A new brain connectivity study from Penn Medicine published today in the Proceedings of National Academy of Sciences found striking differences in the neural wiring of men and women that’s lending credence to some commonly-held beliefs about their behavior.
Using a video game in which people navigate through a virtual town delivering objects to specific locations, a team of neuroscientists from the University of Pennsylvania and Freiburg University has discovered how brain cells that encode spatial information form “geotags” for specific memories and are activated immediately before those memories are recalled.
The blood stem cells that live in bone marrow are at the top of a complex family tree. Such stem cells split and divide down various pathways that ultimately produce red cells, white cells and platelets.
Meghan Hussey, a 2012 University of Pennsylvania graduate, is one of 12 Americans selected to receive a George J. Mitchell Scholarship for graduate studies in Ireland or Northern Ireland.
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Dean Eduardo Glandt of the School of Engineering and Applied Science is quoted about the design of the Krishna P. Singh Center for Nanotechnology.
Ezekiel Emanuel of the Perelman School of Medicine and the Wharton School co-authors an op-ed about the unlikeliness of a physician shortage.
Jeffrey Berns of the Perelman School of Medicine offers data about life expectancy among older dialysis patients.
Robert Ousterhout of the School of Arts and Sciences says, “Supporting the reopening of Hagia Sophia has become the litmus test of the true believer.”
Chileshe Nkonde-Price of the Perelman School of Medicine is highlighted for chatting with hair salon customers about heart disease being on the rise among African-American women.