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Penn Study Reveals Possible Therapeutic Target for Common, But Mysterious Brain Blood Vessel Disorder

Tens of millions of people around the world have abnormal, leak-prone sproutings of blood vessels in the brain called cerebral cavernous malformations (CCMs). These abnormal growths can lead to seizures, strokes, hemorrhages, and other serious conditions, yet their precise molecular cause has never been determined. Now, cardiovascular scientists at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University […]

Penn Senior Emma Schad Investigates the Politics of Philadelphia’s Parks

By Sarah Welsh Growing up in Philadelphia, University of Pennsylvania senior Emma Schad spent countless days in the city’s parks, enjoying nature within the urban cityscape. Now, as a science, technology and society major with a minor in environmental science, Schad has turned a scholarly eye toward examining how Philadelphia manages its 186 parks. These […]

Going After the Donors

No one following the Steven Salaita case was surprised Thursday when the displaced scholar announced he’s suing top administrators of the University of Illinois System and its Urbana-Champaign campus. Salaita had been trying for months to force the university to give him back the tenured professorship in the American Indian studies program he says is his. […]

Erie Housing Authority to Help More Families Become Self Sufficient

A program through the Erie Housing Authority that helps low-income families become self-sufficient, is expanding. It used to only be available for people in Section 8 housing, but now families living in public housing can qualify as well. (Families in public housing live in designated locations that are owned by the Housing Authority, while families […]

McDonald’s CEO retires as sales suffer

By Katie Lobosco NEW YORK (CNNMoney) — McDonald’s has been struggling to turn its lousy sales around. And now there’s a change at the top of the company. CEO Don Thompson, a 25-year veteran who has spent two years at the helm, is retiring a week after McDonald’s reported awful financial results. The company faces […]

Adamsville Recovering from Destructive Fire

The small town of Adamsville in  Crawford County is recovering from a huge fire last night that destroyed several businesses and some apartments.     Nothing is left of a block of buildings on Main and Adamsville Road. The post office is gone.  A craft shop is gone.  A restaurant undergoing renovations is gone. Also, […]