The author wanted to know why the stem-cell treatments that worked so well for her hobbled dog aren’t being used to put the spring back in humans’ steps. Researchers at Penn’s Institute for Regenerative Medicine explained—and shared some of their own, measured, progress toward successful therapies.[...]
Penn researchers develop a $2 genetic test for Zika virus.[...]
Parents wrong again: APPC study shows social media mostly OK for kids.[...]
Can techniques to measure health outcomes help community planning? [...]
First Bioethics Film Festival focuses on “authority and rebellion.” [...]
From matchbook-sized models of living human organs to the surprising alternative-energy implications of symbiotic giant clams, the work of three new faculty members represents the changing face of bioscience at Penn.[...]
Scott Barry Kaufman has been called “the leading empirical creativity researcher of his generation.” Now he wants to use the tools he’s developed to unleash the “quiet potential” of vulnerable people—including kids like him—and help them flourish.[...]
IUR panel debates ETA for driverless cars.[...]
Unveiled: Penn-Novartis Center for Advanced Cellular Therapeutics.[...]
“Enlightenment is for anyone.”[...]
Historic preservation studio challenges neighborhood assumptions.[...]
Y-Prize winners get $10,000 in beer money.[...]
Q&A on sociologist David Grazian’s American Zoo. [...]
Biden’s cancer “moonshot” lifts off at Penn.[...]
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? [...]