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How Poverty Might Change the Brain

June 13, 2013

Martha Farah of the School of Arts and Sciences is profiled for studying the connection between socioeconomic status and the brain.

Article Source: CNN

7 Young Technologies Changing the World

June 11, 2013

Junhyong Kim of the School of Arts and Sciences is highlighted for researching genomics and co-directing the Penn Genome Frontiers Institute.

Article Source: MSN Money
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Media Contact:Ron Ozio | ozio@upenn.edu | 215-898-8658 June 11, 2013

Daniel J. Mindiola Appointed Presidential Term Professor at Penn

Daniel J. Mindiola has been named the fourth Presidential Term Professor at the University of Pennsylvania, effective Aug. 1.  Mindiola will be Presidential Term Professor of Chemistry in the School of Arts and Sciences.

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Media Contact:Pam Kosty | pkosty@upenn.edu | 215-898-4045June 5, 2013

Penn Research Identifies Bone Tumor in 120,000-Year-Old Neandertal Rib

The first-known definitive case of a benign bone tumor has been discovered in the rib of a young Neandertal who lived about 120,000 years ago in what is now present-day Croatia. The bone fragment, which comes from the famous archaeological cave site of Krapina, contains by far the earliest bone tumor ever identified in the archaeological record.

New Jersey Shore Under Oceanic Assault

June 4, 2013

Benjamin Horton of the School of Arts and Sciences reviews his research of sea level rise along the New Jersey shoreline.

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Media Contact:Pam Kosty | pkosty@upenn.edu | 215-898-4045June 3, 2013

Penn Provides New Evidence on Origins of Winemaking in France

France is renowned the world over as a leader in the crafts of viticulture and winemaking—but the beginnings of French viniculture have been largely unknown, until now.

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Media Contact:Evan Lerner | elerner@upenn.edu | 215-573-6604June 3, 2013

Penn Research Shows Way to Improve Stem Cells’ Cartilage Formation

Cartilage injuries are difficult to repair. Current surgical options generally involve taking a piece from another part of the injured joint and patching over the damaged area, but this approach involves damaging healthy cartilage, and a person’s cartilage may still deteriorate with age.

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Media Contact:Evan Lerner | elerner@upenn.edu | 215-573-6604June 3, 2013

Penn Researchers Integrate Origami and Engineering

The quintessential piece of origami might be a decorative paper crane, but in the hands of an interdisciplinary University of Pennsylvania research team, it could lead to a drug-delivery device, an emergency shelter, or even a space station.

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Media Contact:Evan Lerner | elerner@upenn.edu | 215-573-6604May 14, 2013

Penn Research Helps Paint Finer Picture of Massive 1700 Earthquake

In 1700, a massive earthquake struck the west coast of North America. Though it was powerful enough to cause a tsunami as far as Japan, a lack of local documentation has made studying this historic event challenging.

Audio: Anatomy of Violence

May 6, 2013

Adrian Raine of the School of Arts and Sciences and the Perelman School of Medicine is interviewed about studying the psychological origins of crime.

Article Source: WHYY