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Penn Dental Medicine Team Shows Why Wound Healing Is Impaired in Diabetics

One of the most troubling complications of diabetes is its effect on wound healing. Roughly 15 percent of diabetics will suffer from a non-healing wound in their lifetime. In some cases, these open ulcers on the skin lead to amputations. For years, researchers have investigated the reasons for problems with wound healing in diabetics. And […]

Researchers at Penn, Berkeley and Illinois Use Oxides to Flip Graphene Conductivity

Graphene, a one-atom thick lattice of carbon atoms, is often touted as a revolutionary material that will take the place of silicon at the heart of electronics. The unmatched speed at which it can move electrons, plus its essentially two-dimensional form factor, make it an attractive alternative, but several hurdles to its adoption remain. A […]

Penn Professor Kathryn Hellerstein Wins National Jewish Book Award

The Jewish Book Council has named University of Pennsylvania professor Kathryn Hellerstein recipient of the 2014 Barbara Dobkin Award for Women’s Studies for her A Question of Tradition: Women Poets in Yiddish, 1586-1987 (Stanford University Press, 2014). The National Jewish Book Awards highlight the best new English-language Jewish books and their authors in a range […]

Why Are So Many College Students Failing to Gain Job Skills Before Graduation?

If you watch college sports on television, you’ve probably seen the ad for Enterprise Rent-A-Car featuring former college athletes working behind the counter at your nearby Enterprise location. Enterprise – which hires more entry-level college graduates annually than any other company in the U.S. — likes recruiting college athletes because they know how to work […]

Preserving Meadville History While Building New Mead Avenue Bridge

Crews are now starting the long planned, $7 million project to replace Meadville’s Mead Avenue Bridge. The span over French Creek has been closed since 2007.  But it is a different kind of project. Instead of just demolishing the old structure, crews are carefully taking it apart piece by piece.  There are actually 2 bridges on […]

This money manager hates Carl Icahn

By Paul R. La Monica NEW YORK (CNNMoney) — The Carl Icahn fan club is getting a little smaller. An investment firm that owns two stocks that activist investor Icahn has targeted is growing tired of him. Ebay and Gannett are the two largest holdings of Seattle-based Smead Capital Management. “We are not happy. We […]

Retailers Exit Malls Nationwide, Millcreek Included

MILLCREEK— Teen clothing store Wet Seal abruptly closed 2/3 of its stores this month and the Millcreek  Mall location was one of them. “I just never really appealed to it,” shopper Allison Denofrio says. Body Central, which also specializes in women’s fashion, closed all of its 265 stores including Erie. “It’s sad to really see that the […]

Nwokedi Garners Ivy Rookie of the Week Accolades

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Men’s Squash On the Road at Princeton, Yale, Brown

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