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Media Contact:Evan Lerner | elerner@upenn.edu | 215-573-6604June 9, 2014

Penn Research Develops ‘Onion’ Vesicles for Drug Delivery

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University of Pennsylvania researchers have shown that a certain kind of molecule that has tree-like branches can self-assemble into drug delivery vehicles that have multiple with concentric layers of membranes.

One of the defining features of cells is their membranes. Each cell’s repository of DNA and protein-making machinery must be kept stable and secure from invaders and toxins. Scientists have attempted to replicate these properties, but, despite decades of research, even the most basic membrane structures, known as vesicles, still face many problems when made in the lab.

The Cutting Edge

June 9, 2014

The UPstart program is featured and A.T. Charlie Johnson and Dustin Brisson of the School of Arts and Sciences are quoted.

Article Source: Philadelphia Inquirer
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Media Contact:Jill DiSanto | jdisanto@upenn.edu | 215-898-4820June 6, 2014

In Penn’s Stouffer College House, Students Get a Touch of Home

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In the first of a series on families living in Penn's College Houses, at Stouffer, residents say, "Nothing comes closer to home."

This is the first in a series of articles about families living in the University of Pennsylvania’s College House system.

 

U.S. to Work With Palestinian Unity Government

June 3, 2014

Ian Lustick of the School of Arts and Sciences is interviewed about the Fatah-Hamas unity government.

Article Source: Voice of America
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Media Contact:Jacquie Posey | jposey@upenn.edu | 215-898-6460June 2, 2014

Practicing What She Teaches, Penn Alum Is Award-winning Film Editor

When the winners of the 2013 Peabody Awards for excellence in broadcasting were announced late last month, Nancy Novack, a University of Pennsylvania alum and a lecturer of fine arts in the School of Design, had cause to celebrate.

A film series she edited, the PBS TV documentary “The African Americans: Many Rivers to Cross with Henry Louis Gates Jr.” won a Peabody.

Moneyballing Obama’s Foreign Policy

June 1, 2014

Michael Horowitz of the School of Arts and Sciences shares his thoughts about President Obama’s foreign policy.

Article Source: Politico Magazine

Big Data Serves Up Linguistics Insights

May 29, 2014

Mark Liberman of the School of Arts and Sciences discusses linguistics research, and his “breakfast experiment” is explained.

Article Source: Times Higher Education
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Media Contact:Evan Lerner | elerner@upenn.edu | 215-573-6604June 2, 2014

University of Pennsylvania Establishes Penn Center for Innovation

President Amy Gutmann today announced the launch of the Penn Center for Innovation, a new initiative that will provide the infrastructure, leadership and resources needed to transfer promising Penn inventions, know-how and related assets into the marketplace for the public good.   

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Media Contact:Jill DiSanto | jdisanto@upenn.edu | 215-898-4820May 27, 2014

Penn Student-run Club Sails into National Championships

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Penn Sailing is cruising full speed ahead toward the national championships, thanks to the team's leadership and its captain, Wharton student Jack Swikart from Rumson, N.J.

It’s smooth sailing ahead for one student-run club at the University of Pennsylvania.

Why the Disciplines Still Matter

May 27, 2014

Jerry Jacobs of the School of Arts and Sciences writes about the importance of maintaining disciplines in academia.