Research

Can Greasy Fingerprints on Smart Phones Give Away Passcodes?

August 17, 2010

Researchers at of the School of Engineering and Applied Science are cited for research on smartphone password cracks.

Article Source: Discover

Old Irish Bones May Yield Murderous Secrets in Pa.

August 16, 2010

Janet Monge of the School of Arts and Sciences and Penn Museum says bones of Irish immigrants discovered in Philadelphia reveal secrets about both life and death.

Article Source: Associated Press

Back Then

August 14, 2010

Peter Struck of the School of Arts and Sciences compares today’s sports superstars’ salaries to those of ancient athletes.

Article Source: New York Times

Wireless Phones Cause Cancer or Other Maladies. Or Not

August 13, 2010

Kenneth Foster of the School of Engineering and Applied Science discusses cell-phone health risks.

Article Source: Philadelphia Daily News

Rare Sharing of Data Leads to Progress on Alzheimer’s

August 12, 2010

John Trojanowski of the School of Medicine comments on the research tactics behind a groundbreaking Alzheimer’s diagnostic discovery.

Article Source: New York Times

Inquiry on Harvard Lab Threatens Ripple Effect

August 12, 2010

Robert Seyfarth of the School of Arts and Sciences says one tainted scientific finding can spoil any others that were built on it.

Article Source: New York Times

Double Helix Trouble

August 13, 2010

Arthur Caplan of the School of Medicine comments on a Berkeley DNA sampling program for students.

Article Source: Inside Higher Ed

The New Republic: Who Should Test for Alzheimer's?

August 12, 2010

Jonathan Moreno of the School of Medicine and the School of Arts and Sciences authors an op-ed on the moral dilemmas surrounding a new Alzheimer’s-diagnosis procedure.

Article Source: National Public Radio

Spinal Fluid Test a New Tool for Diagnosing Alzheimer's Disease

August 10, 2010

John Trojanowski of the School of Medicine says a new Alzherimer’s diagnosis process “will be a useful tool to scientists working to develop treatments that slow the progress of the disease.”

Article Source: “PBS NewsHour”

Alzheimer Test Developed Largely at Penn Proves Effective

August 11, 2010

John Trojanowski of the School of Medicine is featured for his work on an Alzheimer’s diagnosis tool.

Article Source: Philadelphia Inquirer