Research

Video: Secrets of the Silk Road

October 4, 2010

Victor Mair of the School of Arts and Sciences and Penn Museum offers insight into the “Secrets of the Silk Road” exhibit.

Article Source: CNN

Study: Computerized Order Entry System Has Unintended Consequences

September 27, 2010

Brian Strom and other researchers at the School of Medicine are cited for their study involving a computerized physician order-entry system.

Article Source: Wall Street Journal
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Media Contact:Jacquie Posey | jposey@upenn.edu | 215-898-6460September 29, 2010

Penn Biologists Say Species Accumulate on Earth at Slower Rates Than in the Past

PHILADELPHIA –- Computational biologists at the University of Pennsylvania say that species are still accumulating on Earth but at a slower rate than in the past.

Accident Led to Cancer Treatment for 'Philadelphia Chromosome'

September 29, 2010

Peter Nowell of the School of Medicine is featured discussing his co-discovery of the Philadelphia chromosome.

Article Source: Philadelphia Inquirer

Grayson Calls Opponent 'Taliban Dan Webster'

September 27, 2010

Factcheck.org of the Annenberg Public Policy Center analyzes the veracity of political attack ads.

Article Source: Washington Post

The Hunt for the Next Drug Test

September 21, 2010

The School of Veterinary Medicine’s New Bolton Center is cited for research on equine toxicology testing.

Article Source: ESPN

FBI Drive for Encryption Backdoors Is Déjà Vu for Security Experts

September 27, 2010

Matt Blaze of the School of Engineering and Applied Science comments on cryptology regulations.

Article Source: Wired

Braces for Young Kids Might Not Always Be Best

September 27, 2010

Antonino Secchi of the School of Dental Medicine discusses age-appropriateness for certain orthodontics procedures.

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Media Contact:Jacquie Posey | jposey@upenn.edu | 215-898-6460 September 27, 2010

Report from Penn’s Fels Institute of Government Shows Positive Results of Urban Investment

PHILADELPHIA –- A new report from the University of Pennsylvania’s Fels Institute of Government shows how public investment guided by strategic planning can produce highly successful results, even within an urban area formerly plagued by high levels of vacancy and abandonment.

“Vacant Property Reclamation Through Strategic Investment in Eastern North Philadelphia, 1998-2010“ documents the work of a nonprofit organization in implementing an investment strategy for a section of Philadelphia.  

Experimental Heart-Valve Surgery Bringing Hope to Many

September 23, 2010

Howard Herrmann and Joseph Bavaria of the School of Medicine lead a study involving state-of-the-art heart valves.

Article Source: Philadelphia Inquirer