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Media Contact:Jacquie Posey | jposey@upenn.edu | 215-898-6460August 25, 2010

University of Pennsylvania-Led Study Identifies New Genetic Risk Factor for Lou Gehrig’s Disease

PHILADELPHIA –- An international study led by biologists and neuroscientists from the University of Pennsylvania has identified a new genetic risk factor for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, commonly known as ALS or Lou Gehrig’s disease.

Managing Millennial Workers

August 24, 2010

President Amy Gutmann discusses the changing career trends of the “millennial generation.”

Article Source: Inc. Magazine

Stem Cell Reversal: Ill Americans Deserve Better

August 24, 2010

 Arthur Caplan of the School of Medicine authors an op-ed on the legality of stem-cell research.

Article Source: MSNBC
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Media Contact:Jordan Reese | jreese@upenn.edu | 215-573-6604August 25, 2010

UMR Coalition Praises Recovery Act’s Investment Impact on Science, Innovation and Technology

PHILADELPHIA –- A White House report analyzing the impact of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act on innovation, science and technology has drawn praise from United for Medical Research.

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Media Contact: | | August 24, 2010

Family Health Risk in Pharmaceutical Advertising Encourages New Medication Use, Healthy Lifestyles

PHILADELPHIA -– Direct-to-consumer pharmaceutical advertising pointing out family health risks can positively influence people to try new medications and lead a healthier lifestyle.

Software Predicts Criminal Behavior

August 22, 2010

Richard Berk of the School of Arts and Sciences discusses his development of software that can determine future criminal behavior.

Article Source: ABC News

Food Stamp Discount for Buying Produce

August 19, 2010

Kevin Volpp of the School of Medicine discusses the effectiveness of nutrition incentives.

Article Source: Boston Globe

What Happens to a Linebacker's Neurons?

August 18, 2010

Douglas Smith of the School of Medicine is cited for his research on head trauma.

Article Source: Discover
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Media Contact:Joe Diorio | jdiorio@asc.upenn.edu | 215-746-1798August 19, 2010

Annenberg Study Reinforces Value of Public Television-Based Intervention in Promoting Early Literacy

An award-winning children’s PBS KIDS program, Between the Lions, when combined with teachers who are equipped with curriculum materials and who have received training, has consistently demonstrated its effectiveness in developing better reading skills for preschool children.            

Admitting Errors Doesn't Increase Lawsuits: Study

August 17, 2010

Russell Localio of the School of Medicine is cited for his research on doctor error admission and lawsuits.

Article Source: Reuters