Research

The Capital Reworks Its Jobs Data

December 6, 2010

Greg Kaplan of the School of Arts and Sciences is cited for co-authoring a study on interstate migration through the recession.

Article Source: Newsweek

Penn Develops Biomarker Test for Parkinson’s

November 30, 2010

John Q. Trojanowski and Alice Chen-Plotkin of the School of Medicine comment on new developments.

Audio: Overeating, Like Drug Use, Rewards And Alters Brain

December 1, 2010

Teresa Reyes of the School of Medicine shows that food can change the brain through a Penn research experiment with mice.

Article Source: National Public Radio

The French Academic Diaspora

December 1, 2010

The Richard Lounsbery Award (overseen by the National Academy of Sciences and its French counterpart) goes each year to a young scientist who has demonstrated "extraordinary scientific achievement in science and medicine." The prize typically alternates between French and American scientists. The last three French winners teach at Harvard, Rockefeller and Columbia Universities.

Article Source: Inside Higher Ed

The Joyless or the Jobless

November 25, 2010

Justin Wolfers and Betsey Stevenson of the Wharton School say there is no data to support the idea that, once an economy reaches a certain per-person income level, economic growth ceases to increase happiness.

Article Source: Economist

Penn Scientist’s Vaccine Shows Promise Against Early Form of Breast Cancer

November 25, 2010

Brian J. Czerniecki and Gary K. Koski of the School of Medicine are featured for their experimental vaccine to treat early-stage breast cancer.

Article Source: Philadelphia Inquirer
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Media Contact:Kim Menard | kim.menard@uphs.upenn.edu | 215-662-6183 November 29, 2010

First Blood Test to Determine Cognitive Impairment in Parkinson’s Disease Developed at Penn

PHILADELPHIA –Researchers at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine’s Udall Center for Parkinson's Research have developed the first blood-based biomarker test to predict cognitive decline in Parkinson’s disease (PD). If results can be replicated and standardized in other Parkinson patients, by other investigators, the test could be a useful tool to use in selecting patients for the development of new drugs that can slow or prevent this complication of the disease.

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Media Contact:Karen Kreeger | karen.kreeger@uphs.upenn.edu | 215-349-5658November 29, 2010

Color-Changing “Blast Badge” Detects Exposure to Explosive Shock Waves

PHILADELPHIA - Mimicking the reflective iridescence of a butterfly's wing, investigators at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and School of Engineering and Applied Sciences have developed a color-changing patch that could be worn on soldiers' helmets and uniforms to indicate the strength of exposure to blasts from explosives in the field.

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Media Contact:Jacquie Posey | jposey@upenn.edu | 215-898-6460November 23, 2010

New Technique Created at Penn Allows Researchers to Study Cell Forces in 3-D

PHILADELPHIA -- Researchers at the University of Pennsylvania have created a revolutionary new technique that will allow scientists to accurately measure the forces cells exert as they move through a three-dimensional environment.

Experts on Aging: Stay Fit After 65 to Live Longer, Better

November 21, 2010

Kathryn Schmitz of the School of Medicine discusses her research on the benefits of exercise for patients undergoing cancer treatments.

Article Source: USA Today