Research

Penn Computer Model Simulates Blood Clotting and Treatment

May 29, 2012

Scott Diamond of the School of Engineering and Applied Science comments on technological advancements in examining blood clots.

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Are Accurate Health Messages Getting Through?

May 29, 2012

Susan Mello and Dina Shapiro of the Annenberg School for Communication discuss their research on media and healthcare.

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White Horses and Other Beautiful Mutants

May 28, 2012

Joshua Akey and Hannah Galantino-Homer of the School of Veterinary Medicine comment on gene mutation in animals.

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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.

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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