PHILADELPHIA — Whether human or baboon, it helps to have friends. For both species, studies have shown that robust social networks lead to better health and longer lives. Now, a team of University of Pennsylvania researchers has helped show that baboon personality plays a role in these outcomes, and, like people, some baboons’ personalities are better suited to making and keeping friends than others.
Francine Frankel, Devesh Kapur and Juliana Di Giustini of the School of Arts and Sciences are quoted in a feature about CASI.
PHILADELPHIA — A collaboration between researchers at Columbia University and Marija Drndić of the University of Pennsylvania has been awarded a three-year, $1.5 million grant for a project aimed at reducing the cost of genome sequencing. The grant was made by the National Human Genome Research Institute, part of the National Institutes of Health.
Sarah Tishkoff of the School of Arts and Sciences and the Perelman School of Medicine and Joseph Lachance of the Perelman School of Medicine are cited for their research of human genetics.
From Paleolithic cave paintings to the latest wave of 3D motion pictures, animation has captured our imagination by bringing objects to virtual life for thousands of years.
On Sept. 21-22, scholars and animation producers will meet at the University of Pennsylvania for a collaborative conference, “Enchanted Drawing II: Animation Across the Disciplines.”
As World’s Most Powerful Digital Camera Records First Images, Penn Team Gears Up to Study Dark Energy
Eight billion years ago, rays of light from distant galaxies began their long journey to Earth. On Sept. 17, that ancient starlight found its way to a mountaintop in Chile, where the newly constructed Dark Energy Camera, the most powerful sky-mapping machine ever created, captured and recorded it for the first time.
Marwan Kraidy of the Annenberg School for Communication comments on YouTube being “a great opportunity for artists [that] also gives a platform to idiots and bigots.”