The human gut is loaded with commensal bacteria – “good” microbes that, among other functions, help the body digest food. The gastrointestinal tract contains literally trillions of such cells, and yet the immune system seemingly turns a blind eye.
This spring, five students in the Spiegel Freshman Seminar in Contemporary Art at the University of Pennsylvania learned what it takes to mount a modern art museum show. The results of their semester long efforts can be seen in the exhibition “Each One As She May: Ligon, Reich, & De Keersmaeker” on view at Penn’s Institute of Contemporary Art through July 28.
University of Pennsylvania President Amy Gutmann will visit Tokyo to meet with Wharton alumni at its Global Alumni Forum, presenting a keynote address on May 24 at 9:30 a.m. at the Palace Hotel.
The number of adults living beyond age 45 in sub-Saharan Africa is rapidly expanding, yet many of these older men and women experience physical illnesses and disabilities that limit their ability to function, according to a study by researchers at the University of Pennsylvania and in Malawi.
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Mark Duggan of the Wharton School discusses the impact of a prescription drug benefit program for senior citizens on the drug industry.
Post-doctoral fellow Sarah Vaala of the Annenberg Public Policy Center comments on determining the effects of media and technology usage on children.
Meeta Prasad Kerlin and Scott Halpern of the Perelman School of Medicine are quoted about the effect of nighttime attending physicians on patient outcomes.
Ethan Mollick of the Wharton School comments on Yahoo acquiring the micro-blogging site Tumblr.
Susan Domchek of the Perelman School of Medicine comments on testing for BRCA mutation carriers.