Roseroot Herb Shows Promise as Potential Depression Treatment Option, Penn Team Finds

Rhodiola rosea (R. rosea), or roseroot, may be a beneficial treatment option for major depressive disorder (MDD), according to results of a study in the journal Phytomedicine led by Jun J. Mao, MD, MSCE, associate professor of Family Medicine, Community Health and Epidemiology and colleagues at the Perelman School of Medicine of University of Pennsylvania. The proof of concept trial […]

Most NFL Players with Injuries to the Midfoot Return to Game Action, Penn Medicine Study Finds

Nearly 93 percent of National Football League (NFL) athletes who sustained traumatic injuries to the midfoot returned to competition less than 15 months after injury and with no statistically significant decrease in performance, according to new research from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania. The findings, which focus on Lisfranc injuries – […]

Malnourished Patients are More Likely to Suffer Postoperative Complications than Morbidly Obese Patients Following Knee, Hip Replacement, Penn Study Finds

Malnourished patients are more likely to have complications following total knee or hip replacement surgeries than morbidly obese patients,according to new research from researchers at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania. The findings are being presented at the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Annual Meeting in Las Vegas March 24-28.  The Penn team examined […]

Should College Administrators Yak Back?

Shortly after arriving at a big student-affairs conference this week in New Orleans, Rey Junco took a look at the conversation attendees were having on Yik Yak, an anonymous, location-based app. As an associate professor of education and human computer interaction at Iowa State University and a faculty associate at the Berkman Center for Internet […]

Why Colleges Don’t Do More to Rein in Frats

It’s getting hard to keep up with the number of shocking incidents attributed to fraternities. As headlines pile up — racist and sexist speech, sexual impropriety, destruction of property, hazing, illegal drugs, and even the death of a student — there is a growing sense that Greek organizations are out of control. As a result, […]

Drexel Pulls Back

Drexel University has begun to scale back a series of expansion efforts, a sign that the university’s ambitious plans may not have played out as hoped. The university mostly recently decided to shut down a campus in Sacramento, 3,000 miles from its main campus in Philadelphia. After just a year, Drexel also scaled back a […]

Exclusive: Otters’ Strome Continues Record-Setting Season

Erie Otters center Dylan Strome scored four goals during the final game of the regular season. His career night capped off a career season, one that placed him in the record books as this year’s Ontario Hockey League’s scoring champ. “It’s good, it’s a pretty cool honor. But we’re looking forward to the playoffs,” said […]

Gannon Graduate is One of Three Americans On Fatal Germanwings Flight

One of the three Americans who died in the Germanwings flight crash was a Gannon University graduate. Yvonne Selke was a  biology major at Gannon in the class of 1979. She and her 22-year-old daughter, Emily Selke, were both on the tragic flight that killed all 150 people on board. Yvonne was a long time […]

KISS’ Gene Simmons, WWE team up to make horror movies

By Brandon Griggs CNN (CNN) — With his KISS makeup on, frontman Gene Simmons always looked a little scary. So maybe this new venture makes sense. The rocker and reality-show star is teaming with WWE Studios to launch Erebus Pictures, a label that will finance and produce horror movies. The joint venture kicks off with […]

No. 57 Men’s Tennis Opens Ivy Season at Princeton

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Assistant director Gregory Drane to lead Blue Band

Gregory Drane, assistant director of athletic bands at Penn State, has been named director of athletic bands at the University — including the Marching Blue Band — for a two-year term, effective July 1, 2015. Drane, who holds a master’s degree in music education from Penn State, has been part of the Athletic Bands staff and […]