Mary Frances Berry of the School of Arts & Sciences discusses the Confederate flag removal from the South Carolina State House grounds and what is next in terms of addressing race relations.
School of Arts & Sciences
John McDonald of the School of Arts & Sciences is cited as a coauthor on a study about how repairing vacant houses can have an impact on reducing crime. Charles Branas of the Perelman School of Medicine also shares his research on reducing crime and helping improve health in urban areas.
Sarah Gordon of the Law School and the School of Arts & Sciences talks about the origin of the political import of displays like the Ten Commandments monument.
Martin Seligman of the School of Arts & Sciences comments on how the heart can benefit from happiness.
Camilo Khatchikian of the School of Arts & Sciences comments on researching the migration of ticks and the disease that has followed this journey.
By Sarah Welsh
Nature versus nurture is an age-old question in biology, centering on whether a given trait is determined by an organism’s genes or by its environment. Most times the answer is “both,” but research at the University of Pennsylvania has found one trait in particular that is not easily described by either.
Lyme disease cases are on the rise, with diagnoses occurring in areas that were historically Lyme-free. Scientists attribute the spread to the fact that populations of blacklegged ticks, which carry the bacteria that causes the disease, now flourish in areas once thought to be devoid of ticks.