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Media Contact:Lee-Ann Donegan | leeann.donegan@uphs.upenn.edu | 215-349-5660
Media Contact:Joseph J. Diorio | jdiorio@asc.upenn.edu | 215-746-1798September 25, 2014

Increased Knowledge of HPV Vaccines Does Not Predict a Higher Rate of Vaccination, Penn Study Finds

“Knowledge is power” is an old saying. Another cliché warns, “a little knowledge is a dangerous thing.” When it comes to getting inoculated against the Human Papilloavirus (HPV), it seems that neither saying is true.

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Media Contact:Evan Lerner | elerner@upenn.edu | 215-573-6604September 25, 2014

Opening of Penn Engineering’s New 3-D Printing Facility: ‘The AddLab’

Thanks in part to an anonymous $250,000 gift, the University of Pennsylvania‘s School of Engineering and Applied Science is opening the AddLab, a new additive manufacturing facility that will feature a suite of state-of-the-art 3-D printing tools.

WHO

Robert W. Carpick
John Henry Towne Professor and Department Chair
Department of Mechanical Engineering and Applied Mechanics
School of Engineering and Applied Science
University of Pennsylvania

Mechanical Engineering Faculty, Staff and Students

WHAT

Tour of new additive manufacturing facility
Demonstration of 3-D printed objects

WHEN

Thursday, October 2, 4-5:30 p.m.

WHERE

Towne Building Room 187
Chancellor Walk Entrance (Labled "1" on map)
Accessible from 34th and Walnut streets

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Media Contact:Evan Lerner | elerner@upenn.edu | 215-573-6604September 25, 2014

Penn Chemists Observe Key Reaction for Producing ‘Atmosphere’s Detergent’

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Understanding exactly how this reaction proceeds is critical for predicting how the atmosphere will respond to environmental changes, but it occurs so quickly that all of the molecules involved haven’t been measured in the wild.

Earth’s atmosphere is a complicated dance of molecules. The chemical output of plants, animals and human industry rise into the air and pair off in sequences of chemical reactions. Such processes help maintain the atmosphere’s chemical balance; for example, some break down pollutants emitted from the burning of fossil fuels.

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Media Contact:Evan Lerner | elerner@upenn.edu | 215-573-6604September 25, 2014

As a Citation Laureate, Penn Physicist Charles Kane Contender for Nobel Prize

Charles Kane, a professor in the Department of Physics and Astronomy in the University of Pennsylvania ’s School of Arts & Sciences, is one of this year’s Thomson Reuters Citation Laureates.

Dye Offers Hope for Removal of All Traces of Tumors

September 21, 2014

Sunil Singhal of the Perelman School of Medicine and David Holt of the School of Veterinary Medicine are quoted about studying a way to make tumors glow in order to detect cancer.

Article Source: Philly.com
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Media Contact:Katherine Unger Baillie | kbaillie@upenn.edu | 215-898-9194September 18, 2014

Penn Study: Exercise Boosts Tumor-fighting Ability of Chemotherapy

Study after study has proven it true: exercise is good for you. But new research from University of Pennsylvania scientists suggests that exercise may have an added benefit for cancer patients undergoing chemotherapy.

Video: Health: Local Doctors Discover New Way to Light Up Hard to Find Cancer

September 17, 2014

The Perelman School of Medicine’s Sunil Singhal comments on studying how to make tumors glow in order to find cancer.

Article Source: CBS3 (Philadelphia)
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Media Contact:Steve Graff | stephen.graff@uphs.upenn.edu | 215-349-5653September 17, 2014

Penn Medicine and Wistar Receive $12 Million NCI Melanoma Grant to Help Fast Track Lab Discoveries into Treatments

Penn Medicine and The Wistar Institute have been awarded a prestigious $12.1 million SPORE grant from the National Cancer Institute.

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Media Contact:Karen Kreeger | Karen.kreeger@uphs.upenn.edu | 215-349-5658September 17, 2014

Penn Muscle Institute Biologists Receive $9 Million to Research Cellular Motors

Researchers in the Pennsylvania Muscle Institute (PMI), based at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania have received $9 million over the next five years from the National Institute of General Medical Sciences to investigate the biology of cellular motors.

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Media Contact:Jeanne Leong | jleong@upenn.edu | 215-573-8151September 17, 2014

Penn Senior Kimberly Kolor’s Journey to Study Life and Religion in South Asia

While studying abroad in India, University of Pennsylvania senior Kimberly Kolor found even the smallest excursion became a learning experience.