Research

Sea Level Rise on East Coast Called Fastest in Last Century

June 21, 2011

Ben Horton of the School of Arts and Sciences comments on his sea-level rise research.

Article Source: Philadelphia Inquirer
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Media Contact:Evan Lerner | elerner@upenn.edu | 215-573-6604June 20, 2011

Penn Researchers Link Fastest Sea-Level Rise in Two Millennia to Increasing Temperatures

PHILADELPHIA — An international research team including University of Pennsylvania scientists has shown that the rate of sea-level rise along the U.S. Atlantic coast is greater now than at any time in the past 2,000 years and that there is a consistent link between changes in global mean surface temperature and sea level.

How Gene Conversion Can Beat Malaria in Future

June 15, 2011

A Penn research team sheds light on the fight against malaria.

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Media Contact:Jacquie Posey | jposey@upenn.edu | 215-898-6460June 17, 2011

Secrets of Patient Safety Program Unraveled in Penn Collaborative Study

PHILADELPHIA – A team of social scientists and medical and nursing researchers in the United States and the United Kingdom has pinpointed how a program, which ran in more than 100 hospital intensive care units in Michigan, dramatically reduced the rates of potentially deadly central line bloodstream infections to become one of the world’s most successful patient-safety programs.

Penn Study Finds Doctors Delaying or Rejecting Specialty Care for Publicly Insured Children

June 16, 2011

Karin Rhodes of the Perelman School of Medicine leads a study about publicly insured children and their access to medical assistance.

Article Source: Philadelphia Inquirer

Penn Team Uncovers Skeleton of ‘World’s Oldest Child’

June 16, 2011

Harold Dibble of Penn Museum is spotlighted for his archaeological work.

Article Source: Philadelphia Inquirer

Lighten Up: Polaritons with Turntable Photon-Excito Coherence

June 14, 2011

Ritesh Agarwal of the School of Engineering and Applied Science is cited for his research.

Article Source: Physorg.com
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Media Contact:Karen Kreeger | karen.kreeger@uphs.upenn.edu | 215-349-5658June 15, 2011

Penn Researchers Identify a New Marker That Predicts Progressive Kidney Failure and Death

A high level of a hormone that regulates phosphate is associated with an increased risk of kidney failure and death among chronic kidney disease (CKD) patients, according to a recent study led by researchers at the University of Miami and the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania and funded by the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive Diseases and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK). Results were published in the June 15 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association.

Is Happiness Overrated?

June 13, 2011

Martin Seligman of the School of Arts and Sciences is cited for his research on mental health and happiness.

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Media Contact:Evan Lerner | elerner@upenn.edu | 215-573-6604June 14, 2011

Penn Researchers Break Light-Matter Coupling Strength Limit in Nanoscale Semiconductors

PHILADELPHIA—New engineering research at the University of Pennsylvania demonstrates that polaritons have increased coupling strength when confined to nanoscale semiconductors. This represents a promising advance in the field of photonics: smaller and faster circuits that use light rather than electricity.