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Media Contact:Kim Menard | | 215-662-6183April 23, 2013

Binge Eating Curbed by Deep Brain Stimulation in Animal Model, Penn Study Shows

Deep brain stimulation (DBS) in a precise region of the brain appears to reduce caloric intake and prompt weight loss in obese animal models, according to a new study led by researchers at the University of Pennsylvania.

Video: Tech Gets ‘Touchy-Feely’ With Haptic Engineering

April 18, 2013

Katherine Kuchenbecker of the School of Engineering and Applied Science is featured for studying haptic engineering.

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Home Sellers Hold Out for Higher Prices

April 19, 2013

Susan Wachter of the Wharton School comments on homeowners’ unwillingness to sell.

Article Source: MarketWatch

Penn Researcher Wins Award for Aspirin Work

April 19, 2013

Garret FitzGerald of the Perelman School of Medicine is highlighted has been awarded the 2013 Grand Prix Scientifique.

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Media Contact:Evan Lerner | | 215-573-6604April 19, 2013

Penn Research May Help Drastically Reduce Cost of Powerful Microscope Technique

A dye-based imaging technique known as two-photon microscopy can produce pictures of active neural structures in much finer detail than functional magnetic resonance imaging, or fMRI, but it requires powerful and expensive lasers. Now, a research team at the University of Pennsylvania has developed a new kind of dye that could reduce the cost of the technique by several orders of magnitude.

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Media Contact:Evan Lerner | | 215-573-6604April 18, 2013

Penn Introduces Interdisciplinary Neuroscience Certificate

This fall, the University of Pennsylvania’s Center for Neuroscience and Society will partner with the School of Arts and Sciences to offer a first-of-its-kind program that aims to educate non-scientists about the workings of the brain.

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Media Contact:Jill DiSanto | | 215-898-4820April 15, 2013

Penn Talks Gun Violence with Capt. Mark Kelly

WHAT:          “Finding Common Ground: Moving Forward,” a gun violence prevention event, hosted by the University of Pennsylvania School of Social Policy & Practice.  Includes a screening of “

For Innovation, Dodge the Prefrontal Police

April 5, 2013

Sharon Thompson-Schill of the School of Arts and Sciences is cited for research on cognitive control.

Article Source: The Wall Street Journal

Harley Pasternak Blogs: 5 Reasons You Need to Eat Breakfast – Plus 7 Delicious Recipe Ideas

April 10, 2013

A study from the School of Nursing about the effect of breakfast on children’s brainpower is spotlighted.

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Less Sleep, More Weight

April 10, 2013

Jonathan Mitchell of the Perelman School of Medicine comments on research about sleep and weight.

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