Oftentimes men with a type of infertility called azoospermia don’t know the underlying cause of their condition. But new research led by University of Pennsylvania scientists suggests that mutations in an X chromosome gene called TEX11 are responsible for a significant number of cases of infertility — an estimated 1 percent of cases of non-obstructive azoospermia.
Rising senior coxswain Jacob Mendelson will turn in his Red and Blue this summer for the red, white, and blue of the United States after earning a spot on the men’s 2+ for USRowing at the upcoming World Championships August 29-September 6 in Aiguebelette, France.
In a new study, the University of Pennsylvania’s Damon Centola shows how social networks form and what that means for the ideas that will spread across them.
Doing doctoral research in a ninth grade music classroom in Hamburg, Germany, set Emily Joy Rothchild on a path to work with students on a recently released CD and music video that tackles the tough topics of terrorism, Islamophobia and hate.
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Lance Becker of the Perelman School of Medicine is mentioned for serving on panel that focused on cardiac arrest.
Raquel Gur of the Perelman School of Medicine is cited as being the star witness to discuss psychotic disorders.
Tobias Barrington Wolff of the Law School discusses the opinions in the Supreme Court’s rulings on same-sex marriage and lethal injections.
Andrea Spaeth of the Perelman School of Medicine offers ways to improve daily functionality for people who are lacking sleep.
Mary-Linda Merrium Armacost and Laura Perna of the Graduate School of Education comment on college closings.
Kenneth Margulies of the Perelman School of Medicine suggests that Philadelphia’s smoking rates will continue to decline with shifting attitudes, policy changes and penalties.
Adam Finkel of the Law School is quoted about standards from the Occupational Safety & Health Administration and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.
Mauro Guillén of the Wharton School writes about the value of the euro.