Research

Updated: Harvard Says Marc Hauser Guilty of Science Misconduct

August 20, 2010

David Premack of the School of Arts and Sciences says, "Dishonesty in cognitive science is somehow more disturbing than dishonesty in biology or physical science."

Article Source: USA Today
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Media Contact:Jill DiSanto-Haines | jdisanto@upenn.edu | 215-898-4820September 1, 2010

Penn GSE Professor to Speak at White House-Sponsored Conference During National HBCU Week

PHILADELPHIA — Marybeth Gasman, an associate professor in the University of Pennsylvania Graduate School of Education, will speak at the White House Initiative on Historically Black Colleges and Universities conference in Washington, D.C., during National HBCU Week, which runs Sept. 12-15.

Spinal Taps May Be Useful in Predicting Brain Disorders

August 30, 2010

 Leslie Shaw of the School of Medicine is cited for his research on an early Alzheimer’s diagnostic tool.

Article Source: Los Angeles Times

First Tests for Stem Cell Therapy Are Near

August 29, 2010

John Gearhart of the School of Veterinary Medicine and the School of Medicine comments on the possible impact of stem-cell transplantation therapy.

Article Source: Washington Post

What Does It Mean to Be an Ant?

August 26, 2010

 Shelly Berger of the School of Medicine comments on a breakthrough genome study.

Article Source: Nature

The Death of an American Dream

August 27, 2010

Thomas Sugrue of the School of Arts and Sciences and Joseph Gyourko of the Wharton School say real estate can be an inconsistent investment.

Article Source: Toronto Globe and Mail

The Quality Question

August 29, 2010

Robert Zemsky of the Graduate School of Education and the Learning Alliance for Higher Education discusses the state of higher education and is cited for his book “Making Reform Work: The Case for Transforming American Higher Education.

Gaining on Death, Cooling Therapy Catches on Slowly

August 26, 2010

Benjamin Abella of the School of Medicine discusses hypothermia’s clinical uses in treating cardiac arrest.

Article Source: Reuters

'I Am Hatred': What Turns Someone Into a Psycho-Killer?

August 25, 2010

Adrian Raine of the School of Arts and Sciences and the School of Medicine is cited for his neurological research on psychopathic behavior.

Article Source: “Nightline” (ABC News)
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Media Contact:Karen Kreeger | 215-349-5658 | August 26, 2010

Genome Comparison of Ants Establishes New Model Species for Molecular Research

By comparing two species of ants, Shelley Berger, PhD, the Daniel S. Och University Professor at the University of Pennsylvania, and colleagues Danny Reinberg, PhD, New York University, and Juergen Liebig, PhD, Arizona State University, have established an important new avenue of research for epigenetics -- the study of how the expression or suppression of particular genes affects an organism's characteristics, development, and even behavior.