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Media Contact:Katherine Unger Baillie | kbaillie@upenn.edu | 215-898-9194August 26, 2014

Penn Paleontologists Describe a Possible Dinosaur Nest and Young ‘Babysitter’

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A new examination of a rock slab containing fossils of 24 very young dinosaurs and one older individual is suggestive of a group of hatchlings overseen by a caretaker, according to a new study by University of Pennsylvania researchers.

Dinosaurs are often depicted as giant, frightening beasts. But every creature is a baby once.

A new examination of a rock slab containing fossils of 24 very young dinosaurs and one older individual is suggestive of a group of hatchlings overseen by a caretaker, according to a new study by University of Pennsylvania researchers.

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Media Contact:Katherine Unger Baillie | kbaillie@upenn.edu | 215-898-9194August 26, 2014

For Penn’s Tanner Frank, Dinosaur Digs in Utah Offer a Desk Job Alternative

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This summer, Frank, now a sophomore at the University of Pennsylvania, spent time pursuing his childhood passion on dinosaur digs in the Utah desert. Working side by side with experts, he uncovered fossils, footprints and a confirmation that he’s on the right academic path.

Like a lot of little kids, Tanner Frank went through a “dinosaur phase.” Unlike most, however, he says, “I never grew out of it.”

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Media Contact:Evan Lerner | elerner@upenn.edu | 215-573-6604August 19, 2014

Penn Engineering Postdoc Duygu Kuzum Is One of ‘Innovators Under 35’

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The process of information flow in the brain is fundamentally different from that in a silicon chip, but Duygu Kuzum aims to bridge that gap through transparent, graphene-based electrodes.

By Madeleine Stone  @themadstone

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Media Contact:Amanda Mott | ammott@upenn.edu | 215-898-1422June 14, 2014

Penn’s Minh Nguyen Receives International Sabin Metal Ron Bleggi Award

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Minh Nguyen, a third-year Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Chemistry in the University of Pennsylvania’s School of Arts & Sciences, has received the 2014 Sabin Metal Ron Bleggi Award from the International Precious Metals Institute. Nguyen accepted the award at IPMI’s 38th Annual Conference in Orlando, Fla.

Minh Nguyen, a third-year Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Chemistry in the University of Pennsylvania’s School of Arts & Sciences, has received the 2014 Sabin Metal Ron Bleggi Award from the International Precious Metals Institute.

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Media Contact:Evan Lerner | elerner@upenn.edu | 215-573-6604July 30, 2014

Penn Physics/Medicine Receives $2.8 Million Grant for Stroke Research

The National Institutes of Health have awarded University of Pennsylvania researchers a five-year, $2.8 million grant to further research on techniques for monitoring blood flow in the brain following strokes.

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Media Contact:Katherine Unger Baillie | kbaillie@upenn.edu | 215-898-9194
Media Contact:Lee-Ann Donegan | Leeann.Donegan@uphs.upenn.edu | 215-349-5660July 29, 2014

Penn Team Makes Cancer Glow to Improve Surgical Outcomes

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The best way to cure most cases of cancer is to surgically remove the tumor. The Achilles heel of this approach, however, is that the surgeon may fail to extract the entire tumor, leading to a local recurrence. With a new technique, researchers at the University of Pennsylvania have established a new strategy to help surgeons see the entire tumor in the patient, increasing the likelihood of a positive outcome.

The best way to cure most cases of cancer is to surgically remove the tumor. The Achilles heel of this approach, however, is that the surgeon may fail to extract the entire tumor, leading to a local recurrence.

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Media Contact:Katherine Unger Baillie | kbaillie@upenn.edu | 215-898-9194July 28, 2014

Penn’s David Hewitt Helps Philadelphia Design Parks Agile Enough to Adapt

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Philadelphia Parks and Recreation is rolling out a brand new approach to managing its green spaces and the University of Pennsylvania's David Hewitt is helping them do it.

On a Wednesday afternoon in the Cobbs Creek Environmental Education Center, a group gathered around a large table covered in maps and photos.

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Media Contact:Evan Lerner | elerner@upenn.edu | 215-573-6604July 21, 2014

Toyota-ITC Gift Will Support Penn Research on Automotive Electronic and Computer Systems

The University of Pennsylvania's PRECISE Center has received a substantial financial gift from the Toyota InfoTechnology Center. Toyota-ITC is interested in promoting the PRECISE Center's efforts on safety algorithms for self-driving cars, remote automotive diagnostics, resilient control of au

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Media Contact:Evan Lerner | elerner@upenn.edu | 215-573-6604July 15, 2014

Penn Study: Understanding Graphene’s Electrical Properties on an Atomic Level

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Graphene is widely touted as being the most electrically conductive material ever studied. However, not all graphene is the same; with so few atoms, the arrangement of each one has an impact on its overall function.

Graphene, a material that consists of a lattice of carbon atoms, one atom thick, is widely touted as being the most electrically conductive material ever studied. However, not all graphene is the same. With so few atoms comprising the entirety of the material, the arrangement of each one has an impact on its overall function.

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Media Contact:Katherine Unger Baillie | kbaillie@upenn.edu | 215-898-9194July 14, 2014

Penn Vet’s Lisa Gretebeck Tackles Public Health Through Research and Outreach

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Lisa Gretebeck always knew she wanted to be a veterinarian. Like many aspiring young vets, Gretebeck was first attracted to the career through her love for animals.

By Madeleine Stone  @themadstone

Lisa Gretebeck always knew she wanted to be a veterinarian. Like many aspiring young vets, Gretebeck was first attracted to the career through her love for animals.