Research

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
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Media Contact:Jacquie Posey | jposey@upenn.edu | 215-898-6460 October 14, 2010

Penn Bioengineers Awarded DoD Grant to Study the Neuronal Effects of Blasts, Tackles and Collisions

PHILADELPHIA –- A collaboration of biologists and bioengineers, including researchers from the University of Pennsylvania, has received a $6.25 million, 5-year grant from the Department of Defense to study the effects of blast waves on the neural circuitry of the brain.

Combining 'Best' of Two Surgical Techniques for Right Dorsal Colitis

October 10, 2010

The School of Veterinary Medicine’s New Bolton Center is cited for research on equine right dorsal colitis.

Article Source: theHorse.com

How Marriage Survives

October 12, 2010

Justin Wolfers of the Wharton School authors an op-ed citing his and colleague Betsey Stevenson’s research on the social evolution of marriage.

Article Source: New York Times

Pew: Rate of People Moving Into Philly Exceeds Rate of Those Moving Out

October 7, 2010

Janice Madden of the School of Arts and Sciences and the Wharton School discusses Philadelphia in-migration.

Article Source: Philadelphia Inquirer