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Helpful interactions can keep societies stable

University of Pennsylvania biologists have challenged old notions that communities with mutualistic interactions--where the presence of one species benefits another--are unstable. Their model, instead, shows that such interactions can make communities even more stable in some scenarios.
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A promising new strategy to help broken bones heal faster

To improve how broken bones heal in people with diabetes, University of Pennsylvania researchers are leading work to develop an affordable oral therapy -- grown in plants.
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Museum hires refugees as docents to help visitors see exhibits from a new perspective

The University of Pennsylvania-affiliated Penn Museum launched a program called the Global Guides, which works with Philadelphia organizations to hire refugees as docents.
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Bloomberg Says His Company Would Now Approve Requests From 3 Women to Be Released From NDAs. Here’s How That Could Happen

On Friday, former New York City Mayor and 2020 Democratic presidential candidate Michael Bloomberg announced his company, Bloomberg LP, would work with three women to release them from nondisclosure agreements that they signed after filing complaints against the billionaire. He said his company had identified three NDAs “that we signed over the past 30-plus years with women to address complaints about comments they said I had made.” “If any of them want to be released from their NDA so that...
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What I Learned About Resilience in the Midst of Grief

“A policeman is on his way to see us,” my husband told me with a look that said it all, before adding, “they rarely bring good news.” With that one phone call, and the subsequent visit from Craig (a man I will never forget), our lives changed forever. It was the start of a public holiday in 2014. We’d headed away merrily, three families looking forward to a weekend spent walking and biking backcountry trails in the South Island of New Zealand. Our beautiful daughter, 12-year-old Abi, had hoppe...
Tags: Parenting, University of Pennsylvania, Abi, Craig, Martin Seligman, Sally, U S Army, Ella, Michael Norton, South Island of New Zealand, Francesca Gino, Karen Reivich, Barbara Fredrickson, Fredrickson, Christopher Peterson, Thomas Attig


Illuminating interactions between decision-making and the environment

Employing a game theory model, University of Pennsylvania researchers demonstrate how strategic decisions influence the environment in which those decisions are made, alterations which in turn influence strategy. Their analysis, which identifies how incentives can tip a strategy from one extreme to another, applies to fields as diverse as fisheries dynamics to climate change policy.
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Marc Levine’s bad solution to a nonexistent problem

Sacramento is once again looking to solve problems that don’t exist, this time in the form of a bill requiring everyone vote — or else. Or else what? Who knows. One of the asinine features of the bill is that it defers responsibility of creating a punishment to the secretary of state. Of course, we can probably be certain there would be a fine, a democracy tax, if you will. The bill is authored by Assemblyman Marc Levine, D-San Rafael, who is best known as the lawmaker whose solution to Californ...
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When less is more: Designer slits make glasslike materials much stronger

By removing material via specially designed cuts in a glasslike material, researchers from Aarhus University, Denmark, and the University of Pennsylvania in the US have changed the mechanical properties of the material. The cuts make it possible for the material to "fracture by design" which significantly increases the component's resistance to cracks and fracture in addition to being lighter and more flexible.
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Advancing an oral drug for pulmonary arterial hypertension

With a protein drug grown in the leaves of lettuce plants, the University of Pennsylvania's Henry Daniell and colleagues hope to provide new treatment options for patients with pulmonary arterial hypertension, a rare but deadly disease.
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From Elon Musk to Tim Cook, here's where the world's most influential tech founders and CEOs went to college — and what they studied

College is where many figure out what they're actually interested in and determine the career they want to pursue. We researched the degrees and schools attended by well-known tech CEOs, many of whom launched their companies or landed on the idea for their first startup while studying at college. Here's where 52 CEOs and founders in the tech industry went to school, and what they studied. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. For new college students, choosing a major can feel l...
Tags: Apple, Google, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Europe, Elon Musk, Cook, Sweden, Maryland, Microsoft, Yahoo, Mba, Stanford, India, Satya Nadella, Trends


Gene therapy/gene editing combo could offer hope for some genetic disorders

A hybrid approach that combines elements of gene therapy with gene editing converted an experimental model of a rare genetic disease into a milder form, significantly enhancing survival, shows a multi-institutional study led by the University of Pennsylvania and Children's National Hospital in Washington, D.C. The findings, published online Feb. 12, 2020, in Science Advances, could offer hope for children and adults with a variety of inborn errors of metabolism.
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The Wuhan coronavirus has now claimed more lives than SARS. Top scientists told us it could take years and cost $1 billion to make a vaccine to fight the epidemic.

