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Media Contact:Jill DiSanto-Haines | jdisanto@upenn.edu | 215-898-4820July 22, 2011

Penn Study Examines Safe Access to Clean Water in Low-Income Countries

PHILADELPHIA — Susan B. Sorenson, a professor at the University of Pennsylvania School of Social Policy & Practice, has teamed up with Philadelphia Global Water Initiative, along with the Penn School of Nursing, to study water fetching and the need for access to clean water in developing nations.

Scientists Discover Why Bones Grow on Injured Muscles

July 21, 2011

Researchers from the Perelman School of Medicine are cited for studying the causes of abnormal bone growth on injured muscles.

Article Source: Myfoxphilly.com
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Media Contact:Evan Lerner | elerner@upenn.edu | 215-573-6604July 22, 2011

Penn: Nanoplasmonic ‘Whispering Gallery’ Breaks Emission Time Record in Semiconductors

PHILADELPHIA — Renaissance architects demonstrated their understanding of geometry and physics when they built whispering galleries into their cathedrals. These circular chambers were designed to amplify and direct sound waves so that, when standing in the right spot, a whisper could be heard from across the room. Now, scientists at the University of Pennsylvania have applied the same principle on the nanoscale to drastically reduce emission lifetime, a key property of semiconductors, which can lead to the development of new ultrafast photonic devices.  

Eight-Question Survey Can Help Predict Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

July 18, 2011

Therese Richmond of the School of Nursing is cited for her research on predicting post-traumatic stress disorder and depression in injury patients.

Article Source: ScienceDaily
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Media Contact:Kim Menard | Kim.menard@uphs.upenn.edu | 215-662-6183July 19, 2011

Penn Study: A Single Traumatic Brain Injury May Prompt Long-Term Neurodegeneration

Years after a single traumatic brain injury (TBI), survivors still show changes in their brains. In a new study, researchers from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania suggest that Alzheimer's disease-like neurodegeneration may be initiated or accelerated following a single traumatic brain injury, even in young adults.

New Global Model of Alzheimer’s Risk Suggests a 25 Percent Reduction in Presumed Risk Factors Could Lower Alzheimer’s Cases by 3 Million Worldwide

July 19, 2011

Susanne Steinberg of the Perelman School of Medicine is cited for her research on Alzheimer’s risk factors.

Facebook Grieving, a New Death Ritual

July 19, 2011

Kimberly Falconer of the Perelman School of Medicine comments about online grieving.

Article Source: Times of India

Stem Cell Clinics Ripping Off Patients, Bully Scientists

July 18, 2011

Arthur Caplan of the Perelman School of Medicine contributes his views on scientists being bullied by stem cell clinics.

Article Source: MSNBC.com

Kids Safer With Grandparents Behind the Wheel

July 18, 2011

Fred Henretig of the Perelman School of Medicine is quoted about children being safer while driven by grandparents.

Article Source: CNN

It’s a Stressful Job Being the Alpha Male Baboon

July 18, 2011

Robert Seyfarth of the School of Arts and Sciences comments on alpha male baboons.

Article Source: Philadelphia Inquirer