Research

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.

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Media Contact:Karen Kreeger | | 215-349-5658August 26, 2010

Swimming Upstream: Molecular Approaches to Better Understand Male Infertility

Male infertility is a common medical problem, affecting millions of men in the United States annually. Its causes include an inability to make productive sperm. Now, using yeast as a model organism, researchers at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine are beginning to identify the molecular signals that could in part underlie that problem.

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Researchers at University of Pennsylvania Find Possible Genetic Link to Lou Gehrig's Disease

August 26, 2010

John Trojanowski, Virginia Lee and Aaron Gitler of the School of Medicine and Nancy Bonini of the School of Arts and Sciences are featured for their research on a Lou Gehrig’s disease gene.

Article Source: Philadelphia Inquirer

Penn Study Makes Breakthrough in Shrinking Tumors of Terminal Melanoma Patients

August 26, 2010

School of Medicine researchers are cited for a breakthrough melanoma treatment.

Article Source: Philadelphia Inquirer