Drugmakers are working on vaccines to counter the spreading Wuhan coronavirus. But it will take years to fully test the injections, experts told Business Insider. The outbreak has now killed more than 900 people, and sickened more than 40,500. The death toll now exceeds the 2003 SARS outbreak. The vaccine research holds great value for public health, as another coronavirus outbreak is likely to happen in the future, scientists told us.  "It will be folly to think that this won't happen again,"...
Tags: Africa, US, Trends, Merck, Bill Gates, Poland, National Institutes of Health, University of Pennsylvania, Anthony Fauci, Wuhan, Zika, Fauci, The World Health Organization, Inovio Pharmaceuticals, Derek Lowe, Moderna


Elon Musk said the worst job he's ever had was so dangerous, it put him at risk of getting hyperthermia

Elon Musk said on a podcast that his least favorite job was a short-term position at a lumber mill when he was a teenager.  The job required him to shovel "steaming" sand and mulch out of a wood-pulp boiler.  The job was dangerous, Musk said, since it would be hard to get someone out of a boiler in an emergency. Workers in and outside of a boiler would have to switch positions every 15 minutes so they wouldn't get hyperthermia. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. From the way ...
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Elon Musk said the worst job he's ever had was so dangerous, it put him at risk of getting hypothermia

Elon Musk said on a podcast that his least favorite job was a short-term position at a lumber mill when he was a teenager.  The job required him to shovel "steaming" sand and mulch out of a wood-pulp boiler.  The job was dangerous, Musk said, since it would be hard to get someone out of a boiler in an emergency. Workers in and outside of a boiler would have to switch positions every 15 minutes so they wouldn't get hypothermia. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. From the way E...
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It could take years and cost $1 billion to make a vaccine for the Wuhan coronavirus. But top scientists told us the work could still help halt future outbreaks.

Drugmakers are working on vaccines to counter the spreading Wuhan coronavirus. But it will take years to fully test the injections, experts told Business Insider. The research still holds great value for public health, as another coronavirus outbreak is likely to happen in the future.  "It will be folly to think that this won't happen again," said Dr. Gregory Poland, director of the Mayo Clinic's Vaccine Research Group. "It absolutely will, and history has shown that to be the case." Previous ...
Tags: Africa, US, Trends, Merck, Bill Gates, Poland, National Institutes of Health, University of Pennsylvania, Anthony Fauci, Wuhan, Zika, Fauci, The World Health Organization, Inovio Pharmaceuticals, Derek Lowe, Moderna


How billionaire Tesla and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk went from getting bullied as a child to becoming one of the most successful and provocative men in tech (TSLA)

Elon Musk has had a tumultuous yet successful life.  He was bullied as a child but ultimately attended an Ivy League university, going on to become the CEO of two companies, Tesla and SpaceX, and the founder of three more. He's also been married three times and has five sons, with another child potentially on the way.  Here's how Musk got his start and rose to become the controversial billionaire who inspired the 2008 film "Iron Man." Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. It see...
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Elon Musk made almost $12 billion in the past week as Tesla's stock soars. Here's how the eccentric CEO makes and spends his $45.2 billion fortune.

Tesla announced last week that its fourth-quarter earnings beat Wall Street estimates, sending both its share price and Elon Musk's net worth soaring. Musk said in January 2018 he will not receive any form of payment or compensation until Tesla reaches $100 billion in market cap. A notorious workaholic, Musk doesn't spend his money on lavish vacations or expensive hobbies; he even said he planned to spend his 48th birthday improving Tesla's logistics. The Tesla and SpaceX CEO also may be expec...
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Tiny 'bridges' help particles stick together

Understanding how particles bind together has implications for everything from the likelihood a riverbank will erode to the mechanism by which a drug works in the body. A team from the University of Pennsylvania found that particle size matters more than other properties in determining how strongly they stick together.
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SXSW Pitch Finalist: Sapient

Sapient’s Sam Parks and Martin Koch have developed a smart outlet system for commercial deployment The Forrest Four-Cast: January 28, 2020 If Sam Parks, CEO and co-founder of Sapient Industries, weren’t working for his startup, he’d be working as a scientist, using his background in nanotechnology as an applied physicist.Instead, an idea for smart outlets, conceived while he was still a student at University of Pennsylvania, evolved into Sapient Industries, based in Philadelphia, Penn., and l...
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Elon Musk made $2.3 billion in the hour after Tesla announced better than expected earnings. Here's how the eccentric CEO makes and spends his $33.6 billion fortune.

