Jonathan Moreno of the Perelman School of Medicine and the School of Arts and Sciences contributes his views about experiments with “bird flu.”
School of Arts & Sciences
PHILADELPHIA — A protein’s function depends on both the chains of molecules it is made of and the way those chains are folded. And while figuring out the former is relatively easy, the latter represents a huge challenge with serious implications because many diseases are the result of misfolded proteins. Now, a team of chemists at the University of Pennsylvania has devised a way to watch proteins fold in “real-time,” which could lead to a better understanding of protein folding and misfolding in general.
Ian Lustick of the School of Arts and Sciences comments on the crisis in Syria.
Doctoral candidate Jessica McCrory Calarco of the School of Arts and Sciences discusses her research about middle-class students who ask for more help from teachers than their working-class classmates.
Richard Ingersoll of the Graduate School of Education and the School of Arts and Sciences comments on “managed instruction” in classrooms.
Barbara Mellers of the School of Arts and Sciences comments on what it means to be surprised.