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

Penn Graduate School of Education to Host National Education Writers Association Annual Seminar in 2012

PHILADELPHIA — The Graduate School of Education at the University of Pennsylvania is partnering with the American Educational Research Association to host the Education Writers Association’s 2012 national seminar May 17-19 on the Penn campus.

The conference attracts nearly 250 journalists, communication professionals, scholars and newsmakers each year.

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Media Contact:Karen Kreeger | Karen.kreeger@uphs.upenn.edu | 215-349-5658August 15, 2011

Researchers at Penn Identify a Target That Could Combat Allergies of Early Childhood

PHILADELPHIA — A pandemic of ailments called the "allergic march" -- the gradual acquisition of overlapping allergic diseases that commonly begins in early childhood -- has frustrated both parents and physicians. For the last three decades, an explosion of eczema, food allergies, hay fever, and asthma have afflicted children in the United States, the European Union, and many other countries.

Chest Pain Severity Not a Heart Attack Indicator: Study

August 12, 2011

Anna Marie Chang is quoted about her research, led by Judd Hollander of the Perelman School of Medicine.

Article Source: Reuters Life!

Security Flaws in Feds’ Radios Make for Easy Eavesdropping

August 10, 2011

Matt Blaze of the School of Engineering and Applied Science led a study of eavesdropping through security flaws.

Article Source: Wall Street Journal
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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.