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Media Contact:Katherine Unger Baillie | kbaillie@upenn.edu | 215-898-9194May 6, 2014

LabTV Showcases Penn Researchers and Student Filmmakers

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A series of videos produced by student filmmakers at the University of Pennsylvania has put young biomedical researchers around campus in the spotlight.

A series of videos produced by student filmmakers at the University of Pennsylvania has put young biomedical researchers around campus in the spotlight.

How to Convince the World to Get Over the ‘Yuck Factor’ and Eat Insects

May 6, 2014

Paul Rozin of the School of Arts and Sciences says, “Many issues like flag burning or sexual violations stimulate disgust.”

Article Source: Guardian

The Looming Robotics Gap

May 5, 2014

Michael Horowitz of the School of Arts and Sciences writes about American military technology.

Article Source: Foreign Policy

Mortality Drop Seen to Follow ’06 Health Law

May 5, 2014

Samuel Preston of the School of Arts and Sciences comments on a study about the death rate in Massachusetts.

Article Source: New York Times

Sociologist Chronicles Tenuous Lives of Fugitives

May 5, 2014

David Grazian of the School of Arts and Sciences is quoted on research led by Alice Goffman.

Article Source: Philadelphia Inquirer
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Media Contact:Evan Lerner | elerner@upenn.edu | 215-573-6604May 6, 2014

Penn Research Combines Graphene and Painkiller Receptor

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Researchers from the University of Pennsylvania have led an effort to create an artificial chemical sensor based on one of the human body’s most important receptors, allowing its response to be read out by a computer.

Almost every biological process involves sensing the presence of a certain chemical. Finely tuned over millions of years of evolution, the body’s different receptors are shaped to accept certain target chemicals.

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Media Contact:Katherine Unger Baillie | kbaillie@upenn.edu | 215-898-9194May 5, 2014

Immune Cells Outsmart Bacterial Infection by Dying, Penn Vet Study Shows

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A new study led by scientists at the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine has painted a clearer picture of the delicate arms race between the human immune system and a pathogen that seeks to infect and kill human cells.

A new study led by scientists at the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine has painted a clearer picture of the delicate arms race between the human immune system and a pathogen that seeks to infect and kill human cells. 

The Personality Trait That Most Often Predicts Success

May 5, 2014

Angela Duckworth of the School of Arts and Sciences is mentioned for studying students’ scholarly success and “grit.”

Article Source: Entrepreneur
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Media Contact:Jacquie Posey | jposey@upenn.edu | 215-898-6460May 22, 2014

Penn's Courtney Bliler Awarded 2014 Cultural Vistas Fellowship

University of Pennsylvania student Courtney Bliler, a rising junior from Horseheads, N.Y., is among 10 students from universities across the United States selected to receive 2014 Cultural Vistas Fellowships to intern abroad in Asia, Europe and South America this summer.

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Media Contact:Jacquie Posey | jposey@upenn.edu | 215-898-6460May 2, 2014

Penn’s Mary Frances Berry Receives 2014 Organization of American Historians Award

For a lifetime effort to bring her training as a historian to public service, Mary Frances Berry, professor of history in the School of Arts & Sciences at the University of Pennsylvania, has received the 2014 Roy Rosenzweig Distinguished Service Award.