David Sarwer of the Perelman School of Medicine says, “Individuals with features of body dysmorphic disorder have been described in the medical literature for well over 100 years, but it didn’t receive acceptance as a formal psychiatric disorder until about 30 years ago.”
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Mark Pauly of the Wharton School writes about the costs associated with developing a new drug.
Diana Robertson of the Wharton School is quoted about a study done with Hengyi Rao of the Perelman School of Medicine on moral reasoning and gray matter.
Michael A. Grandner of the Perelman School of Medicine comments on the importance of reducing stress for good sleep.
Brian Avants of the Perelman School of Medicine is quoted on the effects of poverty on the brain.
Lisa Chen and Daniel Gianola of the School of Engineering and Applied Science are quoted on their study of stretching atoms.
Etienne Benson of the School of Arts and Sciences examines voluminous streams of bird excrement as the possible cause of large power outages.
Arbena Merolli of the Abramson Cancer Center in the Perelman School of Medicine is quoted on dealing with a chronic illness and facing death.
Research about data sharing led by Joseph Turow of the Annenberg School for Communication and Michael Hennessy of the Annenberg Public Policy Center is featured.
Karen Black of the School of Arts & Sciences is quoted on the need for partnerships to better manage a transitioning city.
Kenneth L. Shropshire of the Wharton School comments on the business of sports.
“Will College Pay Off?,” a new book by Peter Cappelli of the Wharton School is the focus of an article on employment trends and higher education.
Ivona Percec of the Perelman School of Medicine is cited for studying how heat lamps show the effectiveness of Botox in reducing wrinkles.
Connie M. Ulrich of the School of Nursing writes a letter to the editor in response to Alexandra Robbin’s op-ed on the need for more nurses.
Douglas Smith of the Perelman School of Medicine is quoted on brain injury and the range of outcomes.
Jeremy Siegel of the Wharton School talks about the U.S. stock and bond markets, and Federal Reserve policy.
Lynn Schuchter of the Perelman School of Medicine comments on how melanoma can spread throughout the body via lymph nodes.
Michael Ashburn of the Perelman School of Medicine says, “The average pain relief at best is 40 percent and [only] about one in three patients who receive opioids long term get long-term, significant clinically, meaningful benefit.”
Kermit Roosevelt of the Law School comments on evolving cases around freedom of speech and the Internet.
Marybeth Gasman of the Graduate School of Education comments on Spelman College producing student leaders.