Penn Scientists Use Protein Fragments to ‘Fool’ the Immune System and Deliver Cancer Drugs

February 22, 2013

Dennis Discher of the School of Engineering and Applied Science is highlighted for leading a research team in developing a way to deliver cancer drugs.

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Media Contact:Jeanne Leong | | 215-573-8151February 22, 2013

Paul Mitchell: At Penn, Four Years of Looking at the Past

Paul Mitchell’s deep interest in anthropology and in exploring human evolution and variation was sparked by his first course in the fall of 2009 during his freshman year at the University of Pennsylvania. 

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Media Contact:John Donges | | 215-898-4234February 21, 2013

Penn Vet’s Nicola Mason and Penn Medicine and Penn Nursing’s Yvonne Paterson Win One Health Award

PHILADELPHIA — Nicola Mason and Yvonne Paterson have been named this year’s recipients of the University of Pennsylvania

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Media Contact:Evan Lerner | | 215-573-6604February 21, 2013

Penn Researchers Develop Protein ‘Passport’ That Helps Nanoparticles Get Past Immune System

The body’s immune system exists to identify and destroy foreign objects, whether they are bacteria, viruses, flecks of dirt or splinters. Unfortunately, nanoparticles designed to deliver drugs, and implanted devices like pacemakers or artificial joints, are just as foreign and subject to the same response.

Developing New Medicine to Treat a Rare, but Deadly Condition

February 21, 2013

Daniel Rader, Marina Cuchel, Emma Meagher of the Perelman School of Medicine and John Swartley of the Center for Technology Transfer are featured.

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Media Contact:Evan Lerner | | 215-573-6604February 20, 2013

Penn Cosmologists Join Euclid Space Telescope Mission

PHILADELPHIA — NASA has nominated three U.S. science teams to participate in the European Space Agency's planned Euclid mission, a space telescope designed to probe the mysteries of dark energy and dark matter and scheduled to launch in 2020.

Today’s Grads Choose Work Over Family

February 20, 2013

Stewart Friedman of the Wharton School is featured for conducting a study that found that today’s graduates are less likely to plan to have families than their counterparts 20 years before.

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Media Contact:Evan Lerner | | 215-573-6604February 19, 2013

Penn Researchers Help Show That Blood Plasma Is Thicker Than Water

PHILADELPHIA — For decades, researchers thought that blood plasma behaved like water. But, according to new research from the University of Pennsylvania and Saarland University in Germany, plasma is more elastic and viscous than water, and, like ketchup, its flow properties depend on the pressure it is under.

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Media Contact:Katherine Unger Baillie | | 215-898-9194February 15, 2013

Penn’s Brian Gregory Is ‘Making Major Strides’ in RNA Biology

Everyone has heard of DNA, the blueprint for life. But if it were up to Brian Gregory, an assistant professor of biology at the University of Pennsylvania, DNA’s close cousin, RNA, would get equal billing.

Owl Monkeys Shed Light on Evolution of Love

February 13, 2013

Eduardo Fernandez-Duque of the School of Arts and Sciences is quoted about research that finds that loyal owl monkeys reproduce more than those with multiple partners.

Article Source: National Geographic