PHILADELPHIA -– A study at the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine has identified the function of one of the earliest antibodies in the animal kingdom, an ancient immunoglobulin that helps explain the evolution of human intestinal immune responses. It was discovered to play a predominant role in the guts of fish and paves the way for a better understanding of human gut immunity as well as for safer, healthier approaches to keeping fish from pathogen infections. The findings appear in the online version of
Daniel Rader of the School of Medicine says a genome scan revealing cholesterol genes is “a goldmine of new discovery.”
Michael Kearns of the School of Engineering and Applied Science applies algorithms to stock market trading.
David Silverman of the School of Arts and Sciences and Penn Museum comments on an exhibit featuring King Tut’s chariot.
PHILADELPHIA –- The Positive Psychology Center of the University of Pennsylvania and the John Templeton Foundation have announced the recipients of the 2010 Templeton Positive Neuroscience Awards, $2.9 million given to 15 new research projects at the intersection of neuroscience and positive psychology.
The winning projects explore a range of topics including how the brain enables humans to flourish, the biological bases of altruism and the effects of positive interventions on the brain.
PHILADELPHIA — Marsha I. Lester and Gary Molander of the University of Pennsylvania have been named 2010 fellows of The American Chemical Society, an honor bestowed on 192 scientists who have demonstrated outstanding accomplishments in chemistry and made important contributions to ACS, the world’s largest scientific society.
Lawrence Holzman of the School of Medicine discusses a study on kidney disease among African-Americans.
Jeffrey Weiser of the School of Medicine says there is such a thing as good bacteria.