Tesla announced Wednesday that its fourth-quarter earnings beat Wall Street estimates, sending both its share price and Elon Musk's net worth soaring. Musk said in January 2018 he will not receive any form of payment or compensation until Tesla reaches $100 billion in market cap. A notorious workaholic, Musk doesn't spend his money on lavish vacations or expensive hobbies; he even said he planned to spend his 48th birthday improving Tesla's logistics. The Tesla and SpaceX CEO also may be expec...
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Study Business in the Ivy League – Expert Advice

So, you want to study business in the Ivy League? If you want to major in business at an Ivy League university, you may need to broaden your horizons. First, a bit of history The Ivy League universities are among the oldest in the country. Five of the eight are among the 10 oldest universities in the country: Harvard – 1636Yale – 1702Penn – 1740Princeton – 1746Columbia – 1754 Brown and Dartmouth were founded a little bit later (in 1746 and 1769, respectively). Cornell is...
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Wednesday round-up

Briefly: Mario Ariza reports for the South Florida Sun Sentinel on a cert petition that “highlights what experts say is a glaring legal loophole that allows the federal government to seize the property of innocent citizens at little cost or consequence to itself.” At Bloomberg Law, Jacklyn Wille reports that “[t]he U.S. Supreme Court on Monday signaled its interest in a lawsuit over the University of Pennsylvania’s retirement plan by asking university employees to respond to the school’s petiti...
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In wake of tragedy, sprawling Orange County comes together to mourn 9 neighbors lost

The entire world, it seems, is in shock over the death of Kobe Bryant and his daughter Gianna. But for Orange County, the devastation has been experienced nine-fold. All nine people on the doomed helicopter that crashed Sunday lived here – including three teen girls and several parents with children back home. While mourners from throughout Southern California flocked to Staples Center in Los Angeles, locals found their way to the Bryants’ gated Newport Beach neighborhood and left flowers outsid...
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Get Into Penn – The Case Study of Isaac

How do you get into Penn? This is the story of one young man’s story of how to get into the University of Pennsylvania. While this case is not one that can be easily replicated, it is instructive of the tough decisions that Ivy League applicants sometimes have to make. Isaac’s ambitions to get into Penn Isaac’s mother contacted Great College Advice toward the end of his sophomore year of high school. Her son was a straight-A student at a competitive school in suburban Denver, and he h...
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January is Financial Wellness Month: Here Are 3 Tips To Start The Year Off Financially Strong

You're reading January is Financial Wellness Month: Here Are 3 Tips To Start The Year Off Financially Strong, originally posted on Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement. If you're enjoying this, please visit our site for more inspirational articles. 2020 is not only the start of a new year—it also marks a new decade full of opportunities for growth, improvement and forward momentum. One specific area in which many people could stand to improve is financial management. January is Fina...
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University of Pennsylvania: Drones Play the James Bond Theme, Birth of the Robots

Video of Robot Quadrotors Perform James Bond Theme Video of Birth of the Robots
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Casper's money-losing mattress business will face a tough IPO path, and some observers think the IPO might even get scrapped

Online mattress company Casper, which filed for an initial public offering last week, could find it hard to complete its IPO, business experts told Business Insider. Wall Street has soured on unicorns, or startups valued at $1 billion or more, that lose money. Casper is losing money, thanks to high marketing, administrative, and return costs. But the company's valuation could also hinder its IPO; comparable public companies that are actually profitable are valued far less on a price-to-sales b...
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Here's why business experts think $1 billion Casper's planned IPO could be a bust

Online mattress company Casper, which filed for an initial public offering last week, could find it hard to complete its IPO, business experts told Business Insider. Wall Street has soured on unicorns, or startups valued at $1 billion or more, that lose money. Casper is losing money, thanks to high marketing, administrative, and return costs. But the company's valuation could also hinder its IPO; comparable public companies that are actually profitable are valued far less on a price-to-sales b...
Tags: Wall Street, Ipo, Softbank, Trends, University of Pennsylvania, WeWork, Casper, Wharton School, Santa Clara University, Stanford Graduate School of Business, Hendershott, Dan Morgan, Synovus Trust, Business Insider Wall Street, David Hsu, Rob Siegel


Brain imaging may improve diagnosis and treatment of mental health disorders

Brain imaging may one day be used to help diagnose mental health disorders--including depression and anxiety--with greater accuracy, according to a new study conducted in a large sample of youth at the University of Pennsylvania and led by Antonia Kaczkurkin, PhD and Theodore Satterthwaite, MD.
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5 Free Online Courses to Sharpen Your B2B Marketing Skills

No matter how much you already know, in 2020's always-on B2B marketing landscape there’s always more to learn. That's why savvy B2B marketers are continually seeking out new methods and research, and refining and honing their existing skills. Whether it's influencer marketing, conversion optimization, or search engine optimization (SEO), with more options available for learning new marketing skills today than ever before, choosing where to start can sometimes seem overwhelming. Online cours...
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