Research

At Penn, ‘Translating’ Laboratory Breakthroughs Into Treatments for Patients

July 16, 2012

Ran Reshef, David Porter, Robert Vonderheide and Carl June of the Perelman of School of Medicine are highlighted for their contributions to cancer-treatment research.

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Media Contact:Jill DiSanto | jdisanto@upenn.edu | 215-898-4820July 16, 2012

Penn School of Social Policy & Practice’s Ortner Center Pairs With Avon to Go ‘Beyond Brochures’

PHILADELPHIA –- A grant from the Avon Foundation will allow researchers at the University of Pennsylvania to take an in-depth look at how the Internet plays a role in preventing violence against women

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Media Contact:Joseph J. Diorio | jdiorio@asc.upenn.edu | 215-746-1798 July 16, 2012

Penn: Annenberg Study Finds Using Present Verb Tense Can Positively Affect Substance Abuse

The use of present versus the past tense in recalling an experience with binge drinking can positively influence behaviors, an important development in aiding the development of alcohol abuse messages.

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Media Contact:Evan Lerner | elerner@upenn.edu | 215-573-6604July 12, 2012

Penn’s Nader Engheta Receives Electromagnetics Award

PHILADELPHIA — Nader Engheta received the 2012 IEEE Electromagnetics Award at a ceremony Wednesday evening in Chicago. He is the H.

Drug Raises Hope for Better Bone Marrow Transplant Recovery

July 12, 2012

Ran Reshef and David Porter of the Perelman School of Medicine comment about about a treatment for bone-marrow transplants that reduced serious complications.

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Video: Cooperation Trumps Competition Among Some Monkeys, Says Study

July 5, 2012

Collaborative research from Penn’s School of Arts and Sciences and other universities about how cooperation can trump competition in monkeys is spotlighted.

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From Bench to Bunker

July 9, 2012

Jonathan Moreno of the Perelman School of Medicine and the School of Arts and Sciences says, “Scientists often fail to foresee where their research is headed.”

Higgs Boson? What the Physics?

July 10, 2012

Gino Segre of the School of Arts and Sciences explains the discovery of the Higgs Boson particle.

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How the iPad Helps Scientists Do Their jobs

July 9, 2012

Ben Horton and Paul Schmidt of the School of Arts and Sciences comment on how iPads help scientists with research.

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Media Contact:Jessica Mikulski | jessica.mikulski@uphs.upenn.edu | 215-349-8369July 6, 2012

Penn Study: For Cardiac Stenting Procedures, Wrist Access Offers Cost Saving Benefits Over Groin Access

In the United States, radial artery (wrist) catheterization is performed in the minority of diagnostic angiograms and cardiac stenting procedures despite the benefits it offers to patients in terms of reduced complications and faster mobility after the procedure.