When Censoring Science Makes Sense

December 21, 2011

Arthur Caplan of the Perelman School of Medicine shares his perspective on censoring science.

Article Source: CNN

Bird Flu Blues

December 21, 2011

Jonathan Moreno of the Perelman School of Medicine and the School of Arts and Sciences contributes his views about experiments with “bird flu.”

Article Source: Huffington Post

B-School Deans: Big Hopes for 2012 and Beyond

December 21, 2011

Dean Thomas Robertson of the Wharton School shares his thoughts on revamping the curriculum.

Article Source: Bloomberg BusinessWeek

Penn Bioterror Expert Explains Why Lab-Altered Bird Flu Is So Dangerous

December 21, 2011

Harvey Rubin and Arthur Caplan of the Perelman School of Medicine comment on lab-altered bird flu.

Article Source: Philly.com

Law and Disorder

December 22, 2011

Dean Michael Fitts of the Law School comments on the legal profession being impacted by the economy.

Article Source: Inside Higher Ed
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Media Contact:Evan Lerner | elerner@upenn.edu | 215-573-6604December 21, 2011

Penn Scientists Pioneer New Method for Watching Proteins Fold

PHILADELPHIA — A protein’s function depends on both the chains of molecules it is made of and the way those chains are folded. And while figuring out the former is relatively easy, the latter represents a huge challenge with serious implications because many diseases are the result of misfolded proteins. Now, a team of chemists at the University of Pennsylvania has devised a way to watch proteins fold in “real-time,” which could lead to a better understanding of protein folding and misfolding in general.

Video: America’s Disappearing Post Offices

December 18, 2011

Student Evan Kalish of the School of Design is highlighted for documenting the decline of the U.S. Postal Service.

Article Source: BBC News

For Medicare, We Must Cut Costs, Not Shift Them

December 19, 2011

Ezekiel Emanuel of the Perelman School of Medicine and the Wharton School shares his commentary on Medicare.

Article Source: New York Times
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Media Contact:Katie Delach | Katie.Delach@uphs.upenn.edu | 215-349-5964December 20, 2011

Penn Medical Researchers Dispute the Efficacy of a Breast Cancer Treatment

PHILADELPHIA -- Researchers at the University of Pennsylvania’s Perelman School of Medicine are suggesting that a prophylactic treatment option increasingly offered to breast cancer patients has only a slight benefit, and the modest gains to life expectancy the treatment provides may actually be offset by decreases in quality of life for many patients.

Study: Middle-Class Students Are Better at Asking for Help Than Low-Income Students

December 16, 2011

Doctoral candidate Jessica McCrory Calarco of the School of Arts and Sciences discusses her research about middle-class students who ask for more help from teachers than their working-class classmates.