Research

Sniffing .300, Hitters Hunker Down on Last Chances

October 2, 2010

Uri Simonsohn of the Wharton School is cited for co-authoring an analytical study of motivation in Major League Baseball.

Article Source: New York Times

The Math and Science of Baseball

October 5, 2010

Shane Jensen of the Wharton School creates a mathematical model to analyze sports errors.

Article Source: MSNBC

US Apologises for '40s Syphilis Study in Guatemala

October 2, 2010

Arthur Caplan of the School of Medicine comments on a case of unethical governmental medical testing in the 1940s.

Article Source: Associated Press

Scientist as Subject

October 1, 2010

James Hoxie, Robert Doms and Carl June of the School of Medicine are cited for their AIDS research.

Article Source: The Scientist

Audio: Podcast: Why Greater Detroit Is So Segregated

October 1, 2010

Thomas Sugrue of the School of Arts and Sciences discusses segregation in Greater Detroit.

Article Source: Time

Video: Secrets of the Silk Road

October 4, 2010

Victor Mair of the School of Arts and Sciences and Penn Museum offers insight into the “Secrets of the Silk Road” exhibit.

Article Source: CNN

Study: Computerized Order Entry System Has Unintended Consequences

September 27, 2010

Brian Strom and other researchers at the School of Medicine are cited for their study involving a computerized physician order-entry system.

Article Source: Wall Street Journal
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Media Contact:Jacquie Posey | jposey@upenn.edu | 215-898-6460September 29, 2010

Penn Biologists Say Species Accumulate on Earth at Slower Rates Than in the Past

PHILADELPHIA –- Computational biologists at the University of Pennsylvania say that species are still accumulating on Earth but at a slower rate than in the past.

Accident Led to Cancer Treatment for 'Philadelphia Chromosome'

September 29, 2010

Peter Nowell of the School of Medicine is featured discussing his co-discovery of the Philadelphia chromosome.

Article Source: Philadelphia Inquirer

Grayson Calls Opponent 'Taliban Dan Webster'

September 27, 2010

Factcheck.org of the Annenberg Public Policy Center analyzes the veracity of political attack ads.

Article Source: Washington Post