Research

A Hair-Raising Solution?

September 1, 2013

George Cotsarelis of the Perelman School of Medicine is cited for his baldness research.

Article Source: The Scientist
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Media Contact:Jessica Mikulski | jessica.mikulski@uphs.upenn.edu | 215-349-8369September 5, 2013

Penn Medicine Researchers Pin Down the Genetics of Going Under

Falling asleep in your bed at night and being “put to sleep” under general anesthesia – as well as waking up in the morning or coming out of anesthesia – aren’t quite the same thing, yet they share some important similarities.  Max Kelz, MD, PhD, assistant professor of Anes

Out of Sync

September 1, 2013

The research of Mitch Lazar and Georgios Paschos of the Perelman School of Medicine is highlighted in an article about why eating at inappropriate times is connected to negative and profound effects on our bodies.

Article Source: The Scientist
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Media Contact:Evan Lerner | elerner@upenn.edu | 215-573-6604September 4, 2013

Penn Science Café: Studying Self-Control

Associate Professor of Psychology Robert Kurzban studies how the mind has adapted over time to the challenges of the social world, such as how to make decisions about cooperation, morality and punishment. Kurzban will talk about one trait we associate with these challenges: willpower.

Penn Scientist Studies Agonizing Death by Nerve Gas

September 4, 2013

Paul Axelsen of the Perelman School of Medicine is featured for studying sarin gas.

Article Source: Philly.com

Video: Dime-size Frog Likely Uses Mouth to Help It Hear

September 4, 2013

Yale Cohen of the Perelman School of Medicine suggests the analogy of a swimming pool to help explain the role of the middle ear.

Article Source: ABC News
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Media Contact:Evan Lerner | elerner@upenn.edu | 215-573-6604September 3, 2013

Penn Team Begins Five-Year Sky-Mapping Mission as Part of Dark Energy Survey

For hundreds of nights during the next five years, the world’s most powerful digital camera will turn skyward, helping a team of physicists and astronomers from around the globe answer fundamental questions about our universe.

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Media Contact:Madeleine Kruhly | mkruhly@sas.upenn.edu | 215-898-1435September 3, 2013

Penn Student Contributes to the Design of a Safer Coronary Stent

As a participant in the Roy and Diana Vagelos Scholars Program in the Molecular Life Sciences at the University of Pennsylvania, senior Chris Kampmeyer has spent the past year testing the shapes of coronary stent struts.

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Media Contact:Katherine Unger Baillie | kbaillie@upenn.edu | 215-898-9194September 3, 2013

Penn Biologists Show That Generosity Leads to Evolutionary Success

With new insights into the classical game theory match-up known as the “Prisoner’s Dilemma,” University of Pennsylvania biologists offer a mathematically based explanation for why cooperation and generosity have evolved in nature.

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Media Contact:Evan Lerner | elerner@upenn.edu | 215-573-6604September 3, 2013

Penn Develops Computer Model That Will Help Design Flexible Touchscreens

Electronic devices with touchscreens are ubiquitous, and one key piece of technology makes them possible: transparent conductors.