At the Flower Show: Tips for Keeping Sniffles at Bay

March 7, 2011

James Palmer of the School of Medicine comments on battling flower allergies.

Article Source: Philadelphia Daily News

Video: A Country Fighting to Stay Awake

March 3, 2011

Michael Grandner of the School of Medicine is interviewed about sleep deprivation.

Article Source: ABC News
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Media Contact:Jessica Mikulski | jessica.mikulski@uphs.upenn.edu | 215-349-8369March 8, 2011

13 Novel Genetic Components of Coronary Artery Disease Identified

An international analysis of 14 genome-wide association studies involving over 100,000 patients has identified 13 new genetic risk factors for coronary artery disease (CAD).

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Media Contact:Jill DiSanto-Haines | jdisanto@upenn.edu | 215-898-4820March 8, 2011

Lauren Greenfield’s ”Girl Culture” at Penn’s Arthur Ross Gallery

PHILADELPHIA — “Girl Culture” opens at the University of Pennsylvania’s Arthur Ross Gallery on April 9. 

Featuring 50 color photographs of girls and young women from a range of ethnic and socioeconomic backgrounds across the United States, “Girl Culture” explores girls’ relationships with their own bodies and popular culture. The images in this show examine contemporary life for girls, addressing topics such as sexuality, body image and weight-loss culture.

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Media Contact:Joe Diorio | jdiorio@asc.upenn.edu | 215-746-1798March 7, 2011

Media Character Use on Food Packaging Appears to Influence Children’s Taste Assessment

CHICAGO – The use of media characters on cereal packaging may influence children’s opinions about taste, according to a report in the March issue of Archives of Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine, one of the JAMA/Archives journals.

The article is the outgrowth of a study by Annenberg doctoral students Matthew Lapierre and Sarah Vaala, and Deborah L. Linebarger, Ph.D., assistant professor of communication.

Creating Tomorrow’s Abortion Providers at UC and Stanford

February 26, 2011

Arthur Caplan of the School of Medicine says “education about abortion is not the same as advocating for abortion.”

Article Source: San Jose Mercury News

Video: Sleep Deprivation Risks: 1 in 20 Fall Asleep at Wheel, CDC Says

March 3, 2011

Allan Pack of the School of Medicine is interviewed about sleep deprivation.

Article Source: ABC News
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Media Contact:Karen Kreeger | karen.kreeger@uphs.upenn.edu | 215-349-5658March 7, 2011

New Findings on Drug Tolerance in Tuberculosis Suggest Ideas for Shorter Cures

New research on how tuberculosis (TB) bacteria develop multi-drug tolerance points to ways TB infections might be cured more quickly. The study was published online last week in Cell. The results identify both a mechanism and a potential therapy for drug tolerance that is induced in the TB bacteria by the host cells they infect. Currently, TB treatment requires a complex, long-term curative regimen of at least six months.

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“Civil Disabilities: Theory, Citizenship and the Body”


WHO & WHAT:           An interdisciplinary conference featuring leading scholars in disability studies whose research includes civic fitness, technology designed to assist people with disabilities, history, politics and education.