By Patrick Ammerman
What could be the downside to unemployment rates plummeting in recent years? One place to look is the road.
Research has shown that when the economy improves, motor vehicle fatalities also increase.
Smartphones and other high-tech gadgets let people of all ages shoot and edit videos and post them online. But, to tell a story well, more thought has to go into the process. A group of doctoral students at the Annenberg School for Communication at the University of Pennsylvania has teamed up with budding cinematographers at Roxborough High School in Philadelphia to help them hone their production skills and become better video story tellers.
Ferromagnetic materials, like compass needles, are useful because their magnetic polarization makes them rotate to align with magnetic fields. Ferroelectric materials behave in a similar way but with electric, rather than magnetic, fields.
Impact Network’s eSchool 360 program provides access to education to more than 2,200 students in rural Zambia. But the project might not have been possible had it not been for lessons learned in a classroom in Philadelphia.
When incoming freshman at the University of Pennsylvania are introduced to academic life through the Penn Reading Project this summer, the content of the material won’t be a book but a movie, “Citizen Kane.”
College-age women who participate in sorority rush largely describe the process as negative but report a sense of belonging and support once they’re in the group, according to research from University of Pennsylvania psychologist Melissa Hunt and Penn alumna Colleen Kase.
Adult stem cells represent a sort of blank clay from which a myriad of different cell and tissue types are molded and as such are of critical importance to health, ageing and disease. In tissues that turn over rapidly, such as the intestines, the self-renewing nature of stem cells and their susceptibility to cancer-causing mutations has led researchers to postulate that t
By Patrick Ammerman
Evidence of DNA “scrunching” may one day lead to a new class of drugs against viruses, according to a research team from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, the Georgia Institute of Technology, and Columbia University. The team is led by Stephen C.
As it has done for 25 years, Penn Volunteers in Public Service has provided as much as $1,000 in non-tuition scholarships to college-bound students from West Philadelphia high schools who were chosen based on community service and a
Switching to reduced nicotine content (RNC) cigarettes may not necessarily reduce harm to smokers, according to new research conducted by Penn’s Center for Interdisciplinary Research on Nicotine Addiction (CIRNA). Smokers also tend to ignore cautions contained in warning box labels, the authors found in a separate study.
José Arturo Bauermeister has been named the 10th Presidential Professor at the University of Pennsylvania, effective July 1. The announcement was made by Penn President Amy Gutmann and Provost Vincent Price.
Every person who cherishes freedom is heartbroken by the senseless and tragic violence that occurred in Orlando. On behalf of the entire Penn community I extend my deepest condolences and sympathies to the families who lost loved ones, and to all those in the LGBT and Hispanic communities who have been so personally devastated by this horrific act of terror.
Vaccines are usually medicine’s best defense against the world’s deadliest microbes. However, HIV is so mutable that it has so far effectively evaded both the human immune system and scientists’ attempts to make an effective vaccine to protect against it.
Through the generosity of alumni and others in the entertainment industry, seven University of Pennsylvania students in the Cinema and Media Studies program have the opportunity this summer to intern at film, television and digital media companies.
BluePen Biomarkers Announces Collaboration with the University of Pennsylvania to Develop Strategic ‘Multi-Omics’ Platform for Integrated Biomarker Discovery
The University of Pennsylvania has co-founded and structured BluePen Biomarkers in collaboration with BluePrint Bio, Inc. and Emerald Logic, Inc. to conduct biomarker research and identification. BluePen is creating a comprehensive biomarker measurement and discovery pipeline for the acceleration of personalized medicine.