Research

Sleepiness Might Be in the Genes, Study Finds

October 26, 2010

Namni Goel of the School of Medicine comments on a possible connection between genetics and sleepiness.

Article Source: ABCNews.com

New Developments in the Battle Against Alzheimer's

October 25, 2010

John Trojanowski and Jason Karlawish of the School of Medicine discuss research developments.

Article Source: WHYY Radio

Obama’s Message to Rally Party Base is Still a Work in Progress

October 21, 2010

Kathleen Hall Jamieson of the Annenberg Public Policy Center comments on how polling data show that “President Obama now owns the economy.”

Article Source: Washington Times

Difficulties in Defining Errors in Case Against Harvard Researcher

October 25, 2010

The still unresolved case of Marc Hauser, the researcher accused by Harvard of scientific misconduct, points to the painful slowness of the government-university procedure for resolving such charges. It also underscores the difficulty of defining error in a field like animal cognition where inconsistent results are common.

Article Source: New York Times

Happiness Rethink

October 22, 2010

Betsey Stevenson and Justin Wolfers of the Wharton School are cited for their new working paper highlighting life satisfaction.

Article Source: Financial Times

Sex Hormones Influence Heart Function

October 20, 2010

Steven Kawut of the School of Medicine comments on cardiovascular research.

Article Source: Times of India

Online Gambling Rises Among College Males, High School Girls

October 19, 2010

A survey conducted by the Annenberg Adolescent Communication Institute is cited.

Article Source: Health News
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Media Contact:Karen Kreeger | karen.kreeger@uphs.upenn.edu | 215-349-5658October 18, 2010

Is Team Science Productive? Penn Study Measures the Collaborative Nature of Translational Medicine

Taking a cue from the world of business-performance experts and baseball talent scouts, Penn Medicine translational medicine researchers are among the first to find a way to measure the productivity of collaborations in a young, emerging institute. They published their findings the most recent issue of Science Translational Medicine.

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Media Contact:Karen Kreeger | karen.kreeger@uphs.upenn.edu | 215-349-5658October 18, 2010

Penn Study Gives Hope for New Class of Alzheimer’s Disease Drugs

Finding a drug that can cross the blood-brain barrier is the bane of drug development for Alzheimer’s disease and other neurological disorders of the brain. A new Penn study, published this week in the Journal of Neuroscience, has found and tested in an animal model of Alzheimer’s disease a class of drug that is able to enter the brain, where it stabilizes degenerating neurons and improves memory and learning.

Meatless Eating Is Hot on Philadelphia College Campuses

October 14, 2010

Victor Galli and Leah Abrams, students in the School of Arts Sciences, and Ian Penkala, a student in the School of Engineering and Applied Science, discuss Penn’s vegetarian dining options.

Article Source: Philadelphia Daily News