PHILADELPHIA –- Launched in 2006, the University of Pennsylvania’s “Global Go-To Think Tank Rankings” annual report has become an authoritative source for the top public policy research institutes in the world. James McGann, assistant director of Penn’s International Relations Program, directs the Think Tanks and Civil Society Program at Penn. The report is available at www.gotothinktank.com or www.sas.upenn.edu/irp/.
Gene Therapy Research Team From Penn Vet and Scheie Eye Institute Cures Retinitis Pigmentosa in Dogs
PHILADELPHIA -- Members of a University of Pennsylvania research team have shown that they can prevent, or even reverse, a blinding retinal disease, X-linked Retinitis Pigmentosa, or XLRP, in dogs.
The disease in humans and dogs is caused by defects in the RPGR gene and results in early, severe and progressive vision loss. It is one of the most common inherited forms of retinal degeneration in man.
PHILADELPHIA -- The Executive Doctorate in Higher Education Management at the University of Pennsylvania Graduate School of Education is celebrating 10 years of developing leaders in higher education.
Edward Morrisey of the Perelman School of Medicine is cited for working to identify and characterize cells that affect lung repair and regeneration.
PHILADELPHIA – Writing one book is a daunting task, but writing three – simultaneously – might seem near impossible. But not for Marybeth Gasman.
Gasman, an education historian and professor at the University of Pennsylvania Graduate School of Education, has just finished three books – all of which she was writing and researching at the same time.
People who suffer from sleep disturbances are at major risk for obesity, diabetes, and coronary artery disease, according to new research from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania.
PHILADELPHIA — More than 17 million Americans 65 or older have at least one firearm. Based on the current patterns of gun ownership and population growth, the number of elderly people who own a firearm is expected to increase. In an article released by the American Journal of Public Health, Susan B.
The Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania is one of six institutions to be named part of the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute’s Lung Repair and Regeneration Consortium (LRRC). Each of the institutions will receive $2.5 million over five years.
PHILADELPHIA -- Over many generations, people living in the high-altitude regions of the Andes or on the Tibetan Plateau have adapted to life in low-oxygen conditions. Living with such a distinct and powerful selective pressure has made these populations a textbook example of evolution in action, but exactly how their genes convey a survival advantage remains an open question.
PHILADELPHIA — Cindy Christian, a faculty co-director at the University of Pennsylvania Field Center for Children’s Policy Practice & Research, has been named to a new 11-member Task Force on Child Protection. The appointment was made by Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett.