Natural Science

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Audio: Stomach This

May 6, 2013

Paul Rozin of the School of Arts and Sciences discusses the origins of disgust and why consumers are disgusted by some foods and not others.

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Media Contact:Evan Lerner | elerner@upenn.edu | 215-573-6604May 20, 2013

Penn Research Makes Advance in Nanotech Gene Sequencing Technique

The allure of personalized medicine has made new, more efficient ways of sequencing genes a top research priority. One promising technique involves reading DNA bases using changes in electrical current as they are threaded through a nanoscopic hole.

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Media Contact:Ashley Berke | berke@vet.upenn.edu | 215-898-1475
Media Contact:John Donges | jdonges@vet.upenn.edu | 215-898-4234May 1, 2013

Penn Vet Working Dog Center Collaborating on Ovarian Cancer Detection Study

In a unique, interdisciplinary collaboration, the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine’s Working Dog Center, The School of Arts and Science's Department of Physics and Astronomy, Penn Medicine’s Division of Gynecologic Oncology and the Monell Chemical Senses Center have joined together to study ovarian cancer detection by dogs and e-sensors.

How Much Is Delaware Bay’s Sea Level Rising?

April 28, 2013

Benjamin Horton of the School of Arts and Sciences is mentioned for his sea-level rise research.

Article Source: Philly.com
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Media Contact:Evan Lerner | elerner@upenn.edu | 215-573-6604May 22, 2013

Penn-led Research Maps Historic Sea-level Change on the New Jersey Coastline

Hurricane Sandy caught the public and policymakers off guard when it hit the United States’ Atlantic Coast last fall. Because much of the storm’s devastation was wrought by flooding in the aftermath, researchers have been paying attention to how climate change and sea-level rise may have played a role in the disaster and how those factors may impact the shoreline in the future.

Audio: Born Bad: Biology Could Determine the Criminal Mind

April 22, 2013

Adrian Raine of the School of Arts and Science and the Perelman School of Medicine is interviewed about predicting criminal behavior.

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Media Contact:Evan Lerner | elerner@upenn.edu | 215-573-6604May 28, 2013

Penn Researcher’s Studies Yield Surprises About Lichens, Biodiversity

Since the time of Linnaeus and even before, biologists and naturalists have been keen to organize living things into distinct groups. Now the modern technology of rapid DNA sequencing has revolutionized that categorizing task, providing a window into the relationships among species about which little was once known.

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Media Contact:Jennifer Gillard | jgillard@seas.upenn.edu | 215-746-3954April 8, 2013

Penn Researchers Help Find Therapeutic Target for Treating Brain Injury

A research team including members of the Department of Bioengineering in the University of Pennsylvania School of Engineering and Applied Science has discovered that drug intervention to reduce intercellular signaling between astrocytes following traumatic brain injury reduces cognitive deficits and damage.

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Media Contact:Evan Lerner | elerner@upenn.edu | 215-573-6604April 8, 2013

Penn Research Shows That Young Children Have Grammar and Chimpanzees Don’t

A new study from the University of Pennsylvania has shown that children as young as 2 understand basic grammar rules when they first learn to speak and are not simply imitating adults.

Video: Red Tape Chronicles: Having Trouble Saving? Blame Your Brain

April 3, 2013

Joe Kable of the School of Arts and Sciences is featured.

Article Source: NBC News.com