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All In The News tagged "United Press International"

Rapamycin May Slow Aging in Human Skin, Study FindsNov-26-Sell-UPI

Christian Sell, PhD, an associate professor in the College of Medicine, was quoted in Nov. 26 United Press International and Specialty Medical Dialogues stories and a Medical Life Sciences story on Nov. 25 about his research exploring the use of Rapamycin, a drug typically used to prevent organ rejection in transplant patients, to reduce signs of skin aging.

Study Finds Links Between Disease Outbreaks, Vaccination Laws

Neal D. Goldstein, PhD, an assistant research professor in the School of Public Health, was quoted in a Nov. 18 United Press International story about his research which found that legislation in support of vaccination was more prevalent in areas that had experienced outbreaks of vaccine-preventable diseases.

Ancient Gut Microbe Allowed Turtle Ants to Abandon Offense and Focus on Defense

Jacob Russell, PhD, an associate professor in the College of Arts and Sciences, was quoted in a March 6 Cosmos magazine story on his work that found turtle ants use bacteria in their stomachs to supplement their diets with nitrogen necessary for their survival. He was also quoted in a UPI story about the study.

Wax Could Help Roads De-Ice Themselves

Yaghoob Farnam, PhD, an assistant professor in the College of Engineering, was quoted in a Sept. 13 UPI story about his research on adding paraffin oil to concrete as a way of making roads that can melt off ice and snow.

Study Shows Nanodiamonds Can Prevent Fires in Lithium Batteries

Yury Gogotsi, PhD, Distinguished University and Bach professor in the College of Engineering, was quoted about his research on using nanodiamonds to prevent hazardous battery malfunctions in UPI and TechSpot stories on Aug. 25 and a Clean Technica story on Aug. 28.

Smokers More Likely to Quit When Cigarette Prices Increase

Research by Amy Auchincloss, PhD, an associate professor in the Dornsife School of Public Health, that looked into how raising cigarette prices by a dollar can cut into smoking, was picked up on Aug. 18 by UPI and Business Standard, on Aug. 19 in Philly Voice, and on Aug. 21 by Politico New York, NewsMax Health and Money-ish.

Report: New Ways to Develop Dietary Intakes Based on Disease

Shiriki Kumanyika, PhD, a research professor in the Dornsife School of Public Health, was quoted in an Aug. 3 UPI story about a new report that she led on developing dietary reference intakes for reducing the risk of specific diseases.

 Obamacare Improves Access for Mexican-Americans with Hypertension

Ryan McKenna, PhD, an assistant professor in the Dornsife School of Public Health, was quoted in  a June 16 UPI story on his study on how the Affordable Care Act benefitted Mexican-Americans with hypertension.

Quarter of Adults With Autism on Disability Services Don't Work

Paul Schattuck, PhD, an associate professor in the Dornsife School of Public Health and leader of the A.J. Drexel Autism Institute's Life Course Outcomes research program, and Anne Roux, a research scientist in the program, were both quoted in a May 24 UPI story about their new National Autism Indicators Report, which looks into adults with autism who use developmental disabilities services.

Popular Artificial Sweetener Also Works as Pesticide and Insect Birth Control

Sean O’Donnell, PhD, a professor in the College of Arts and Sciences, was quoted in a May 23 UPI story on a study he did with Daniel Marenda, PhD, an associate professor in the College, that showed the sweetener in Truvia is deadly to young flies and can be an effective pesticide. Philly Voice also reported the story.

Scientific Breakthrough Reveals How Materials Break Down

Michel Barsoum, PhD, distinguished professor, Mitra Taheri, PhD, an assistant professor, and Garritt Tucker, PhD, an assistant professor, all in the College of Engineering, were quoted in a Sept. 21 United Press International story about their research on a newly discovered mechanism for how materials deform.

Researchers Design Minimalist Microrobots For Tiny Tasks

MinJun Kim, PhD, a professor in the College of Engineering, was quoted in a July 19 United Press International story about his research to develop microswimmer robots.