that reside deep in the inner recesses of the accordion-like folds of the intestines, called villi and crypts.

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Media Contact:Evan Lerner | elerner@upenn.edu | 215-573-6604November 10, 2011

Penn and Rutgers Psychologists Increase Understanding of How the Brain Perceives Shades of Gray

PHILADELPHIA — Vision is amazing because it seems so mundane. Peoples’ eyes, nerves and brains translate light into electrochemical signals and then into an experience of the world around them. A close look at the physics of just the first part of this process shows that even seemingly simple tasks, like keeping a stable perception of an object’s color in different lighting conditions or distinguishing black and white objects, is, in fact, very challenging. 

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Media Contact:Jacquie Posey | jposey@upenn.edu | 215-898-6460November 9, 2011

Nov. 16 Penn Lightbulb Café to Focus on Restoring Religious Monuments in War-torn Pakistan

WHO:             Michael Meister, professor of South Asia Studies in the Department of Art History at the University of Pennsylvania

WHAT:           Penn Lightbulb Café lecture on “Conducting Research in Pakistan: Restoring Religious Monuments in Swat”

Video: More Facebook Friends, Fewer Real Ones, Says Cornell Study

November 8, 2011

Keith Hampton of the Annenberg School for Communication comments on how Facebook might bebeneficial to users’ relationships.

Article Source: ABC News