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ADHD Drugs Don’t Boost Kids’ Grades

July 8, 2013

Martha Farah of the School of Arts and Sciences is cited for not finding any cognitive benefit from Adderall taken by students.

Article Source: The Wall Street Journal

The Latest Pathway to Creativity: Electroshock Your Brain

July 3, 2013

Sharon Thompson-Schill of the School of Arts and Sciences describes her research on inducing creativity by passing an electric current through a part of the brain.

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Late Night Snacking Tied to Weight Gain From Sleep Deprivation

July 1, 2013

Student Andrea Spaeth of the School of Arts and Sciences is quoted about her research on the connection between sleep duration and weight gain.

Article Source: The Huffington Post
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Media Contact:Manasee Wagh | manasee@upenn.edu | 215-898-9194June 28, 2013

Penn Biologists Simulate a Cell in Action

The inner workings of a cell involve hundreds of thousands of discrete molecules, engaged in a repeating cycle of interactions that sustain life.

You Can Boost Your Baby’s Vocabulary

June 25, 2013

Lila Gleitman of the School of Arts and Sciences discusses how children learn their first words.

Article Source: Philly.com
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Media Contact:Evan Lerner | elerner@upenn.edu | 215-573-6604June 25, 2013

Penn to Implement AAU Undergraduate STEM Education Initiative

The University of Pennsylvania has been named a project site for the Undergraduate STEM Education Initiative, a multiyear, multimillion dollar project that aims to improve the quality of education in science, technology, engineering and mathematics.

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Media Contact:Evan Lerner | elerner@upenn.edu | 215-573-6604June 24, 2013

Penn Psychologists Show that Quality Matters More Than Quantity for Word Learning

Several studies have shown that how much parents say to their children when they are very young is a good predictor of children’s vocabulary at the point when they begin school.

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Media Contact:Manasee Wagh | manasee@upenn.edu | 215-898-9194June 18, 2013

Penn Researchers Pinpoint How Smoking Causes Osteoporosis

Human bone breaks down and regenerates naturally all the time, in a perfectly balanced dance that maintains skeletal integrity.

As people age, bone tends to deteriorate faster, causing osteoporosis and other disorders. Smoking artificially accelerates bone degeneration as well.

Discovery Could Speed Creation of Less-addictive Painkillers

June 14, 2013

Jeff Saven of the School of Arts and Sciences is quoted on his work to decrease the number of patients addicted to painkillers.

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Media Contact:Evan Lerner | elerner@upenn.edu | 215-573-6604June 17, 2013

Mark Allen Named Scientific Director of Penn’s Singh Center for Nanotechnology

Mark G. Allen has been named the inaugural scientific director of the University of Pennsylvania’s Krishna P. Singh Center for Nanotechnology