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Media Contact:Jacquie Posey | jposey@upenn.edu | 215-898-6460September 21, 2010

Penn Researchers Tap Into Cell Power to Create Building “Skins” That Adapt to Heat/Light of Environment

PHILADELPHIA –- Engineers, design architects and cell biologists from the University of Pennsylvania will use a National Science Foundation grant to utilize the flexibility and sensitivity of human cells as the models for next-generation building “skins” that will adapt to changes in the environment and increase building energy efficiency.

Vaccines, Autism and Brain Damage: What's in a Name?

September 14, 2010

Brian Strom of the School of Medicine discusses the possibility of a vaccine-autism link.

Article Source: CBS News
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Media Contact:Jacquie Posey | jposey@upenn.edu | 215-898-6460September 15, 2010

Successful Periodontal Therapy May Reduce the Risk of Preterm Birth, According to Penn Dental Study

PHILADELPHIA –- A collaboration led by a periodontal researcher from the University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine has found a possible link between the success of gum-disease treatment and the likelihood of giving birth prematurely, according to a study published in the journal BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology.

New Brain Scan Can Measure a Person's Level of Maturity

September 9, 2010

Anjan Chatterjee of the School of Medicine comments on the effectiveness of brain imaging in studying behavior.

Article Source: Washington Post

More Philadelphia-Area Health Systems Requiring Employees to Get Flu Shots

September 6, 2010

Neil Fishman and Arthur Caplan of the School of Medicine discuss employers’ flu-vaccination requirements.

Article Source: Philadelphia Inquirer

Drop-Outs Get More Closed Doors Than Options

September 2, 2010

Chad Dion Lassiter of the School of Social Policy & Practice says many high-school dropouts have a higher likelihood of ending up incarcerated.

Article Source: Philadelphia Tribune

L'american Dream d'une Société de Propriétaires est Mort

September 3, 2010

Thomas Sugrue of the School of Arts and Sciences discusses the history of economics in the U.S.

Article Source: L’Echo (Brussels)

Vitamins + Water + Sugar

September 3, 2010

Amy Jordan of the Annenberg Public Policy Center authors an op-ed on fraudulent beverage advertisement.

Article Source: Philadelphia Inquirer
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Media Contact:Jacquie Posey | jposey@upenn.edu | 215-898-6460September 3, 2010

Moonstruck Primates: Owl Monkeys Need Moonlight as Much as a Biological Clock for Nocturnal Activity

PHILADELPHIA –- An international collaboration led by a University of Pennsylvania anthropologist has shown that environmental factors, like temperature and light, play as much of a role in the activity of traditionally nocturnal monkeys as the circadian rhythm that regulates periods of sleep and wakefulness.

Opinion: U.S. Stem Cell Ruling Invites Asian Competition

August 31, 2010

Jonathan Moreno of the School of Medicine and the School of Arts and Sciences authors an op-ed on stem-cell legislation.

Article Source: San Jose Mercury News