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Media Contact:Phyllis Holtzman | holtzman@upenn.edu | 215-898-8721May 11, 2011

Raymond and Ruth Perelman Donate $225 Million to the University of Pennsylvania’s School of Medicine

LARGEST SINGLE NAMING GIFT TO A SCHOOL OF MEDICINE IN U.S. HISTORY

Pet? Companion Animal? Ethicists Say Term Matters

May 5, 2011

James Serpell of the School of Veterinary Medicine comments on researchers studying the language used to describe animals.

Article Source: Associated Press
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Media Contact:Jill DiSanto-Haines | jdisanto@upenn.edu | 215-898-4820May 2, 2011

Penn’s Field Center to Hear Bill Cosby as Keynote Speaker at “One Child, Many Hands” Conference

PHILADELPHIA — The Field Center for Children’s Policy, Practice & Research at the University of Pennsylvania announced today that Bill Cosby will serve as the opening keynote speaker for its fourth biennial conference, “One Child, Many Hands: A Multidisciplinary Conference on Child Welfare,” June 8 at 9 a.m. at Penn’s Wharton School.

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Media Contact:Evan Lerner | elerner@upenn.edu | 215-573-6604May 2, 2011

Penn Researchers Develop Technique for Measuring Stressed Molecules in Cells

PHILADELPHIA — Biophysicists at the University of Pennsylvania have helped develop a new technique for studying how proteins respond to physical stress and have applied it to better understand the stability-granting structures in normal and mutated red blood cells.  

New Evidence That IQ Is Not Set in Stone

April 26, 2011

Angela Lee Duckworth of the School of Arts and Sciences is highlighted for research on the role of motivation in IQ test results.

Article Source: Discover

IQ Tests Measure Motivation – Not Just Intelligence

April 25, 2011

Psychology research led by Angela Lee Duckworth of the School of Arts and Sciences is featured.

Article Source: BBC News
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Media Contact:Karen Kreeger | karen.kreeger@uphs.upenn.edu | 215-349-5658April 27, 2011

Studies of Mutated Protein in Lou Gehrig’s Disease Reveal Paths for Drug Discovery, Penn Study Suggests

Several genes have been linked to ALS, with one of the most recent called FUS. Two new studies in PLoS Biology, one from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, and the other from colleagues at Brandeis University, both examined FUS biology in yeast and found that defects in RNA biology may be central to how FUS contributes to ALS, or Lou Gehrig’s disease. These findings point to new targets for developing drugs.

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Media Contact:Jennifer Baldino Bonett | jbaldino@nursing.upenn.edu | 215-746-3562April 26, 2011

Penn Nursing Signs Memorandum of Understanding With Peking University’s Nursing School

PHILADELPHIA -- The University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing and the School of Nursing at Peking University in Beijing have established a memorandum of understanding creating a formal research relationship between the schools. Peking University’s School of Nursing, with Guifang Guo as dean, is widely considered the premier nursing school in China.

Penn Nursing also has academic partnerships in Botswana and India.

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Media Contact:Evan Lerner | elerner@upenn.edu | 215-573-6604April 26, 2011

Penn Research Demonstrates Motivation Plays a Critical Role in Determining IQ Test Scores

PHILADELPHIA — New psychology research at the University of Pennsylvania demonstrates a correlation between a test-taker’s motivation and performance on an IQ test and, more important, between that performance and a person’s future success.  

Angela Lee Duckworth, an assistant professor of psychology in Penn’s School of Arts and Sciences, led the research, which involved two related studies.

Do IQ Tests Measure More Than Intelligence?

April 25, 2011

Angela Lee Duckworth of the School of Arts and Sciences is highlighted for a study on the role motivation plays in IQ test results.

Article Source: U.S. News & World Report