July 10, 2014 |
In an accelerated project announced Wednesday by the research arm of the Pentagon, University of Pennsylvania scientists will lead a complex national effort to treat memory impairment by delivering very small doses of electricity to the brain. The agency is funding the $22.5 million, four-year effort to seek treatments for the thousands of returning veterans who have suffered traumatic brain injury. A similar $15 million project is to be led by the University of California, Los Angeles.
May 18, 2014 |
CHICAGO - While most of the focus on the 76ers has been on their first pick in the NBA Draft, they are almost certain to get another first-rounder. And getting that pick right could be just as vital and will require a little more research. So, the Sixers were busy here late this week interviewing and evaluating prospects at the NBA Draft Combine. Shooting guards Gary Harris (formerly of Michigan State) and Nik Stauskas (Michigan), and power forwards Doug McDermott (Creighton)
May 14, 2014 |
Libby Nichols, then 10 years old, wasn't considering future implications of what she was feeling after she fell at soccer practice. She just knew her head hurt. "I didn't know what all happened. I was seeing dots," Nichols said. "I continued to play. I shouldn't have. We did a heading drill right after I fell. " By that night, she was vomiting. A trip to the emergency room confirmed she'd suffered a mild concussion. As far as Nichols knows, that's the only concussion she ever suffered.
May 13, 2014 |
Stanley H. Rosen, 84, of Philadelphia, a scholar and emeritus professor of philosophy, died Sunday, May 4, of pneumonia at Cathedral Village in Roxborough. Dr. Rosen was an influential writer and teacher known for his thinking and writing on Plato, Heidegger, Hegel, and Nietzsche. He served on the faculty of Pennsylvania State University for 38 years and Boston University for 14 years before retiring to Philadelphia to be near family. He was the author of 20 books, recipient of numerous honors, and a former president of the Metaphysical Society of America.
April 15, 2014
MAURICE "DOO-WOP" WATSON has chosen Creighton University as his new basketball home. The former Boys' Latin standout originally announced his intention to transfer from Boston University on April 2. From his Twitter account that day, he tweeted, "I appreciate those who support my decision to chase my dream. " Yesterday, he again took to Twitter: "I have decided to end my recruitment and commit to Creighton University!!" As a sophomore guard, Watson averaged 13.3 points and 7.1 assists last season for the Terriers, was named first-team All-Patriot League and also set a league record for assists in a season with 231. The Terriers also won the Patriot League's regular-season title, but lost to American University in the conference tournament finale.
April 9, 2014 |
IT MIGHT NOT exactly be the way Sixers coach Brett Brown sees himself judging a basketball player or the best way to put his team in position to win a game. But it has quickly become a big part of his coaching life and probably will become larger this offseason. Analytics is the way of the future, general manager Sam Hinkie and some others around the league believe, and it will no doubt play a major part in the Sixers' draft this summer, what free agents they'll pursue and whom they will try to acquire in a trade.
April 6, 2014 |
BOSTON - The 76ers returned to the place of their last road victory and picked up another much-needed win. This time, they held on to beat the Boston Celtics, 111-102, at TD Garden. The Sixers improved to 17-59 and snapped a two-game losing streak with Friday night's victory. It was their second win in four games after losing the previous 26 contests. It also snapped their 13-game road losing streak since besting the Celtics on Jan. 29. "Any time you can come into someone else's building and get a win, it's big for us," said Thad Young, the Sixers power forward.
April 4, 2014 |
Maurice Watson Jr. has a three-part dream, his father said. Part 1 is to play in the NCAA tournament. Next is to play at a college basketball power. And third is to reach the NBA. Watson believes his decision Wednesday to transfer from Boston University will improve his chances of making that dream a reality. "I'm not saying he could not have reached that threshold playing at B.U.," said his father, Maurice Watson Sr. "But what I am saying is that the percentage is a little bit higher playing at a higher major school.
January 31, 2014 |
BOSTON - Just a couple hours north of Boston, in South Portland, Maine, 76ers coach Brett Brown is a legend. He built a bridge from Maine to Boston when he attended Boston University, playing for Rick Pitino after a storied high school career playing for his father, Bob Brown. So making his first trip to Boston as a head coach in the NBA was something quite special for many people. Brown said he had his parents and a plethora of friends in attendance last night and the memories were abundant.
January 31, 2014 |
IT WAS A reflective week for 76ers coach Brett Brown as he returned to his roots for the first time as an NBA head coach. A high school superstar in South Portland, Maine, he earned a scholarship and played 4 years at Boston University. So when Brown's team traveled to TD Garden for a meeting with the Celtics, the coach was inundated with ticket requests and overwhelmed with memories. He went for a jog and found himself running along the Charles River past his college. He recalled all the times as a youth when his dad would take him to the old Boston Garden to watch the legends of the game, and he couldn't help but think of the time he first played there while at BU. The always-honest Brown talked freely about his fond memories gathered in the New England area.