Amy Winehouse Dead: Should Drug Users Be Vaccinated Against Addiction?

July 27, 2011

Arthur Caplan of the Perelman School of Medicine is cited for his research on drug addiction.

Ceiling's Falling: What the Debt Debate Means to Us

July 28, 2011

Kent Smetters of the Wharton School comments on the federal budget and the debt ceiling debate.

Article Source: Philadelphia Daily News

9/11 Revealed the Benefits of Psychology Are Limited, Review Finds

July 29, 2011

Philip Tetlock of the Wharton School and the School of Arts and Sciences notes that intelligence agencies employ scientists to try to predict the behavior of foreign leaders and terrorists, and that their track record has been mixed.

Article Source: New York Times

The Cyber Charter School

August 1, 2011

Frances Rust of the Graduate School of Education addresses socialization of cyber school students.

Article Source: MetroKids Magazine

Mouthwashing Moms Less Likely to Have a Preemie

July 28, 2011

Marjorie Jeffcoat of the School of Dental Medicine is quoted about her research.

Article Source: Calgary Herald

ENIAC Still Influencing Enterprise IT 68 Years Later

July 28, 2011

Mitch Marcus of the School of Engineering and Applied Science discusses the influence of ENIAC, the world’s first electronic computer, on today’s modern devices.

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Genetics Offers Clues to Kidney Disease in African Americans

July 25, 2011

Duncan Johnstone of the Perelman School of Medicine offers his perspective on why African Americans are more prone to kidney disease and failure.

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Media Contact:Evan Lerner | | 215-573-6604July 25, 2011

Penn Researchers Help Graft Olfactory Receptors onto Nanotubes

PHILADELPHIA — Penn researchers have helped develop a nanotech device that combines carbon nanotubes with olfactory receptor proteins, the cell components in the nose that detect odors.

Because olfactory receptors belong to a larger class of proteins that are involved in passing signals through the cell membrane, these devices could have applications beyond odor sensing, such as pharmaceutical research.  

University Hospital Merger Stirs End-of-Life Care Fears

July 23, 2011

Arthur Caplan of the Perelman School of Medicine comments on end-of-life care.

Article Source: Louisville Courier-Journal
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Media Contact:Jill DiSanto-Haines | | 215-898-4820July 22, 2011

Penn Study Examines Safe Access to Clean Water in Low-Income Countries

PHILADELPHIA — Susan B. Sorenson, a professor at the University of Pennsylvania School of Social Policy & Practice, has teamed up with Philadelphia Global Water Initiative, along with the Penn School of Nursing, to study water fetching and the need for access to clean water in developing nations.