Penn, University of California and Army Research Lab Show How Brain’s Wiring Leads to Cognitive Control
How does the brain determine which direction to let its thoughts fly? Looking for the mechanisms behind cognitive control of thought, researchers at the University of Pennsylvania, University of California and United States Army Research Laboratory have used brain scans to shed new light on this question.
At the University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine, Henry Daniell and colleagues produced an effective, low-cost drug that promotes tolerance to clotting factors, which could be taken by hemophilia patients, using freeze-dried lettuce leaves.
A new study led by University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine researchers demonstrates that a protein called Del-1, can inhibit bone loss associated with periodontitis. They also found the protein curbs the activity of osteoclasts, cells that absorb bone tissue, leading to a mechanistic explanation of how Del-1 can prevent periodontal bone loss.
The words people use on social media can reveal hidden meaning to those who know where to look. New Penn research links the online behavior of more than 5,000 Twitter users to their income bracket.
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Dean Vijay Kumar of the School of Engineering and Applied Science comments on how flying robots are programmed to figure things out.
Daniel Preotiuc-Pietro of the School of Arts & Sciences is cited for leading a study that revealed how Twitter behavior can predict users’ income level.
Danielle Bassett of the School of Engineering and Applied Science is quoted about the impact of a MacArthur Foundation grant on her research.
Danielle Bassett of the School of Engineering and Applied Science is featured for studying how learning works.
Michael Platt of the Perelman School of Medicine, the Wharton School and the School of Arts & Sciences comments on the potential benefits of transcranial magnetic stimulation.