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Penn Center for Innovation Celebrates Launch, Brings Research and Industry Closer Together

Yesterday, University of Pennsylvania President Amy Gutmann helped celebrate the launch of the Penn Center for Innovation, a new initiative that will provide the infrastructure, leadership and resources needed to transfer promising Penn inventions, know-how and related assets into the marketplace for the public good.  

Penn-developed Method for Selecting Mental Health Treatments Receives $160,000 Award

MQ: Transforming Mental Health, a new United Kingdom-based charitable organization that supports mental health research, announced Wednesday the first major investment of its new flagship research program, PsyIMPACT. A team of University of Pennsylvania researchers is amon


Penn-led Team Prevents Memory Problems Caused by Sleep Deprivation

In a new study, published in the Journal of Neuroscience, a team led by scientists from the University of Pennsylvania found that a particular set of cells in a small region of the brain are responsible for memory problems after sleep loss. By selectively increasing levels of a signaling molecule in these cells, the researchers prevented mice from having memory deficits.

Penn Psychologist Develops Cognitive Therapy Book for IBS Patients

Irritable bowel syndrome, a condition affecting up to 10 percent of the population, often occurs alongside anxiety and depression.

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Penn in the news

Penn Celebrates Innovation and Pennovation Ground Breaking November 17, 2014 | American Entrepreneurship Today

President Amy Gutmann and the Pennovation Center groundbreaking are featured.


Video: Thinkfest 2014: Jim Gardner’s Conversation With Amy Gutmann November 14, 2014 | WPVI-TV (Philadelphia)

President Amy Gutmann is interviewed about Penn’s investment in innovation and technology.


Brain-Sharpening Ice-Chewing Compulsion May Be a Vestige of Mammalian Evolution November 11, 2014 | Nova Next, WHYY

Melissa Hunt of the School of Arts & Sciences is featured for studying why people with iron deficiency often crave ice and how that might provide a cognitive boost.


How Bionic Technology Will Change What It Means to Be Human November 11, 2014 | Vox

Jonathan Moreno of the Perelman School of Medicine and the School of Arts & Sciences is cited for his book Mind Wars: Brain Science and the Military in the 21st Century.


Audio: These X’s Are the Same Shade, So What Does That Say About Color? November 10, 2014 | “All Things Considered” National Public Radio

David Brainard of the School of Arts & Sciences talks about color.


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