A new study by Gary Smith, professor of population biology and epidemiology at the University of Pennsylvania’s School of Veterinary Medicine, used epidemiological modeling methods to determine the proportion of schizophrenia cases that may be attributable to T. gondii infection. The work suggests that about one-fifth of cases may involve the parasite.
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Ryan Charles Hynd of the School of Arts & Sciences is profiled about his journey as a black man in the STEM field.
Andrew Rappe of the School of Arts & Sciences is cited for his collaborative research on the performance of ferroelectric materials.
Graduate student Manuel Spitschan and David Brainard of the School of Arts & Sciences and Geoffrey Aguirre of the Perelman School of Medicine are quoted about researching the biological effects of blue light.
Anthropologist Katherine Moore of the School of Arts & Sciences says, “You’ve heard the term ‘follow the money?’ In archeology, we follow the obsidian.”
The School of Arts & Science’s Melissa Hunt is featured for studying how a self-help book works with patients who have irritable bowel syndrome.