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Penn Launches Web Site Tracking Research Funded by American Recovery and Reinvestment Act
October 22, 2009
PHILADELPHIA –- The University of Pennsylvania has launched a Web site to inform the public of scientific research funding it has received from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, the stimulus measure that has delivered the largest increase in basic funding in the history of federally funded scientific research: $21.5 billion.
Center for Neuroscience and Society Opens at the University of Pennsylvania
August 14, 2009
PHILADELPHIA -- The University of Pennsylvania has launched the Penn Center for Neuroscience and Society, a cross-disciplinary endeavor to increase understanding of the impact of neuroscience on society through research and teaching and to encourage the responsible use of neuroscience for the benefit of humanity.
Penn Will Host First Neuroscience Boot Camp Aug. 6; News Media Welcome
August 4, 2009
PHILADELPHIA –- Psychologists, neuroscientists, legal scholars and faculty from the University of Pennsylvania are hosting Penn’s first Neuroscience Boot Camp, a nine-day seminar devoted to educating academics, legal and business professionals, economists, medical ethicists, policy makers, philosophers and writers on the impact of emerging neuroscience research and to foster an interdisciplinary effort to encourage responsible and ethical use of neuroscience for human benefit.
Karen Glanz Is Appointed Penn Integrates Knowledge Professor at University of Pennsylvania
June 9, 2009
PHILADELPHIA -- Karen Glanz, a globally influential public-health scholar, has been named the ninth Penn Integrates Knowledge University Professor at the University of Pennsylvania. The appointment was announced today by Penn President Amy Gutmann and Interim Provost Vincent Price.
Gustavo D. Aguirre Named 2009 Fellow of the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthamology
April 17, 2009
PHILADELPHIA -- Gustavo D. Aguirre, professor of medical genetics and ophthalmology in the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine, has been named a Distinguished Fellow by the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology.
Penn Scientists Use RNA to Reprogram One Cell Type into Another
April 16, 2009
PHILADELPHIA – For the past decade, researchers have tried to tweak cells at the gene and nucleus level to reprogram their identity.
Penn Researchers Demonstrate a New Model for Drug Discovery With a Fluorescent Anesthetic
April 3, 2009
PHILADELPHIA –- A collaboration of University of Pennsylvania and University of Wisconsin chemists and anesthesiologists have identified a fluorescent anesthetic compound that will assist researchers in obtaining more precise information about how anesthetics work in the body and will provide a means to more rapidly test new anesthetic compounds in the search for safer and more effective drugs. The study is published online in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Science.