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Lessons From Ancient Egypt On Climate and Drought
2012-08-16 16:13:14

Using Fossil Pollen to Augment Historical Records Ancient pollen and charcoal preserved in deeply buried sediments in Egypt's Nile Delta document the region's ancient droughts and fires, including a huge drought 4,200 years ago associated with the demise of Egypt's Old Kingdom, the era known as the pyramid-building time. "Humans have a long history of having to deal with climate change," said Christopher Bernhardt, a researcher with the U.S. Geological Survey. "Along with other...

2012-08-15 23:03:32

Apply by Sept 1 and save $500--topics include finance, global markets and innovation Philadelphia, PA (PRWEB) August 14, 2012 What: The Wharton Seminars for Business Journalists announces it is accepting applications for its renowned program´s flagship program taking place October 21-24 on the University of Pennsylvania´s Philadelphia campus. Now in its 44th year, the program offers participants an opportunity to expand their business knowledge and increase their exposure to...

2012-08-13 06:21:19

Wharton's Lauder Institute Brings Top Economists and Environmental Experts Together to Share New and Innovating Thinking on Sustainability PHILADELPHIA, Aug. 13, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Top economists gathered at the Wharton School's Lauder Institute at the University of Pennsylvania April 12-13, 2012 for the second annual Globalization TrendLab 2012 conference entitled, "Sustainability: New Perspectives and Opportunities." The conference brought together economic and...

2012-08-05 18:21:55

Industry-Academic Partnership Will Establish New Research Center to Expedite Study and Development of Gene Transfer Approach PHILADELPHIA, Aug. 6, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In an alliance aimed at bringing a new, personalized immunotherapy approach to patients with a wide variety of cancers, the University of Pennsylvania and Novartis announced today an exclusive global research and licensing agreement to further study and commercialize novel cellular immunotherapies using chimeric...

2012-06-14 10:22:50

PHILADELPHIA, June 14, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Frances E. Jensen, MD, has been named Chair of the Department of Neurology in the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania. She comes to Penn Medicine from Boston, where she is currently Professor of Neurology at Harvard Medical School and a senior neurologist at both Brigham and Women's Hospital and Children's Hospital, Boston. Starting August 13, Jensen will become the 11th chair to lead Penn's Department of...

2012-06-12 06:21:44

PHILADELPHIA, June 12, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Mark Group, a leading global provider of home energy efficiency analysis and improvements, has joined with Penn Home Ownership Services (PHOS) at The University of Pennsylvania to offer 'Penn sustainability @ home.' Through the program, university employees are granted access to home performance-focused educational workshops, free home energy assessments, and discounted rates for energy efficiency home improvements. The...

2012-05-21 23:01:44

Program´s aims to promote and disseminate cutting-edge research on risk and insurance at the University of Pennsylvania Philadelphia, PA (PRWEB) May 21, 2012 The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania announced today that it has established a new Wharton/Penn Risk and Insurance Program (WPRIP). The Program´s goal is to promote and disseminate cutting-edge research on risk and insurance at the University of Pennsylvania. Drawing on the University of Pennsylvania´s...

2012-05-08 10:25:49

PHILADELPHIA, May 8, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A $25 million gift to the University of Pennsylvania from alumni Mindy and Jon Gray will establish a center focused on the treatment and prevention of cancers associated with hereditary BRCA mutations. The Basser Research Center -- BRC for BRCA -- will support research on the BRCA1 and BRCA2 genes, harmful forms of which are linked to greatly increased risks of developing breast and ovarian cancer. The Center is named in honor of Mindy...

2012-04-30 22:20:23

BLUE BELL, Pa., May 1, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Inovio Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NYSE AMEX: INO) announced today that the United States Patent and Trademark Office granted U.S. Patent No. 8,168,769, covering Inovio's SynCon® vaccine for cervical dysplasias and cancers caused by human papillomavirus (HPV). The patent granted to the Trustees of The University of Pennsylvania has been exclusively licensed to Inovio under its existing license agreement with the university. The patent includes claims...

2012-04-26 23:03:27

ChondroPro Biosciences Wins People´s Choice Award with a Therapeutic Technology to Treat Osteoarthritis Philadelphia, PA (PRWEB) April 26, 2012 The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania announced that student team RightCare Solutions won the $30,000 Michelson Grand Prize of the 2012 Wharton Business Plan Competition (BPC) (http://bpc.wharton.upenn.edu). The prize was awarded at the Wharton School´s annual Venture Finals on April 25, 2012, where student finalists...