Penn Study Says Neighborhood Cleanups Are Good for Health and Safety

August 8, 2012

Gina Garvin of the Perelman School of Medicine is quoted about a study of the effects of greening vacant lots in high-crime neighborhoods. Research by Charles Branas, also of Medicine, is cited.

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Media Contact:Karen Kreeger | | 215-349-5658August 7, 2012

Composite Nanofibers Developed by Penn Scientists Next Chapter in Orthopaedic Biomaterials

Bioengineered replacements for tendons, ligaments, the meniscus of the knee, and other tissues require re-creation of the exquisite architecture of these tissues in three dimensions. These fibrous, collagen-based tissues located throughout the body have an ordered structure that gives them their robust ability to bear extreme mechanical loading.

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Media Contact:Katie Delach | | 215-349-5964August 7, 2012

Penn Study Finds With Vacant Lots Greened, Residents Feel Safer

PHILADELPHIA -- Greening vacant lots may make neighborhood residents feel safer and may be associated with reductions in certain gun crimes, according to a new study from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania. Results show that residents living near greened vacant lots feel safer than those near non-greened sites. Additionally, researchers noted that incidents of police-reported crimes may be reduced after greening.

Innovative Device May Prevent Strokes

August 5, 2012

Fermin Garcia of the Perelman School of Medicine is quoted about testing a new device that could prevent strokes.

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Research on Pain Medicines Seeks a Genetic-Trait

August 5, 2012

Garret FitzGerald of the Perelman School of Medicine comments on using research to help answer common questions patients have about pain medicine.

Article Source: The Wall Street Journal

Smaller Portions and Eating Enjoyment

August 5, 2012

Paul Rozin of the School of Arts and Sciences discusses eating habits and trends.

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Is ‘Gaming Addiction’ a Real Disorder?

August 6, 2012

Charles O’Brien of the Perelman School of Medicine discusses Internet addictions.

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Novartis and Penn Unite on New Anticancer Path

August 6, 2012

Dean J. Larry Jameson of the Perelman School of Medicine discusses Penn’s new research partnership with Norvatis.

Article Source: New York Times

Medical Visionary at Penn

August 5, 2012

Ezekiel Emanuel of the Perelman School of Medicine and the Wharton School discusses family life, education,health care and bioethics.

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Media Contact:Holly Auer | | 215-349-5659August 6, 2012

Penn and Novartis Form Alliance to Expand Use of Personalized T Cell Therapy for Cancer Patients

PHILADELPHIA — In an alliance aimed at bringing a new, personalized immunotherapy approach to patients with a wide variety of cancers, the University of Pennsylvania and Novartis announced today an exclusive global research and licensing agreement to further study and commercialize novel cellular immunotherapies using chimeric antigen receptor (CAR) technologies.