Research

Should Synthetic Biology Be Policed?

June 23, 2011

In her role as the chair of President Obama’s bioethics commission, President Amy Gutmann is quoted about synthetic biology.

Article Source: Forbes.com
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Media Contact:Evan Lerner | elerner@upenn.edu | 215-573-6604June 22, 2011

Penn’s Douglas Jerolmack First Recipient of Luna B Leopold Young Scientist Award

PHILADELPHIA -- Douglas Jerolmack, a professor of earth and environmental science at the University of Pennsylvania, has won the American Geophysical Union’s first Luna B. Leopold Young Scientist Award.  Established in 2009 by AGU’s Earth and Planetary Surface Processes focus group, the award honors geomorphologist and hydrologist Luna B. Leopold.  

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Media Contact:Karen Kreeger | karen.kreeger@uphs.upenn.edu | 215-349-5658June 22, 2011

Next Generation Gene Therapy: Penn Study Shows Potential of Gene Vector to Broaden Eye-Disease Treatment

Philadelphia — Inspired by earlier successes using gene therapy to correct an inherited type of blindness, investigators from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, are poised to extend their approach to other types of blinding disorders.

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Media Contact:Evan Lerner | elerner@upenn.edu | 215-573-6604June 22, 2011

Penn Physicists Observe “Campfire Effect” in Blinking Nanorod Semiconductors

PHILADELPHIA — When semiconductor nanorods are exposed to light, they blink in a seemingly random pattern. By clustering nanorods together, physicists at the University of Pennsylvania have shown that their combined “on” time is increased dramatically providing new insight into this mysterious blinking behavior.

Dr. Chopp, Meet Congressman Weiner

June 21, 2011

Uri Simonsohn of the Wharton School comments on name research.

Article Source: Wall Street Journal
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Media Contact:Steve Barnes | sbarnes@law.upenn.edu | 215-573-5181June 22, 2011

Penn Law Professors Honored for Supreme Court Case Work

 

            PHILADELPHIA -- Professor Stephanos Bibas and lecturers Yolanda Vazquez and Stephen Kinnaird of the University of Pennsylvania Law School along with their legal team have been awarded the 2011 Jack Wasserman Memorial Award from the American Immigration Lawyers Association.

Study Discovers How Microbes Make it Past Tight Spaces Between Cells

June 17, 2011

Jeffrey Weiser and post-doctoral research Thomas Clarke of the Perelman School of Medicine are cited for their research on microbes.

Article Source: Infection Control Today

Sea Level Rise on East Coast Called Fastest in Last Century

June 21, 2011

Ben Horton of the School of Arts and Sciences comments on his sea-level rise research.

Article Source: Philadelphia Inquirer
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Media Contact:Evan Lerner | elerner@upenn.edu | 215-573-6604June 20, 2011

Penn Researchers Link Fastest Sea-Level Rise in Two Millennia to Increasing Temperatures

PHILADELPHIA — An international research team including University of Pennsylvania scientists has shown that the rate of sea-level rise along the U.S. Atlantic coast is greater now than at any time in the past 2,000 years and that there is a consistent link between changes in global mean surface temperature and sea level.

How Gene Conversion Can Beat Malaria in Future

June 15, 2011

A Penn research team sheds light on the fight against malaria.