In a new report in the journal Plant Cell, University of Pennsylvania biologists used material from both humans and plants to examine chemical modifications to messenger RNA, or mRNA, finding that the modifications appear to play a significant role in the process by which mRNAs either survive and become translated into protein or are targeted for degradation.
University of Pennsylvania senior Jennifer (Jenna) Hebert from Pittsburgh, Pa., has won the prestigious Rhodes Scholarship. She plans to pursue a master’s degree in psychiatry at the University of Oxford in England.
Researchers at the University of Pennsylvania have received a $1.9 million award from the Office of Research on Women’s Health at the National Institutes of Health to establish the Building Interdisciplinary Research Careers in Women’s Health program at Penn.
Massive datasets and novel computational techniques are changing how individuals and societies approach day-to-day tasks. Data analytics promise to deliver individually tailored treatment to medical patients, massively reduce energy use in buildings and radically improve teaching methods in schools, among other advances.
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Mariell Jessup of the Perelman School of Medicine comments on heart disease patients that are living with a left ventricular assist device.
Douglas Smith of the Perelman School of Medicine shares his advice about removing players from the field after suffering head trauma.
Jianghong Liu of the School of Nursing is quoted for leading a study that reveals that lead exposure in early childhood is connected to an increased risk for sleep problems.
Neil Fishman of the Perelman School of Medicine comments on a debate regarding the safety of white coats.
Steven Berkowitz of the Perelman School of Medicine offers his advice on how to discuss the violence in Paris with children.