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A shared past for East Africa's hunter-gatherers

Research led by University of Pennsylvania scientists offers a new look at African genetic diversity, with data from 50 populations. Among other insights, their analysis suggests that geographically far-flung hunter-gatherer groups, a few of whom speak languages involving clicks, share a common ancestry.
Tags: Science, University of Pennsylvania, East Africa

Passage Bio Gets $116M As Wilson, Yamada Team Up On Gene Therapy Again

Longtime biopharmaceutical executive Tachi Yamada helped keep the work of gene therapy pioneer James Wilson alive 20 years ago when Wilson was mired in controversy and the emerging field was in its darkest days.Now that gene therapy has come of age, in part because of Wilson’s work, the two are teaming up again. They’ve co-founded a startup, Passage Bio, which aims to use the technology to treat a slew of rare brain diseases.Passage, which has a broad alliance with Wilson’s gene therapy center ...
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When research participation pays, some people lie, Penn study suggests

Offering compensation can be an important tactic to attract potential participants for enrollment in research studies, but it might come at a cost. A new study conducted by researchers in the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania found that up to 23 percent of respondents lied about their eligibility to participate in a survey when offered payment, even small amounts.
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Medivis has launched its augmented reality platform for surgical planning

After two years of development, Medivis, a New York-based company developing augmented reality data integration and visualization tools for surgeons, is bringing its first product to market. The company was founded by Osamah Choudhry and Christopher Morley who met as senior residents at NYU Medical Center. Initially a side-project, the two residents roped in some engineers to help develop their first prototypes and after a stint in NYU’s Summer Launchpad program the two decided to launch the com...
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Elizabeth Banks Praises Her Husband Max: ‘We Work Very Well Together’

Elizabeth Banks of ‘Shrill’ speaks onstage during the Hulu Panel during the Winter TCA 2019 on February 11, 2019 in Pasadena, California. Rachel Murray/Getty Images for Hulu Max Handelman isn’t just Elizabeth Banks’ business partner at production company Brownstone Productions: He’s also her husband of 15 years. And at the Television Critics Association’s winter press tour, the 45-year-old actress reflected on how they complement each other’s strengths. Celebrity Couples Who Prove Th...
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Taali takes its popped water lily snacks from Y Combinator to the world

Aditya and Aarti Kochhar Kaji didn’t set out to start the snack food business Taali Foods when they were studying for their business degrees at Harvard. The couple both hail from Mumbai and met at the University of Pennsylvania . They were married before starting at Harvard’s Business School and initially were interested in other areas — Aarti was exploring a career in venture capital and Aditya Kaji was looking at the food and beverage industry broadly in his classes at Harvard, Kochhar Kaji ...
Tags: Amazon, Food, TC, Y Combinator, New York, Texas, Whole Foods, California, Entrepreneurship, India, Tech, Companies, Harvard, Pennsylvania, United States, Venture Capital

Realtors® Release New Vision for Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac Reform

Washington, D.C. – February 7, 2019 ( With over 400 people on hand for the National Association of Realtors®’ Housing Finance Reform Policy Forum, NAR today unveiled a new vision for reforming the GSEs. As featured speakers for the panel titled “NAR’s vision: A plan for secondary finance shaped in the aftermath of adversity for longevity,” co-authors Dr. Susan Wachter, Professor of Real Estate and Finance at the University of Pennsylvania, and Dr. Richard Cooperstein, head of Risk Ma...
Tags: Real Estate, Washington, America, Radio, University of Pennsylvania, Freddie Mac, Congressional, NAR, FHFA, Grand Hyatt, Fannie Mae, National Association of Realtors, Real Estate News, The National Association of Realtors, Real Estate and Finance, Middle America

Research Finds New Health Benefits from Sleep

“To die, to sleep — perchance to dream — ay, there’s the rub, for in this sleep of death what dreams may come…” – William Shakespeare, Hamlet Everyone requires sleep in order to function properly. Sleep is known to aid in healing, in memory formation, reducing stress, eliminating toxins – literally wiping the slate clean of the day’s experiences to begin anew. The subject of decades of research, sleep science continues to amass evidence of new health benefits from sleep. A Single Gene T...
Tags: Psychology, Sleep, Memory, Research, Insomnia, Agitation, Anger Management, University of Pennsylvania, Anger, Jackson, Nightmares, Smith, Sleep Disorder, Northwestern University, Memory And Perception, Circadian Rhythm

Hits keep coming for Ducks goalie John Gibson, who sits out Friday’s practice

PHILADELPHIA — The struggle is real. Back when the Ducks were actually winning games with regularity and there was talk of a Vezina Trophy awaiting goaltender John Gibson at season’s end, there seemed to be little worry he would need a backup beyond a few spot starts from Ryan Miller. Now that the season has gone haywire and the Ducks are spiraling toward the bottom of the NHL’s overall standings, it appears Gibson could use all the help he could get. He took another hit late in the second perio...
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Your dog could donate blood under proposed California law, but critics say more pets will die

