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Twitter Can Predict Rates of Coronary Heart Disease, According to Penn Research

Penn researchers have now shown that the social media platform Twitter can serve as a dashboard indicator of a community’s psychological well being and can predict rates of heart disease.

Penn Research Shows Relationship Critical for How Cells Ingest Matter

To survive and fulfill their biological functions, cells need to take in material from their environment. In this process, proteins within the cell pull inward on its membrane, forming a pit that eventually encapsulates the material in a bubble called a vesicle.


A Baby Tooth Guided Penn Dental Medicine’s Songtao Shi to Stem Cell Insights

One of the keys to Songtao Shi’s productive career in research came from a seemingly humble item: his daughter’s first baby tooth.


Penn Engineers Develop Graphene-based Biosensor That Works in Three Ways at Once

One of nanotechnology’s greatest promises is interacting with the biological world the way our own cells do, but current biosensors must be tailor-made to detect the presence of one type of protein, the identity of which must be known in advance.      


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Tweets Can Better Predict Heart Disease Rates Than Income, Smoking and Diabetes, Study Finds January 21, 2015 | Washington Post

Graduate student Johannes Eichstaedt of the School of Arts & Sciences is featured for researching how emotional language used on Twitter in specific locations predicts heart disease rates in those areas.


Word Choice on Twitter Measures a Community’s Vital Signs January 20, 2015 | “Newsworks,” WHYY Radio (Philadelphia)

Johannes Eichstaedt of the School of Arts & Sciences is quoted about researching how emotional language used on Twitter in particular locations predicts heart disease rates in those areas.


Audio: Climate Change: Science, Politics and Public Opinion January 14, 2015 | “Radio Times with Marty Moss-Coane,” WHYY Radio (Philadelphia)

Irina Marinov of the School of Arts & Sciences is interviewed about climate change.


The Talking Cure January 12, 2015 | New Yorker

Mark Liberman and Annette Lareau of the School of Arts & Sciences are cited.


Psychologist Paul Rozin on Wasting Food January 11, 2015 | Philadelphia Inquirer

Paul Rozin of the School of Arts & Sciences is featured for his thoughts on wasting food.


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