H. Ralph Schumacher of the School of Medicine says experts are unsure why gout most often strikes in big toes.
Penn in the News
New York Times — June 20, 2005
Philadelphia Inquirer — June 20, 2005
Scott L. Diamond of the School of Engineering and Applied Science is profiled for receiving a $9.5 million NIH grant to create a public library of potentially therapeutic molecules.
Forbes.com — June 20, 2005
Marshall Blume and Richard Marston of Penn's Wharton School are quoted about hedge funds.
Associated Press — June 20, 2005
Penn's BLAST telescope, now in British Columbia, "will address ... important cosmological and galactic questions," says Mark Devlin of the School of Arts and Sciences.
Voice of America — June 19, 2005
Law School student Ke Wan explains why he wanted to study in the U.S.
Philadelphia Inquirer — June 19, 2005
The work of Patrick McGovern of the Penn Museum in determining the ingredients of ancient beer is cited.
Orlando Sentinel — June 19, 2005
Douglas Smith of the School of Medicine's Center for Brain Injury and Repair says that amusement-park thrill rides, when operating properly, are generally safe.
Washington Post — June 19, 2005
Joseph Turow of Penn's Annenberg School for Communication writes about the "culture of suspicion" that includes pricing schemes for online sales.
New York Times — June 18, 2005
David F. Dinges of the School of Medicine comments on "microsleep" as it may relate to a 2003 crash of a Staten Island ferry.
Orange County Register — June 17, 2005
Todd Sinai of Penn's Wharton School comments on developers and high rises.
Boston Globe — June 17, 2005
Arthur Caplan of the School of Medicine's Center for Bioethics discusses the "unknown repercussions" of a drug aimed at a specific racial group.
New York Times — June 17, 2005
Arthur Caplan of the School of Medicine's Center for Bioethics comments on the Terri Schiavo autopsy report and on living wills.
New York Times — June 16, 2005
David Silverman of the Penn Museum, curator of the new King Tutankhamun exhibition, is called "the guiding light" of the first King Tut exhibition.
South Florida Sun-Sentinel — June 16, 2005
Barbara Kahn of Penn's Wharton School recommends that Disney move quickly to express concern over the death of a child at Walt Disney World.
New York Times — June 16, 2005
A study by Christian Leuz of Penn's Wharton School is cited in an article about new federal audit rules.
Voice of America — June 16, 2005
"Tutankhamun and the Golden Age of the Pharaohs," an exhibit curated by David Silverman of the Penn Museum, is featured.
London Guardian — June 15, 2005
Simon Dicker of the School of Arts and Sciences comments on Penn's BLAST telescope, attached to a balloon launched from Sweden.
Boston Globe — June 14, 2005
Katharine Treadway, a graduate of the School of Arts and Sciences and the School of Medicine, is profiled for her work teaching future physicians.
New York Times — June 14, 2005
Michael Useem of Penn's Wharton School comments on the possibilities for a historic turnaround at troubled Morgan Stanley.
Philadelphia Inquirer — June 14, 2005
Bruce Mann of the Law School says the outgoing Barnes Foundation president "managed to steer [it] through a period of sharply diminished resources and a very controversial time."