Research

Study Finds Clues to Kidney Disease in African Americans

August 2, 2010

Lawrence Holzman of the School of Medicine discusses a study on kidney disease among African-Americans.

Article Source: Philadelphia Inquirer

Growing Up Poor Can Affect Brain Development

August 1, 2010

Martha Farah of the School of Arts and Sciences says poverty may affect brain function.

Article Source: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Another Drop for Sociology

August 2, 2010

Jerry Jacobs of the School of Arts and Sciences co-authors a job-market report for the American Sociological Association.

Article Source: Inside Higher Ed

Weightlifting Professor Attests to Health Benefits

August 2, 2010

Kathryn Schmitz of the School of Medicine discusses the benefits of resistance training.

Article Source: Philadelphia Inquirer
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Media Contact:Jordan Reese | jreese@upenn.edu | 215-573-6604August 1, 2010

Mechanical Regulation Effects Stem Cell Development, Adhesion

PHILADELPHIA –- Bioengineers at the University of Pennsylvania have created a system to control the flexibility of the substrate surfaces on which cells are grown without changing the surface properties, providing a technique for more controlled lab experiments on cellular mechanobiology, an important step in the scientific effort to understand how cells sense and respond to mechanical forces in their environment.

What You Drink May Be Seen as How You Think in Job Interviews

July 30, 2010

Maurice Schweitzer of the Wharton School is cited for his research on drinking and job interviews.

Article Source: Economic Times (India)

More Foods Hinder Than Help Sleep

July 29, 2010

Michael Grandner of the School of Medicine discusses his research on how food affects sleep.

Article Source: Washington Post

Patients, Hospitals Wrestle Over Tumor Tissue

July 29, 2010

Arthur Caplan, George Coukos and Michael Feldman of the School of Medicine discuss issues surrounding the use of live cells for research.

Article Source: Philadelphia Inquirer

Who Is Marybeth Gasman?

July 21, 2010

Mary Beth Gasman of the Graduate School of Education is profiled for her study of historically black colleges and universities.

"Seek, Test, Treat and Retain" to Stem HIV Among Drug Users

July 28, 2010

Charles O'Brien of the School of Medicine discusses the benefit of HIV treatment among drug users.

Article Source: Reuters