Research

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.

Article Source: Newsworks
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Media Contact:Katherine Unger Baillie | kbaillie@upenn.edu | 215-898-9194
Media Contact:Holly Auer | holly.auer@uphs.upenn.edu | 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 | jdisanto@upenn.edu | 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.

Article Source: Philly.com
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Media Contact:Holly Auer | holly.auer@uphs.upenn.edu | 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.

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Media Contact:Katie Delach | Katie.Delach@uphs.upenn.edu | 215-349-5964May 31, 2012

Penn Study Finds Delayed Side Effects of Head and Neck Cancer Treatments Go Unreported

New data from an Internet-based study show that patients with head and neck cancers (HNC) may be at risk for significant late effects after their treatment, but they're unlikely to discuss these and other survivorship care issues with their doctors. The findings, from researchers at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, will be presented Monday, June 4, at the 2012 American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) meeting in Chicago.

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Media Contact:Katie Delach | Katie.Delach@uphs.upenn.edu | 215-349-5964May 31, 2012

Penn Researchers Call for Obesity Prevention Efforts to Focus on Community-Wide Systems that Influence Early Life

National data show that currently more than 10 percent of preschoolers in the United States are obese, and an additional 10 percent are overweight. In a recently published article, a researcher from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, in collaboration with peers and colleagues from across the nation, says that effective strategies to target pregnancy, infancy, and toddlers are urgently needed to stop the progression of childhood obesity.

Our Predatory T Cells

May 31, 2012

Andrea Liu of the School of Arts and Sciences blogs about her collaborative research with Christopher Hunter, Tajie Harris and David Christian of the School of Veterinary Medicine about T cells that hunt parasites.

Article Source: The Huffington Post

Video: Promising New Epilepsy Research

May 31, 2012

Charles Vite of the School of Veterinary Medicine comments on epilepsy research.

Article Source: 6ABC
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Media Contact:Katie Delach | Katie.Delach@uphs.upenn.edu | 215-349-5964May 31, 2012

Penn Researchers Call for Obesity Prevention Efforts to Focus on Community-Wide Systems

National data show that currently more than 10 percent of preschoolers in the United States are obese, and an additional 10 percent are overweight. In a recently published article, a researcher from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, in collaboration with peers and colleagues from across the nation, says that effective strategies to target pregnancy, infancy, and toddlers are urgently needed to stop the progression of childhood obesity.