After donating blood, workers bandage the neck of Kansas at Hemopet in Garden Grove. (File photo by Paul Rodriguez, Orange County Register/SCNG) Recused greyhound gets a walk at Hemopet, an animal blood bank, greyhound rescue and adoption. (File photo by Leonard Ortiz,Orange County Register/SCNG) Sound The gallery will resume in seconds Greyhounds get play time at Hemopet in Garden Grove. (File photo, Steve K. Zylius, The Orange County Register) Recused greyhounds in their ken...
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Realtors® to Again Lead Industry Talks on Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac Reform

NAR’s first annual policy forum will unveil a new comprehensive vision for GSE reform. Washington. D.C. – February 1, 2019 ( On February 7, dozens of industry stakeholders and hundreds of invested attendees will gather for the National Association of Realtors®’ first-annual Policy Forum at the Grand Hyatt in Washington. As Congress and the Federal Housing Finance Agency work to develop a framework for GSE reform, NAR will bring together some of the most engaged and influential fig...
Tags: Real Estate, Congress, Washington, America, Radio, University of Pennsylvania, Freddie Mac, NAR, Grand Hyatt, Fannie Mae, National Association of Realtors, Real Estate News, Company Inc, Federal Housing Finance Agency, Fannie, Real Estate and Finance

How one gene in a tiny fish may alter an aquatic ecosystem

Variations in a single gene in a tiny fish alter how they interact with their environment, according to research led by the University of Pennsylvania's Seth Rudman, a postdoctoral researcher. The study represents a strategy for uncovering, and perhaps even predicting, the ecological implications of evolutionary change.
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6 Best Online Digital Marketing Courses You Can Get For Free

Equipping yourself with the skills that are necessary to succeed in whatever industry you choose is a must-do. One essential tool in business is digital marketing. It pertains to the promotion of your products or services through online means, either using websites, mobile apps, or both. If you’re keen on studying this specialization, here are the top free online digital marketing courses: 1.Web Marketing 123 SEO Expert Coaching WebMarketing123-courses empower business owners to learn about sear...
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Talia Goldberg just became the newest partner at Bessemer Venture Partners

Talia Goldberg didn’t know what venture capital was, growing up around professionals in the medical field whose favorite dinner-time game was to describe a symptom, then ask those around the table to guess the diagnosis. Goldberg, who half-kiddingly describes herself today as a hypochondriac, says things changed during her college career at the University of Pennsylvania, where she entered into its liberal arts program but wound up spending increasing amounts of time at the business school. “I k...
Tags: TC, New York, Tech, Venture Capital, Philadelphia, University of Pennsylvania, Jeremy, Bessemer Venture Partners, Bessemer, Penn, Drexel, Goldberg, Wikia, Jeremy Levine, Talia Goldberg, ServiceTitan Korea

With $100M MeiraGTx Deal, J&J Signals Bigger Move Into Gene Therapy

Gene therapy has come of age over the past few years. And Johnson & Johnson this morning gave its biggest signal yet that it wants in on the emerging field.J&J (NYSE: JNJ) has inked a deal with MeiraGTX (NASDAQ: MGTX) to grab rights to a group of experimental gene therapies for inherited forms of vision loss. Specifically, J&J will pay MeiraGTX, of London and New York, $100 million in cash up front to get ahold of treatments for genetic forms of achromatopsia and X-linked retinitis pigmentosa c...
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Diller joins Hunt Capital

Hunt Capital Holdings said Jan. 28 that Rachel Diller joined the firm as a senior managing director and head of private real estate equity strategies. Diller previously founded and was managing partner of UrbanView Capital. PRESS RELEASE New York, NY — January 28, 2019 — Hunt Capital Holdings, a leading real asset investment firm, announced today that Rachel Diller has joined the firm as Senior Managing Director and Head of Private Real Estate Equity Strategies, bringing over her UrbanView Capit...
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Cancer patients can quit smoking through lengthened medication time, counseling support

More than 50 percent of cancer patients still smoke after being diagnosed, yet quitting smoking can significantly improve the effectiveness of cancer treatment. A new study from Northwestern Medicine and the Abramson Cancer Center at the University of Pennsylvania found cancer patients have better success quitting and are not as prone to relapsing one year later if they undergo counseling sessions for 24 weeks and take the smoking cessation medication varenicline (e.g. Chantix) for 24 weeks, com...
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Oak Hill Capital announces promotions

Oak Hill Capital Partners on Jan. 22 announced the promotions of several executives. PRESS RELEASE Oak Hill Capital Announces Promotions New York, NY, January 22, 2019 – Oak Hill Capital Partners, a leading private equity firm, is pleased to announce the following promotions across its investor relations and private equity investment teams. Andy Burdick has been promoted to Partner, Jake Shulman has been promoted to Vice President, and Adam Hahn and Jeff Mettam have been promoted to Principal. T...
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The fight for free speech on college campuses

