Check Up: An Advance Athletes Can Cheer

August 13, 2012

Robert Mauck of the Perelman School of Medicine is cited for a paper detailing advances in “spinning webs of polymer fibers to serve as a ‘scaffold’ for new cells.”

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Media Contact:Gina Bryan | | 215-898-8721August 9, 2012

Penn Researchers and Colleagues Create a Cheaper, Cleaner, More Efficient Catalyst for Burning Methane

PHILADELPHIA — As the world’s accessible oil reserves dwindle, natural gas has become an increasing important energy source. The primary component of natural gas is methane, which has the advantage of releasing less carbon dioxide when it’s burned than do many other hydrocarbon fuels. But because of the very stable structure of the methane molecule, it can be difficult to access the energy stored within.

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Media Contact:Evan Lerner | | 215-573-6604August 9, 2012

Charles L. Kane of Penn Awarded the Dirac Medal for Contributions to Theoretical Physics

PHILADELPHIA  – Charles L. Kane of the University of Pennsylvania is among three who have been awarded the 2012 Dirac Medal and Prize by the Abdus Salam International Centre for Theoretical Physics.

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Xenophobia: Fear of Foreigners

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