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2011-03-16 07:00:00

LONG BEACH, Calif., March 16, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Epson, the number one selling projector brand worldwide(i), today announced The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, in partnership with Philadelphia-based audio-visual solutions provider Cenero, has initiated a campus-wide projector upgrade program to convert all analog audio-visual classroom technology to pure HD-compatible digital systems using Epson's PowerLite Pro line. Cenero will replace 115 of the Wharton School's...

2011-03-03 12:27:47

An interdisciplinary group of researchers at the University of Pennsylvania has, for the first time, identified the neurological and cellular signaling mechanisms that contribute to satiety "” the sensation of feeling full "” and the subsequent body-weight loss produced by drugs used to treat type 2 diabetes.  More comprehensive knowledge of these mechanisms could form the basis for anti-obesity medications. The group was led by Matthew Hayes of the School of Medicine's...

2011-03-03 00:00:28

26 Teams Named Semi-Finalists with Concepts Including: Vice-stopping mobile app; Disposable Flip Flops for Public Showers; Nasal Allergy Drug Therapy; Probiotic "Healthy" Soda; Brazilian Baby Buying Site Philadelphia, PA (PRWEB) March 2, 2011 The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania announces that the Wharton Business Plan Competition has chosen its 26 semi-finalists. The semi-finalists of the Competition, which is open to any University of Pennsylvania student and managed by...

2010-12-17 12:07:00

PHILADELPHIA, Dec. 17, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Penn Transplant Institute, the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery and the Division of Plastic Surgery at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP) have collaborated to form the Penn Hand Transplant Program. The Program will operate under the leadership of the Penn Transplant Institute and in collaboration with the Gift of Life Donor Program, the nonprofit organ and tissue donor program which serves the eastern half of...

2010-09-15 09:10:00

PHILADELPHIA, Sept. 15 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Individual tickets go on sale today for Secrets of the Silk Road -- a landmark exhibition from China making its only East Coast stop at the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology (Penn Museum) in Philadelphia February 5 through June 5, 2011. Timed tickets can be purchased online at www.penn.museum/silkroad or by phone: (877)77-CLICK. Discounted group tickets are available by phone: (215)746-8183, or by email:...

2010-09-15 06:33:00

PHILADELPHIA, Sept. 15 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Individual tickets go on sale today for Secrets of the Silk Road -- a landmark exhibition from China making its only East Coast stop at the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology (Penn Museum) in Philadelphia February 5 through June 5, 2011. Timed tickets can be purchased online at www.penn.museum/silkroad or by phone: (877)77-CLICK. Discounted group tickets are available by phone: (215)746-8183, or by email:...

2010-08-12 12:01:00

PHILADELPHIA, Aug. 12 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is being issued by the Annenberg Public Policy Center of the University of Pennsylvania: The Annenberg Foundation Trust at Sunnylands is releasing a 23-minute documentary for Constitution Day. The documentary tells the story of Thaddeus Edmonson, an African American construction worker whose personal injury lawsuit in 1991 became a Supreme Court landmark case on the right to an impartial jury. As with all Sunnylands Trust...

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2010-08-02 08:01:37

Bioengineers at the University of Pennsylvania have created a system to control the flexibility of the substrate surfaces on which cells are grown without changing the surface properties, providing a technique for more controlled lab experiments on cellular mechanobiology, an important step in the scientific effort to understand how cells sense and respond to mechanical forces in their environment. Researchers created a library of micromolded, hexagonally spaced elastomeric micropost arrays,...

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2010-05-21 08:30:23

An international collaboration led by chemists and engineers from the University of Pennsylvania has prepared a library of synthetic biomaterials that mimic cellular membranes and that show promise in targeted delivery of cancer drugs, gene therapy, proteins, imaging and diagnostic agents and cosmetics safely to the body in the emerging field called nanomedicine. The study appears in the current issue of the journal Science. The research provides the first description of the preparation,...

2010-04-21 14:47:00

PHILADELPHIA -- Veterinary ophthalmology researchers from the University of Pennsylvania have used gene therapy to restore retinal cone function and day vision in two canine models of congenital achromatopsia, also called rod monochromacy or total color blindness. Achromatopsia is a rare autosomal recessive disorder with an estimated prevalence in human beings of about 1 in 30,000 to 50,000. It primarily affects the function of the cone photoreceptors in the retina and serves as a...


Word of the Day
barghest
  • A goblin in English folklore, often appearing in the shape of a large dog and believed to portend imminent death or misfortune.
  • A ghost, wraith, hobgoblin, elf, or spirit.
The origin of 'barghest' is not known, but it may be from perhaps burh-ghest, town-ghost, or German Berg-geist (mountain spirit) or Bär-geist (bear-spirit).
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