Penn Researcher Wins Award for Aspirin Work

April 19, 2013

Garret FitzGerald of the Perelman School of Medicine is highlighted has been awarded the 2013 Grand Prix Scientifique.

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Media Contact:Evan Lerner | | 215-573-6604May 28, 2013

Penn Researcher’s Studies Yield Surprises About Lichens, Biodiversity

Since the time of Linnaeus and even before, biologists and naturalists have been keen to organize living things into distinct groups. Now the modern technology of rapid DNA sequencing has revolutionized that categorizing task, providing a window into the relationships among species about which little was once known.

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Media Contact:Evan Lerner | | 215-573-6604April 19, 2013

Penn Research May Help Drastically Reduce Cost of Powerful Microscope Technique

A dye-based imaging technique known as two-photon microscopy can produce pictures of active neural structures in much finer detail than functional magnetic resonance imaging, or fMRI, but it requires powerful and expensive lasers. Now, a research team at the University of Pennsylvania has developed a new kind of dye that could reduce the cost of the technique by several orders of magnitude.

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Media Contact:Jeanne Leong | | 215-573-8151April 18, 2013

A Penn Nursing Student Finds Her Niche for Helping


Marissa DeCesaris hopes to make an impact on improving care for the mentally ill. 

Most Suffering PTSD Not Receiving Effective Treatment, Study Says

April 12, 2013

Edna Foa of the Perelman School of Medicine is cited for researching those suffering from PTSD.

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Gene May Boost Death Risk From Most Common Thyroid Cancer

April 12, 2013

Anne Cappola and Susan Mandel of the Perelman School of Medicine are quoted about testing for thyroid cancer.

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For Innovation, Dodge the Prefrontal Police

April 5, 2013

Sharon Thompson-Schill of the School of Arts and Sciences is cited for research on cognitive control.

Article Source: The Wall Street Journal

Four Penn Researchers Win Grants for Pancreatic Cancer

April 10, 2013

Robert Vonderheide, Anil Rustgi, Andrew Rhim and M. Celeste Simon of the Perelman School of Medicine have been awarded grants to study pancreatic cancer.

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Media Contact:Katie Delach | | 215-349-5964April 8, 2013

Penn Study Finds Increased Sleep Could Reduce Rate of Adolescent Obesity

Increasing the number of hours of sleep adolescents get each night may reduce the prevalence of adolescent obesity, according to a new study by researchers from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania.

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Media Contact:Jennifer Gillard | | 215-746-3954April 8, 2013

Penn Researchers Help Find Therapeutic Target for Treating Brain Injury

A research team including members of the Department of Bioengineering in the University of Pennsylvania School of Engineering and Applied Science has discovered that drug intervention to reduce intercellular signaling between astrocytes following traumatic brain injury reduces cognitive deficits and damage.