Last month, California Rep. Ted Lieu said, “I would love to be able to regulate the content of speech; the First Amendment prevents me from doing so.” This remarkable statement is just the latest in a string of attacks against free speech by California policymakers. Last year, the state legislature introduced a bill to regulate “fake news” on social media and ban books that counseled against gender reassignment surgery. In addition, its law requiring pregnancy centers to advertise abortion servi...
Tags: California, Opinion, Sport, University, Soccer, University Of Chicago, University of Pennsylvania, Pepperdine University, U S Supreme Court, Harvard Law, Mill, John Stuart Mill, Ted Lieu, Newsom, Alan Dershowitz, Foundation for Individual Rights in Education

The diversity of rural African populations extends to their microbiomes

In the largest study of its kind, a team led by University of Pennsylvania researchers investigated the gut microbiomes of people from seven ethnically diverse populations from remote areas of Botswana and Tanzania. Their findings illuminate the relative impact of lifestyle, geography, and genetics in shaping the microbiome.
Tags: Science, Tanzania, University of Pennsylvania, Botswana

Some Blame Trump's Negotiation Style For Exacerbating Shutdown Stalemate

Here & Now's Lisa Mullins speaks with G. Richard Shell, a professor at the University of Pennsylvania's Wharton School and author of several books on negotiation, for a look back at Trump's history of negotiations.
Tags: News, University of Pennsylvania, Trump, Wharton School, Lisa Mullins, G Richard Shell

Fast-Growing, Outer-Ring Suburbs Can Be Fertile Ground For Racism In Youth Sports

Recent studies have pointed out that white people's fears -- especially white, Christian male's fears -- of displacement and loss of status correlate much more to support of President Trump than presumed "economic anxiety" from rural voters. “It's much more of a symbolic threat that people feel,'' Diana C. Mutz, the author of the study and a political science and communications professor at the University of Pennsylvania, told The New York Times. As an example of this, t...
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7 Winter Depression Busters

We’ve entered the “dark ages” as the midshipmen at the Naval Academy say — the weeks between Christmas break and Spring break when everyone turns a pasty white and the sidewalks are full of ugly slush. The lack of sunlight and the shorter days don’t help the pursuit of sanity. However, if you approach this time of year with a dose of creativity and enthusiasm, you need not fall down the rabbit hole of depression. Here are some ideas to keep your mood sunny when the weather is anything but. 1....
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MTN Capital hires business development director

MTN Capital Partners has named Terrance Kennedy as director of business development. Previously, Kennedy was a senior associate at Gerson Lehrman Group‘s private equity research team. PRESS RELEASE New York, NY | January 16, 2019: MTN Capital Partners Co-Founder, Olivier Trouveroy, announced today that Terrance Kennedy has joined the firm as Director of Business Development. In this role, Terrance will be responsible for sourcing potential investment opportunities from investment banks and other...
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Zix to buy AppRiver for $275 mln

Zix Corp said Jan. 15 that it agreed to buy AppRiver for $275 million. Marlin Equity Partners is the seller. AppRiver provides cloud-based cybersecurity solutions. True Wind Capital has agreed to invest $100 million in convertible preferred equity. SunTrust Bank and KeyBanc Capital Markets are providing debt. PRESS RELEASE Zix to Acquire AppRiver, Leading Cloud-Based Cybersecurity Solutions Provider • Combination Creates Leading Cloud-based Email Security Provider to Small and Midsize Business (...
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Psychology’s five revelations for finding your true calling

Look. You can't plan out your life. What you have to do is first discover your passion – what you really care about.Barack ObamaIf, like many, you are searching for your calling in life – perhaps you are still unsure which profession aligns with what you most care about – here are five recent research findings worth taking into consideration. First, there's a difference between having a harmonious passion and an obsessive passion. If you can find a career path or occupational goal that fires yo...
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Can a pill really cure adult acne?

Teenage spots are one thing, but tackling them alongside the wrinkles and dryness that come as part of ageing? That feels like a double blow. And it’s one that plenty of us are suffering: a 2015 UK study found a 200 per cent rise in the number of adults seeking acne treatment over a year, with women five times more likely to be affected due to hormonal changes during menstrual cycles, pregnancy and contraception use.  But now help could be at hand.According to new research from the University of...
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Hindering melanoma metastasis with an FDA-approved drug

A drug approved by the FDA 65 years ago for blood pressure control may aid in preventing cancer from spreading to distant organs. New research led by the University of Pennsylvania's Serge Fuchs revealed that this drug disupted formation of a fertile environment for metastasis in an animal model by protecting healthy cells from harmful vesicles released by tumors.
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Misused veterinary prescriptions could contribute to the ongoing opioid epidemic

The increase in opioid prescriptions for people over the past decade may have been paralleled by an increase in opioid prescriptions for pets, according to a study from researchers at the University of Pennsylvania's Perelman School of Medicine and the School of Veterinary Medicine.
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Does opioid use in pets create higher risk for abuse in humans?

The increase in opioid prescriptions for people over the past decade may have been paralleled by an increase in opioid prescriptions for pets, according to a study from researchers at the University of Pennsylvania's Perelman School of Medicine and the School of Veterinary Medicine. The findings, in this first-ever study of veterinary opioid prescriptions, suggest it is possible that misused veterinary prescriptions could contribute to the ongoing opioid epidemic.
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