Rethinking Sleep

September 22, 2012

David Dinges of the Perelman School of Medicine is cited for leading a study about sleeping.

Article Source: New York Times

Normal Brains, Waning With Age

September 23, 2012

Murray Grossman and Jason Karlawish of the Perelman School of Medicine are featured for studying aging and how it affects the brain.

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Planet of the Apes: A Newer, Branched Picture of Human Roots in Africa

September 24, 2012

Sarah Tishkoff of the School of Arts and Sciences and the Perelman School of Medicine and Joseph Lachance of the Perelman School of Medicine are cited for their research of human genetics.

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Philly Research Team May Share in $100 Million for Study of PTSD, Traumatic Brain Injury

September 20, 2012

Edna Foa of the Perelman School of Medicine is noted for her research on treatment of post-traumatic stress disorder.

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Media Contact:Karen Kreeger | | 215-349-5658September 20, 2012

Penn Study Documents Women's Experiences with Chromosome Abnormalities Found in Prenatal Test

PHILADELPHIA — We often hear that “knowledge is power.” But, that isn’t always the case, especially when the knowledge pertains to the health of an unborn child, with murky implications, at best. A new study, led by researchers from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, begins to document this exception to the general rule. 

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Media Contact:Katherine Unger Baillie | | 215-898-9194September 20, 2012

Queer Bioethics Comes to Life at Penn

PHILADELPHIA — It’s not every day that a new academic discipline is born. But that’s exactly what happened in 2010, when the Project on Bioethics, Sexuality and Gender Identity — or “Queer Bioethics,” for short — came to life at the University of Pennsylvania.

Mushroom Compound Lengthens Lives of Dogs With Cancer, Has Human Potential

September 19, 2012

Dorothy Cimino Brown of the School of Veterinary Medicine is highlighted for her study of canine cancer.

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Media Contact:Evan Lerner | | 215-573-6604September 17, 2012

As World’s Most Powerful Digital Camera Records First Images, Penn Team Gears Up to Study Dark Energy

Eight billion years ago, rays of light from distant galaxies began their long journey to Earth. On Sept. 17, that ancient starlight found its way to a mountaintop in Chile, where the newly constructed Dark Energy Camera, the most powerful sky-mapping machine ever created, captured and recorded it for the first time.

Ultrafast Chips That Run on Light: Nanoswitch Breakthrough Brings Us Closer

September 12, 2012

Ritesh Agarwal of the School of Engineering and Applied Science shares the process and challenges of creating an all-optical photonic switch.

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The Model Minority Myth Continues

September 12, 2012

Marybeth Gasman of the Graduate School of Education authors an op-ed dissecting a recently published article, ‘“Asians Are Good at Math. What an Awful Stereotype.”

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