School of Arts & Sciences
PHILADELPHIA – A pair of University of Pennsylvania seniors and a recent Penn grad have received Thouron Awards to pursue graduate studies in the United Kingdom.
The award winners are:
PHILADELPHIA –- Biologists at the University of Pennsylvania studying oocytes in mice, the immature egg cells necessary for sexual reproduction, have demonstrated an unusual behavior in microRNA, or miRNA, activity that may be the first event in reprogramming the differentiated oocyte into pluripotent blastomeres of the embryo. MicroRNAs are a member of the family of small RNAs, the so-called dark matter of the biological world.