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Media Contact:Evan Lerner | elerner@upenn.edu | 215-573-6604November 14, 2013

Penn Produces Graphene Nanoribbons With Nanopores for Fast DNA Sequencing

The instructions for building all of the body’s proteins are contained in a person’s DNA, a string of chemicals that, if unwound and strung end to end, would form a sentence 3 billion letters long.

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Media Contact:Ron Ozio | ozio@upenn.edu | 215-898-8658November 11, 2013

Multidisciplinary Examination of Innovation in India Is Focus of Penn Bi-Coastal Conference

Burgeoning India is facing historic macroeconomic instability, and 2014 is shaping up to be a contentious election year there. Add a rapidly growing population and an overtaxed infrastructure, and it’s clear India is a case study in the urgent need for innovation.

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Media Contact:Katherine Unger Baillie | kbaillie@upenn.edu | 215-898-9194November 11, 2013

A Tale of Two Genes: Penn Team Elucidates Evolution of Bitter Taste Sensitivity

It’s no coincidence that the expression “to leave a bitter taste in one’s mouth” has a double meaning; people often have strong negative reactions to bitter substances, which, though found in healthful foods like vegetables, can also signify toxicity. For this reason, the ability to sense bitterness likely played an important role in human evolution.

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Media Contact:Evan Lerner | elerner@upenn.edu | 215-573-6604November 11, 2013

Penn and Drexel Team Demonstrates New Paradigm for Solar Cell Construction

For solar panels, wringing every drop of energy from as many photons as possible is imperative.  This goal has sent chemistry, materials science and electronic engineering researchers on a quest to boost the energy-absorption efficiency of photovoltaic devices, but existing techniques are now running up against limits set by the laws of physics.  

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Media Contact:Evan Lerner | elerner@upenn.edu | 215-573-6604November 6, 2013

Researchers at Penn Add Another Tool in Their Directed Assembly Toolkit

An interdisciplinary team of University of Pennsylvania researchers has already developed a technique for controlling liquid crystals by means of physical templates and elastic energy, rather than the electromagnetic fields that manipulate them in televisions and computer monitors. They envision using this technique to direct the assembly of other materials, such as nanoparticles.  

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Media Contact:Jill DiSanto | jdisanto@upenn.edu | 215-898-4820November 4, 2013
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Media Contact:Jill DiSanto | jdisanto@upenn.edu | 215-898-4820November 4, 2013

Transforming Education: Penn’s Netter Center Team Explains a Successful Model

How do we transform education? Team up.

That’s what researchers and educational leaders from the Barbara and Edward Netter Center for Community Partnerships at the University of Pennsylvania say.

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Media Contact:Evan Lerner | elerner@upenn.edu | 215-573-6604November 1, 2013

Penn Psychologists: Reproductive Issues Are Key in Predicting Religiosity

Some people are deeply religious and others not at all. Evolutionary psychologists are interested in determining the functions of religiosity in social life that lead to this diversity.

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Media Contact:Evan Lerner | elerner@upenn.edu | 215-573-6604
Media Contact:Dana Weidig | weidigd@email.chop.edu | 267-426-6092October 30, 2013

Penn, CHOP Researchers Help Author Report on Sports-Related Concussions in Youth

The Institute of Medicine and the National Research Council today released a comprehensive report on sports-related concussions in youth, detailing factors associated with increased rates of the brain injury, the effectiveness of protective devices and new screening, diagnosis, treatment and management techniques, as well as the long-term consequences of concussions.

Penn's Appearance Identity Conference

Looks do matter, and University of Pennsylvania experts will explain why during a Nov. 2 - 3 conference at Penn's Perelman School of Medicine. Among the participants are Sharrona Pearl from the Annenberg School for Communication and Jesse Taylor from Penn Medicine.