George Cotsarelis, assistant professor of dermatology, comments on identifying stem cells in the hair follicles of mice and suggests that this finding might lead to treatment for bladness with gene therapy.
Penn in the News
Associated Press — March 15, 2004
Associated Press — March 11, 2004
Arthur Caplan, director for the Center for Bioethics, comments on how the cadaver business functions with virtually no regulation.
USA Today — March 10, 2004
Kathleen Hall Jamieson, director of the Annenberg Public Policy Center, says that the new tagline required by law in television and radio campaign advertisements will have a subtle influence on viewers' perception of the candidates.
Washington Post — March 9, 2004
Thomas Wadden, director of the Weight and Eating Disorders Program, suggests that small weight fluctuations are normal but stresses the importance of understanding why these fluctuations occur.
Philadelphia Inquirer — March 9, 2004
Penn's Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology hosts 23 Iraqi museum professionals who are on a national tour to learn how American museums work.
Philadelphia Inquirer — March 5, 2004
Richard Leventhal, a scholar in Mesoamerican studies, has been named director of Penn's Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology.
Philadelphia Inquirer — March 4, 2004
Penn's new urban institute specializing in the development and dissemination of knowledge about managing urban growth is unveiled by President Judith Rodin and co-directors Eugenie Birch and Susan Wachter.
Philadelphia Daily News — March 4, 2004
Eugenie Birch, professor of city and regional planning, and Susan Watcher, professor of real estate and finance, discuss the development of Penn's urban institute.
Boston Globe — March 4, 2004
Kathleen Hall Jamieson, director of the Annenberg Public Policy Center, discusses how Sen. Kerry will challenge President Bush's re-election campaign ads and comments on Laura Bush's role.
Chicago Tribune — March 4, 2004
Arthur Caplan, director of the Center for Bioethics, discusses the letter signed by 170 scholars, researchers and clinicians to protest President Bush's decision not to reappoint two members to the President's Council on Bioethics.
New York Times — March 4, 2004
Martin Seligman, professor of psychology, comments on "The Pursuit of Happiness," a discussion topic at the TED Conference which brings together some of the country's most successful architects, designers and technologists.
San Jose Mercury News — March 2, 2004
Peter Snyder, professor of endocrinology, cautions that testosterone replacement therapy should be limited to men with subnormal levels of testosterone.
Inc. Magazine — March 1, 2004
Eric Siegel, lecturer of management, discusses the importance of reviewing business plans and revising them to reflect the ever-changing business environment.
San Francisco Chronicle — February 19, 2004
Nathaniel Persily, professor of law, says that President Bush doesn't have to worry about public opinion polls in San Franscisco and, by taking a stand on the city's gay marriages, he could gain support from middle America.
Associated Press — February 16, 2004
Lee Sweeney, professor of physiology, says that, although studies show that injecting lab rats with an insulin-like growth factor causes muscles to grow size and strength, it will be years before any human clinical trials can begin.
St. Petersburg Times — February 10, 2004
Linda Aiken, director of the Center for Health Outcomes and Policy Research, discusses perceived nursing shortages, hospital staffing issues and America's health-care industry.
USA Today — February 8, 2004
David Dinges, professor of psychology, says adults who sleep about seven hours outperform those who sleep four to five hours on memory and clear-thinking tests.
Boston Globe — February 5, 2004
Kathleen Hall Jamieson, director of the Annenberg Public Policy Center, believes that Democrats could use President Bush's military records to raise doubts about his credibility.
USA Today — February 3, 2004
Lawrence Sherman, director of the Jerry Lee Center of Criminology, comments on bank security practices and whether or not bulletproof barriers reduce robberies.
Baltimore Sun — February 2, 2004
Robert Kurzban, assistant professor of psychology, discusses the evolutionary trend in humans to seek information, particularly if we know we can attain it at a reasonable cost.