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Media Contact:Laura Cavender | cavender@upenn.edu | 215-746-6411September 21, 2010

Penn President Amy Gutmann Meets With Vice President Biden on Stimulus Funding for Research

WASHINGTON -- University of Pennsylvania President Amy Gutmann attended a meeting at the White House today as an invited guest of Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr. to discuss research funding related to the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.  Also in attendance were White House science advisor John Holdren and five other university presidents.

The Pill at 50: Maybe Not the Best Birth Control for 2010

September 20, 2010

Alex Friedman of the School of Medicine authors a piece on birth-control effectiveness.

Article Source: Philadelphia Inquirer

Does 'Super' Salmon Pass the Sniff Test?

September 20, 2010

Arthur Caplan of the School of Medicine authors an op-ed on the ethics of genetically engineered foods.

Article Source: MSNBC.com

Donation Brings Hope to Coconut Creek-Based Nonprofit

September 18, 2010

Brittany Young, student in the School of Arts and Sciences, is featured for creating A Spring of Hope, a nonprofit dedicated to bringing fresh water to schools in Africa.

Drug-Resistant 'Superbugs' Hit 20 States, Spread Worldwide

September 17, 2010

Neil Fishman of the School of Medicine says “superbugs” are often resistant to treatment.

Article Source: USA Today
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Media Contact:Karen Kreeger | | 215-349-5658September 17, 2010

At the Crossroads of Chromosomes: Penn Study Reveals Structure of Cell Division’s Key Molecule

PHILADELPHIA – On average, one hundred billion cells in the human body divide over the course of a day. Most of the time the body gets it right but sometimes, problems in cell replication can lead to abnormalities in chromosomes resulting in many types of disorders, from cancer to Down Syndrome.

Doctors: 4 Minutes Not Enough to Evaluate Bradley

September 15, 2010

Douglas Smith of the School of Medicine comments on football-injury evaluation.

Article Source: Philadelphia Inquirer

Vaccines, Autism and Brain Damage: What's in a Name?

September 14, 2010

Brian Strom of the School of Medicine discusses the possibility of a vaccine-autism link.

Article Source: CBS News

For Blacks, Progress in Happiness

September 14, 2010

Betsey Stevenson and Justin Wolfers of the Wharton School discuss their research on people’s happiness in various demographic categories.

Article Source: New York Times

Health Industry Power Brokers

September 13, 2010

Linda Aiken of the School of Nursing and the School of Arts and Sciences discusses nurse shortages.

Article Source: WHYY Radio (Philadelphia)