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Media Contact:Pam Kosty | pkosty@upenn.edu | 215-898-4045March 11, 2013

Penn Museum Mummies Contribute to Emerging Medical Understanding of Atherosclerosis

Atherosclerosis, or hardening of the arteries, has been widely assumed to be a disease of modern times, brought on by modern foods and lifestyles — until now.

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Media Contact:Katherine Unger Baillie | kbaillie@upenn.edu | 215-898-9194March 7, 2013

Willenbring to Discuss Antarctica, Climate Change at Penn Science Café March 12

WHO:             Jane Willenbring

                        Assistant Professor of Earth and Environmental Science

‘God Particle’ Could Spell Doom for the Universe

February 26, 2013

I. Joseph Kroll of the School of Arts and Sciences comments on the “God particle.”

Article Source: The Times of India
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Media Contact:Jacquie Posey | jposey@upenn.edu | 215-898-6460February 21, 2013

The Penn Science Café and Penn Lightbulb Café Return

PHILADELPHIA-- The Penn Science Café and the Penn Lightbulb Café are back, bringing the University of Pennsylvania’s top scholars out on the town to share their res

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Media Contact:John Donges | jdonges@vet.upenn.edu | 215-898-4234February 21, 2013

Penn Vet’s Nicola Mason and Penn Medicine and Penn Nursing’s Yvonne Paterson Win One Health Award

PHILADELPHIA — Nicola Mason and Yvonne Paterson have been named this year’s recipients of the University of Pennsylvania

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Media Contact:Katherine Unger Baillie | kbaillie@upenn.edu | 215-898-9194May 14, 2013

Through Memoir, Penn Vet’s Adrian Morrison Recounts Idyllic Childhood in the Brandywine Valley

Adrian Morrison, professor emeritus at the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine, has had plenty of experience writing about his area of academic expertise, REM sleep.

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Media Contact:Katherine Unger Baillie | kbaillie@upenn.edu | 215-898-9194February 15, 2013

Penn’s Brian Gregory Is ‘Making Major Strides’ in RNA Biology

Everyone has heard of DNA, the blueprint for life. But if it were up to Brian Gregory, an assistant professor of biology at the University of Pennsylvania, DNA’s close cousin, RNA, would get equal billing.

Owl Monkeys Shed Light on Evolution of Love

February 13, 2013

Eduardo Fernandez-Duque of the School of Arts and Sciences is quoted about research that finds that loyal owl monkeys reproduce more than those with multiple partners.

Article Source: National Geographic
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Media Contact:Katherine Unger Baillie | kbaillie@upenn.edu | 215-898-9194February 13, 2013

Penn Geologists Quantify, Characterize Sediment Carried by Mississippi Flood to Louisiana Wetlands

PHILADELPHIA — The spring 2011 flood on the Mississippi was among the largest floods ever, the river swelling over its banks and wreaking destruction in the surrounding areas.

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Media Contact:Katherine Unger Baillie | kbaillie@upenn.edu | 215-898-9194February 13, 2013

Penn Vet Team Uncovers a Pathway That Stimulates Bone Growth

PHILADELPHIA — Researchers from the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine have discovered that a protein called Jagged-1 stimulates human stem cells to differentiate into bone-producing cells.