In a recent study, Professor of Marketing Maureen Morrin in the Fox School of Business at Temple examined the impact that imagining what a food smells like would have on consumer behavior.
February 21, 2014
Young children are great at remembering facts, but not as good at remembering experiences. That’s because the ability to recall details about autobiographical moments is not fully developed until age five. Temple psychologist Nora Newcombe has designed a way to test this kind of memory in children.
January 31, 2014
Thanks to a four-year $1-million grant from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Temple’s Main Campus will become a living laboratory for the study and evaluation of stormwater management controls and practices in urban environments.
January 27, 2014
The function of two tumor-suppressing genes could play a vital role in helping to control obesity and other diseases such as diabetes, heart disease and cancer, according to researchers in the Sbarro Institute for Cancer Research and Molecular Medicine at Temple.
Temple has entered into a new international research alliance with strategic partners to develop important neuroscientific advances for the treatment of Alzheimer’s and other neurodegenerative diseases. The new alliance will play a key role in moving those discoveries from the laboratory to the marketplace.
New research from Temple's Fox School of Business examines why a longer CEO tenure might not always produce positive results. The findings suggest that the longer CEOs stay in power the likelier those executives are to limit outside sources of market and customer information, ultimately hurting firm performance.
Two recent studies involving Temple researchers in the School of Medicine have shed light on the prospects of new therapies for patients who have sustained heart attacks or are suffering from the effects of heart disease.
It is well known that teenagers take risks—and when they do, they like to have company. Teens are five times likelier to be in a car accident when in a group than when driving alone, and likelier to commit a crime or drink alcohol when with a group of peers. Now, a new study from Temple psychologists Laurence Steinberg and Jason Chein, CLA ’97, has found that an inclination toward risky behavior in groups also holds true for another teen mammal—namely, mice.
The University City Science Center in Philadelphia has awarded Temple two proof-of-concept grants: one for the development of a novel therapy for the treatment of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) and another for the creation of a software program that will hone physicians’ ability to read and diagnose electroencephalography, or EEGs.
Temple engineers and neuroscientists are developing a pediatric blood-brain barrier system on a chip, which offers great potential for studying the role of the blood-brain barrier in pediatric neurological diseases and testing the blood-brain barrier permeability of various therapeutic drugs.
Erik Cordes, marine biologist and assistant professor of biology at Temple, will lead an NSF-funded, three-week research cruise in the Gulf of Mexico to explore the effects of rising ocean acidification on deepwater corals. The cruise will take place next spring aboard the state-of-the-art research vessel Atlantis, operated by the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute. The researchers on the cruise will dive from the ship in the newly refurbished submersible Alvin.
Temple researchers have found evidence revealing a key aspect of brain processing that allows babies to learn by observing adults perform tasks. Peter Marshall, associate professor of psychology at Temple, and psychology graduate student Joni Saby conducted the study, which was funded by the National Institutes of Health and the National Science Foundation.
A study conducted by Chantelle Hart, associate professor of public health at Temple’s Center for Obesity Research and Education, found that lack of sleep may contribute to childhood obesity. Her study, published this week, is the first to examine the impact of sleep on children’s eating behaviors by manipulating the amount of sleep that study participants were able to get.