Research

In Philly, Keeping Tabs on LSD

May 29, 2012

Jonathan Moreno of the Perelman School of Medicine and the School of Arts and Sciences and Nese Lisa Senol, a graduate student in SAS, discuss Psychedemia, an upcomingconference.

Article Source: Philly.com
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Media Contact:Jacquie Posey | jposey@upenn.edu | 215-898-6460May 29, 2012

Penn to Host G20 Foreign Policy Think Tanks Summit

The Fundação Getulio Vargas (FGV), one of the leading think tanks in Brazil and the Think Tanks and Civil Societies Program (TTCSP) will co-sponsor a three-day conference at the University of Pennsylvania, the “G20 Foreign Policy Think Tanks Summit,” June 3-5. 

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Media Contact:Katherine Unger Baillie | kbaillie@upenn.edu | 215-898-9194May 29, 2012

RightCare Solutions, a Startup Based on Penn Nursing Research, Wins the Janssen Connected Care Challenge

PHILADELPHIA — Discharge Decision Support System, a tool to improve health-care outcomes based on research conducted at the University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing, is the winner of the Janssen Connected Care Challenge and a $100,000 prize, awarded by Janssen Healthcare Innovation, part of Janssen Research & Development, LLC.

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Media Contact:Katherine Unger Baillie | kbaillie@upenn.edu | 215-898-9194June 14, 2012

T Cells ‘Hunt’ Parasites Like Animal Predators Seek Prey, a Penn Vet-Penn Physics Study Reveals

PHILADELPHIA — By pairing an intimate knowledge of immune-system function with a deep understanding of statistical physics, a cross-disciplinary team at the University of Pennsylvania has arrived at a surprising finding: T cells use a movement strategy to track down parasites that is similar to strategies that predators such as monkeys, sharks and blue-fin tuna use to hunt their prey. 

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Media Contact:Kat Stein | katstein@gse.upenn.edu | 215-898-9642May 23, 2012

New Study Finds Sleepwalking More Prevalent Than Previously Assumed

May 16, 2012

Philip Gehrman of the Perelman School of Medicine shares his thoughts on a new study about sleepwalking.

Article Source: Newsworks

Research Questions Efficacy of Boosting ‘Good’ Cholesterol

May 17, 2012

Ben Voight of the Perelman School of Medicine is mentioned as co-author of a study about HDL levels.

Article Source: Newsworks

Printable Robots? NSF Is Funding Penn Research

May 18, 2012

Rajeev Alur and Vijay Kumar of School of Engineering and Applied Science comment about research funding from the National Science Foundation.

Article Source: The Business Journals
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Media Contact:Katherine Unger Baillie | kbaillie@upenn.edu | 215-898-9194
Media Contact:Colby Bishop | cbishop@ngs.org | 202-828-8075May 17, 2012

Penn and Genographic Project Scientists Illuminate the Ancient History of Circumarctic Peoples

PHILADELPHIA — Two studies led by scientists from the University of Pennsylvania and National Geographic’s Genographic Project reveal new information about the migration patterns of the first humans to settle the Americas.

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Media Contact:Karen Kreeger | Karen.kreeger@uphs.upenn.edu | 215-349-5658May 16, 2012

FDA-approved Drug Makes Established Cancer Vaccine Work Better, Penn Study Finds

A team from the Perelman School of Medicine and the Abramson Family Cancer Research Institute at the University of Pennsylvania found that the FDA-approved drug daclizumab improved the survival of breast cancer patients taking a cancer vaccine by 30 percent, compared to those patients not taking daclizumab. This proof-of-concept study is published this week in Science Translational Medicine.