From Bench to Bunker

July 9, 2012

Jonathan Moreno of the Perelman School of Medicine and the School of Arts and Sciences says, “Scientists often fail to foresee where their research is headed.”

Higgs Boson? What the Physics?

July 10, 2012

Gino Segre of the School of Arts and Sciences explains the discovery of the Higgs Boson particle.

Article Source: Philly.com

How the iPad Helps Scientists Do Their jobs

July 9, 2012

Ben Horton and Paul Schmidt of the School of Arts and Sciences comment on how iPads help scientists with research.

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Media Contact:Jessica Mikulski | jessica.mikulski@uphs.upenn.edu | 215-349-8369July 6, 2012

Penn Study: For Cardiac Stenting Procedures, Wrist Access Offers Cost Saving Benefits Over Groin Access

In the United States, radial artery (wrist) catheterization is performed in the minority of diagnostic angiograms and cardiac stenting procedures despite the benefits it offers to patients in terms of reduced complications and faster mobility after the procedure.

The Data Detective

July 3, 2012

Uri Simonsohn of the Wharton School is interviewed about his investigation in finding wrongdoing in psychology research.

Article Source: Nature.com
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Media Contact:Evan Lerner | elerner@upenn.edu | 215-573-6604July 3, 2012

Researchers From Penn, Michigan and Duke Study How Cooperation Can Trump Competition in Monkeys

PHILADELPHIA— Being the top dog — or, in this case, the top gelada monkey — is even better if the alpha male is willing to concede at times to subordinates, according to a study by researchers from the University of Pennsylvania, the University of Michigan and Duke University.

Alpha male geladas who allowed subordinate competitors into their group had a longer tenure as leader, resulting in an average of three more offspring each during their lifetimes.

Printing 3D Blood Vessel Networks out of Sugar

Bioengineers have been steadily advancing toward the goal of building lab-grown organs out of a patient’s own cells, but a few major challenges remain.

Video: Sweet Technique Makes Blood Vessels Using Sugar and 3-D Printer

July 2, 2012

Engineering researchers are cited for improving living tissues with three-dimensional printed vascular networks made from sugar.

Article Source: Los Angeles Times

Higgs Particle There, Not There

July 3, 2012

Brig Williams of the School of Arts and Sciences comments on research about the Higgs particle.

Article Source: Philly.com
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Media Contact:Katherine Unger Baillie | kbaillie@upenn.edu | 215-898-9194July 2, 2012

Chasing Storms to Study the Carbon Cycle, Penn’s Hyejung Lee Pursues Research in Puerto Rico

Most visitors to the Caribbean hope that their stay won’t coincide with a major tropical storm.

Hyejung Lee hoped for exactly the opposite.