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Learning lab on the river.[...]
Research findings, Jan|Feb 2016[...]
In Risky Medicine, History and Sociology of Science Professor Robert Aronowitz argues that today’s fixation on diagnosing and managing risk factors rather than treating diseases leads to anxiety and stress, over-diagnosis of conditions and overuse of drugs, and radical treatments that are unnecessary or harmful. [...]
When a Penn-CHOP team performed the world’s first double hand transplant on a child last summer, the landmark operation generated headlines around the world and young Zion Harvey became a YouTube star. But there’s a lot more to the story. [...]
No argument: Presidential debates need fixing.[...]
Is gambling on quitting smoking a smart bet? [...]
Penn Medicine’s Frances E. Jensen is a leader in studying how the brain develops and what that means for learning, behavior, and the treatment of disease at different ages. For her book on the teenage brain, she drew on the latest neuroscience findings—and the experiment going on in her own home.[...]
Risk factor: health-related websites track and share search data.[...]
Unconventional mathematician Robert Ghrist is using one of mathematics’ most abstract disciplines—algebraic topology—to solve real-world problems in robotics and sensor networks.[...]
SCAN certificate program serves non-specialists in neuroscience.[...]
Daniel Todes spent 25 years researching and writing his epochal biography of Ivan Pavlov. The result is a science historian’s answer to Tolstoy, Turgenev, and Dr. Zhivago.[...]
Who ya gonna call … to study the “sociological truth” of ghosts? [...]