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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

Audio: Dr. Ben Horton, University of Pennsylvania – Historic Sea Level Change

March 25, 2013

Benjamin Horton of the School of Arts and Sciences is featured for his research of sea level change.

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Media Contact:Katherine Unger Baillie | kbaillie@upenn.edu | 215-898-9194March 27, 2013

Sugar Triggers Plants to Mature to Adulthood, Penn Biologists Find

Like animals, plants go through several stages of development before they reach maturity. It has long been thought that some of the transitions between these stages are triggered by changes in the nutritional status of the plant.

Study: Sending Electricity Through Our Brains Makes Us More Creative

March 18, 2013

Sharon Thompson-Schill of the School of Arts and Sciences is quoted about studying the effect on creative thought by sending electricity through the brain.

Article Source: The Atlantic