Research

How Cats Drink: A Lesson in Fluid Mechanics

November 12, 2010

John Lewis of the School of Veterinary Medicine comments on how cats prepare to drink liquids.

Article Source: Philadelphia Inquirer
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Media Contact:Joseph J. Diorio | jdiorio@asc.upenn.edu | 215-746-1798 November 11, 2010

Distortions in Genetic Research News: The Rocky Road From Science Journal to the News

     PHILADELPHIA (November 11, 2010) – News stories about cancer research in the mass media often do not fairly represent the original science. The primary source of this problem seems to occur in the transmission of information from press release to final news story, although the process of turning highly technical scientific research into a press release is itself fraught with errors.

Data Say Retention Is Better Answer to ‘Shortage’ Than Recruitment

October 29, 2010

Richard Ingersoll of the Graduate School of Education comments on his analysis of education-policy research.

Article Source: Science Magazine

Advaxis Enters into Collaboration With the University of British Columbia

November 8, 2010

Yvonne Paterson of the School of Medicine is cited for the development of Advaxis’ technology.

Article Source: MarketWatch
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Media Contact:Jacquie Posey | jposey@upenn.edu | 215-898-6460November 7, 2010

Penn Scientists Identify New Role for Protein Molecule That Inhibits Response of Immune-System Cells

           PHILADELPHIA -– Researchers at the University of Pennsylvania have identified a new role for a protein molecule that inhibits the response of immune-system cells to inflammatory signals associated with many human diseases.           

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Media Contact:Jill DiSanto-Haines | jdisanto@upenn.edu | 215-898-4820November 5, 2010

Penn Center for High Impact Philanthropy Hosts Inaugural Seminar Featuring Newark Mayor

 

            PHILADELPHIA –- The Center for High Impact Philanthropy at the University of Pennsylvania will host its inaugural seminar, “Addressing the Needs of Vulnerable Families,” on Monday, Nov. 8, featuring Cory A. Booker, mayor of Newark, N.J., as the keynote speaker.

Sleepiness Might Be in the Genes, Study Finds

October 26, 2010

Namni Goel of the School of Medicine comments on a possible connection between genetics and sleepiness.

Article Source: ABCNews.com

New Developments in the Battle Against Alzheimer's

October 25, 2010

John Trojanowski and Jason Karlawish of the School of Medicine discuss research developments.

Article Source: WHYY Radio

Obama’s Message to Rally Party Base is Still a Work in Progress

October 21, 2010

Kathleen Hall Jamieson of the Annenberg Public Policy Center comments on how polling data show that “President Obama now owns the economy.”

Article Source: Washington Times

Difficulties in Defining Errors in Case Against Harvard Researcher

October 25, 2010

The still unresolved case of Marc Hauser, the researcher accused by Harvard of scientific misconduct, points to the painful slowness of the government-university procedure for resolving such charges. It also underscores the difficulty of defining error in a field like animal cognition where inconsistent results are common.

Article Source: New York Times