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Synthetic Genes ‘Boot Up’ Cell

May 21, 2010

Arthur Caplan of the School of Medicine comments on Craig Venter’s creation of synthetic life.

First Lab-Created Organism Raises Ethical Questions

May 21, 2010

Arthur Caplan of the School of Medicine discusses ethical issues surrounding new genetic engineering discoveries.

Article Source: Philadelphia Inquirer

Penn Finds Friends in China's Education

May 24, 2010

President Amy Gutmann discusses the Wharton School’s mission in conjunction with the economy and Penn’s goals of sustainability.

Article Source: China Daily
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Media Contact:Jacquie Posey | jposey@upenn.edu | 215-898-6460May 24, 2010

Penn Professor Richard Beeman’s “Plain Honest Men” Wins 2010 George Washington Book Prize

PHILADELPHIA -- University of Pennsylvania History Professor Richard Beeman has been awarded the 2010 George Washington Book Prize for “Plain, Honest Men: The Making of the American Constitution.” 

The award, which honors the most important new book about America’s founding era, comes with a $50,000 prize, the nation’s largest literary award for early American history.  The book was a finalist from among 62 nominees.

Obama Encarga Estudiar Las Implicaciones Bioéticas del Hallazgo de Venter

May 21, 2010

Arthur Caplan of the School of Medicine discusses Craig Venter and what his accomplishment means to science.

Article Source: El País (Spain)
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Media Contact:Jordan Reese | jreese@upenn.edu | 215-573-6604May 21, 2010

University of Pennsylvania and Hong Kong University Physicists Describe the Melting of Colloidal Crystal Films

PHILADELPHIA –- Physicists from the University of Pennsylvania and Hong Kong University of Science and Technology have reported an elegant experimental study of the melting behaviors of thin crystalline films, uncovering a variety of interesting differences between thick films of greater than four layers and thinner or single-layer films.

How a Fat Cell Comes to Be

May 18, 2010

Mitchell Lazar of the School of Medicine is cited for research on fat-cell maturation.

Article Source: Los Angeles Times

Q&A with Guthrie P. Ramsey Jr.

Historian, musician and now curator of a new Smithsonian exhibit, Penn Professor Guy Ramsey does his best to stay connected to the city of Philadelphia.

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Media Contact:Jordan Reese | jreese@upenn.edu | 215-573-6604May 20, 2010

Penn-Led Collaboration Mimics Library of Bio-Membranes for Use In Nanomedicine, Drug Delivery

PHILADELPHIA –- An international collaboration led by chemists and engineers from the University of Pennsylvania has prepared a library of synthetic biomaterials that mimic cellular membranes and that show promise in targeted delivery of cancer drugs, gene therapy, proteins, imaging and diagnostic agents and cosmetics safely to the body in the emerging field called nanomedicine.  

The study appears in the current issue of the journal Science.

Video: Parenting Perspective: Comparing Childhood Development

May 17, 2010

Neill Epperson of the School of Medicine and Center for Women's Behavioral Wellness says a child’s development is unique and should not be compared to other children’s.

Article Source: WPVI-TV (Philadelphia)