Penn Study Shows Acupuncture Provides Significant Quality of Life Improvements for Breast Cancer Patients
Use of electroacupuncture (EA) – a form of acupuncture where a small electric current is passed between pairs of acupuncture needles – produces significant improvements in fatigue, anxiety and depression in as little as eight weeks for early stage breast cancer patients experiencing joint pain related to the use of aromatase inhibitors (AIs) to treat breast cancer.
Up to 20 percent of Parkinson's disease (PD) patients and their families may confront a common but largely unrecognized challenge: the occurrence of impulse control disorders (ICDs) such as compulsive gambling, sexual behavior, eating, or spending. Yet the presence of PD in these patients can severely limit or complicate treatment options.
Marija Drndić, a professor in the Department of Physics & Astronomy in the University of Pennsylvania's School of Arts & Sciences has been awarded a two-year, $880,000 grant for a project aimed at reducing the cost and time of genome sequencing.
By Madeleine Stone @themadstone
A pair of University of Pennsylvania physicists will receive one of the nine grants being awarded this year by the Charles E.
After more than a decade of development and planning, the National Science Foundation has approved federal construction of the Large Synoptic Survey Telescope. The Association of Universities for Research in Astronomy, of which the University of Pennsylvania is a member, will manage the $473 million construction project.
Erica Ma, spent her junior year at the University of Pennsylvania working in a federal government internship that didn’t require her to live in Washington, D.C., or be based in any specific part of the world. That’s because she worked remotely as an e-intern in the State Department’s Virtual Student Foreign Service program.
Penn Medicine: Competition Seeks Experts in Science and Machine Learning to Predict and Detect Seizures
Epilepsy affects more than 50 million people worldwide. The disorder is caused by abnormal electrical activity in the brain that can bring about seizures, changes in awareness or sensation and behavior.
The National Institutes of Health have awarded University of Pennsylvania researchers a five-year, $2.8 million grant to further research on techniques for monitoring blood flow in the brain following strokes.
Back in 1992, when movie buff and native Philadelphian Chris Donovan earned his English degree from the University of Pennsylvania, he had little idea of how fortuitous the line “I’ll be back” from The Terminator would become.
The best way to cure most cases of cancer is to surgically remove the tumor. The Achilles heel of this approach, however, is that the surgeon may fail to extract the entire tumor, leading to a local recurrence.
On June 18, Jelani Hayes, a rising senior at the University of Pennsylvania boarded an early-morning bus to Albany, N.Y., with grass roots organizers from Voices of Community Activists & Leaders, VOCAL-New York, and others.
Two University of Pennsylvania building projects have received LEED Gold certification by the U.S. Green Building Council: The Krishna P. Singh Center for Nanotechnology and the Wharton School’s Steinberg-Dietrich Hall West Tower Entrance addition.
The University of Pennsylvania’s robotic soccer team now has another world championship trophy to add to its collection.
Seven faculty members from the Graduate School of Education at the University of Pennsylvania are advancing higher education and fostering open, equitable societies around the globe through the Alliance for Higher Education and Democracy, or AHEAD.
On a Wednesday afternoon in the Cobbs Creek Environmental Education Center, a group gathered around a large table covered in maps and photos.
This fall, a new University of Pennsylvania open learning course will teach elementary German online. The free course will offer students a way to learn the language while widening their circle of German speaking friends and followers via social media.
“Auf Deutsch: Communicating in German Across Cultures,” a six-week, non-credit course will launch Oct. 6.
When Marta Rivas-Olmeda and her husband, Jorge Santiago-Avilés, moved into their home in the University of Pennsylvania’s Kings Court English College House, the courtyard was full of concrete and weeds.
Dennis Culhane, a professor in the University of Pennsylvania School of Social Policy & Practice, will speak at a conference hosted by the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy and the
Actin is the most abundant protein in the body, and when you look more closely at its fundamental role in life, it’s easy to see why. It is the basis of most movement in the body, and all cells and components within them have the capacity to move: muscle contracting, heart beating, blood clotting, and nerve cells communicating, among many other functions.