PHILADELPHIA -– Researchers at the University of Pennsylvania have developed a new electronic method for detecting microRNA isolated from living cells. MicroRNAs are a class of small biomolecules that control gene expression into proteins, the “workers” of the cell. MicroRNAs act by binding to specific messenger RNAs that code for proteins, and, by doing so, inhibit protein synthesis.
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Penn’s Center for High Impact Philanthropy acknowledges a Philadelphia-based not-for-profit.
Other U.S. colleges have resisted entering into such relationships. Among them, the University of Pennsylvania chose not to apply for a Confucius Institute, partly because it was uncomfortable with the Chinese government's involvement, says G. Cameron Hurst III, a former director of the university's Center for East Asian Studies.
PHILADELPHIA –- A fossil found more than 150 years ago has now been identified as the remains of a new species of dinosaur, the herbivore Kukufeldia tigatensis. The study was led by University of Pennsylvania graduate student Andrew McDonald and paleontologists from the Natural History Museum, London.
Victor Galli and Leah Abrams, students in the School of Arts Sciences, and Ian Penkala, a student in the School of Engineering and Applied Science, discuss Penn’s vegetarian dining options.
PHILADELPHIA –- A collaboration of biologists and bioengineers, including researchers from the University of Pennsylvania, has received a $6.25 million, 5-year grant from the Department of Defense to study the effects of blast waves on the neural circuitry of the brain.
PHILADELPHIA –- Writer Max Apple, a lecturer in creative writing at the University of Pennsylvania and longtime member of Penn’s Kelly Writers House community, has won a 2010 Pew Fellowship in the Arts.
He is among 12 Philadelphia-area artists awarded the $60,000 fellowships.
Apple has published three collections of stories, “The Oranging of America,” “Free Agents” and “The Jew of Home Depot”; two novels, “Zip “and “Propheteers”; and two books of non-fiction, “Roommates” and “I Love Gootie.”