A race for the ages: the Quakers captured their first Penn Relays title in 42 years with a Championship of America victory in the 4xMile in front 44,469 fans at Franklin Field on a beautiful Saturday.
For the ninth time in 10 years, the University of Pennsylvania is the Ivy League women’s lacrosse champion after the No. 14 Quakers defeated No. 18 Cornell, 10-6.
Researchers from the University of Pennsylvania observed that sleep deprivation is tied to an impairment of protein production in the hippocampus, a brain region thought to be central to memory. By experimentally increasing the expression of a gene involved in regulating protein synthesis in mice, they were able to prevent these deficits.
University of Pennsylvania President Amy Gutmann today announced the selection of four undergraduates as the inaugural President’s Innovation Prize recipients.
Penn/Vanderbilt Study: Genetic Risk Factors of Disparate Diseases Share Similar Biological UnderpinningsApril 29, 2016
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Research about college affordability led by the Institute for Research on Higher Education in the Graduate School of Education is cited.
Barbara Kahn of the Wharton School says, “Cards that don’t make sense for someone’s life won’t be bought in today’s world, so looking for an underserved segment is a terrific growth opportunity.”
Undergraduate Alfredo Muniz is featured as one of the 2016 President’s Innovation Prize winners.
John Zhang of the Wharton School comments on plummeting Apple iPhone sales in China.
Dean Richardson, Barbara Dallap Schaer and Thomas Schaer of the School of Veterinary Medicine are quoted about a new robotic system for taking CT scans of animals while standing.
Joni Finney of the Graduate School of Education comments about co-authoring a study on college affordability for Americans.
Anjan Chatterjee of the Perelman School of Medicine says, “In cognitive neuroscience in general, we’re in a transition period between hypothesis- or theory-driven investigations and data-driven investigations.”
Ronac Mamtani of the Perelman School of Medicine is quoted about leading a study that suggests cholesterol levels, not statins, influence colorectal cancer risk.