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2013-12-03 13:38:19

Compared to traditional mammography, 3D mammography—known as digital breast tomosynthesis—found 22 percent more breast cancers and led to fewer call backs in a large screening study at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), researchers reported today at the annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA). Conventional digital mammography is the most widely-used screening modality for breast cancer, but may yield suspicious findings that turn out not to...

2013-11-15 23:02:38

Leader from retailing industry and university realms to convene for special gala. Philadelphia, PA (PRWEB) November 15, 2013 What: The Jay H. Baker Retailing Center at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania is celebrating its tenth anniversary with a gala at the Annenberg Center on the Philadelphia campus on November 19. This interdisciplinary research center, led by Wharton marketing professor Barbara Kahn, was established by Patty and Jay Baker, a 1956 Wharton graduate and...

2013-10-03 23:26:49

Esteemed Program, Famous for Studies of "Lean Production," Will Build On Auto Industry Expertise Philadelphia, PA (PRWEB) October 03, 2013 The Mack Institute for Innovation Management at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania is pleased to announce it is expanding its research network through the addition of the Program on Vehicle and Mobility Innovation (PVMI). The integration of PVMI expands the application of the Mack Institute’s expertise and rigorous...

2013-09-18 23:02:37

Markowitz, a Nobel Laureate, is being recognized for his “Game of Life” computer simulation, which considers individuals’ retirement plans Philadelphia, PA (PRWEB) September 18, 2013 The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania is pleased to announce that Nobel Laureate Harry Markowitz is the inaugural recipient of the Wharton-Jacobs Levy Prize for Quantitative Financial Innovation. The award will be presented to Markowitz at the Forum on Quantitative Finance hosted by the...

2013-08-29 23:28:03

A new study from one of the country’s top mesothelioma research centers suggests that light-based cancer treatment, in combination with lung-sparing surgery, may dramatically improve the odds of survival. Raleigh, NC (PRWEB) August 29, 2013 Research published in The Annals of Cardiothoracic Surgery and reported by Surviving Mesothelioma finds some encouraging results among malignant pleural mesothelioma patients who underwent lung-sparing mesothelioma surgery and photodynamic therapy...

Word of the Day
  • The offense of persistently instigating lawsuits, typically groundless ones.
  • An unlawful breach of duty on the part of a ship's master or crew resulting in injury to the ship's owner.
  • Sale or purchase of positions in church or state.
This word ultimately comes from the Old French word 'barater,' to cheat.