A Perelman School of Medicine study shows the correlation of ‘greened’ vacant lots and neighborhood crime.
Brian Litt of the Perelman School of Medicine discusses research he led about developing a microelectronic device to help map brain activity.
In New Study, Penn Researchers Unveil Decline of Higher Education Opportunity and Affordability in Illinois
PHILADELPHIA — Researchers from the University of Pennsylvania Graduate School of Education have found a decade-long decline of higher education opportunity and affordability in Illinois. They also found that state leaders have abandoned effective policies that once resulted in outstanding performance in higher education.
Tales from the Crypt: Penn Study on Gut Cell Regeneration Reconciles Long-Standing Research Controversy
PHILADELPHIA - The lining of the intestine regenerates itself every few days as compared to say red blood cells that turn over every four months. The cells that help to absorb food and liquid that humans consume are constantly being produced. The various cell types that do this come from stem cells that reside deep in the inner recesses of the accordion-like folds of the intestines, called villi and crypts.
PHILADELPHIA — Vision is amazing because it seems so mundane. Peoples’ eyes, nerves and brains translate light into electrochemical signals and then into an experience of the world around them. A close look at the physics of just the first part of this process shows that even seemingly simple tasks, like keeping a stable perception of an object’s color in different lighting conditions or distinguishing black and white objects, is, in fact, very challenging.
WHO: Michael Meister, professor of South Asia Studies in the Department of Art History at the University of Pennsylvania
WHAT: Penn Lightbulb Café lecture on “Conducting Research in Pakistan: Restoring Religious Monuments in Swat”
Keith Hampton of the Annenberg School for Communication comments on how Facebook might bebeneficial to users’ relationships.
PHILADELPHIA - Scientists at Penn’s Perelman School of Medicine Center for Research in FOP and Related Disorders have developed a new genetic approach to specifically block the damaged copy of the gene for a rare bone disease, while leaving the normal copy untouched.