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Don’t Like Sea Level Rise Projections? Make Them Illegal

June 15, 2012

Ben Horton of the School of Arts and Sciences is cited for his research on sea-level rise.

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Media Contact:Evan Lerner | elerner@upenn.edu | 215-573-6604June 21, 2012

Penn Researchers’ Study of Phase Change Materials Could Lead to Better Computer Memory

PHILADELPHIA -- Memory devices for computers require a large collection of components that can switch between two states, which represent the 1’s and 0’s of binary language. Engineers hope to make next-generation chips with materials that distinguish between these states by physically rearranging their atoms into different phases.

Audio: New Developments in DNA Sequencing

June 7, 2012

Jonathan Moreno of the Perelman School of Medicine and the School of Arts and Sciences discusses recent developments in DNA sequencing.

Article Source: The Take Away
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Media Contact:Katherine Unger Baillie | kbaillie@upenn.edu | 215-898-9194June 8, 2012

Penn Researchers Organize Conference in Greece on Innate Immunity

PHILADELPHIA—Two University of Pennsylvania professors are serving as organizers of the Ninth International Conference on Innate Immunity, to be held June 23-28 in Ixia, Greece, on the island of Rhodes.

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Media Contact:Katherine Unger Baillie | kbaillie@upenn.edu | 215-898-9194
Media Contact:Holly Auer | holly.auer@uphs.upenn.edu | 215-349-5659June 7, 2012

Penn and Cornell Researchers Spearhead the Development of New Guidelines for Veterinary CPR

PHILADELPHIA — For nearly 50 years, the American Heart Association, with the help of researchers and physicians from across the nation, has developed and disseminated guidelines on how best to perform cardiopulmonary resuscitation on patients experiencing cardiac arrest. But no such evidence-based guidelines existed in the veterinary world.

Should Teachers Learn Neuroscience?

June 6, 2012

Jonathan Moreno of the Perelman School of Medicine and the School of Arts and Sciences shares his views on whether teachers should learn about neuroscience.

Article Source: Psychology Today

Older People Do Smell Different

May 31, 2012

Johan Lundrstrom of the School of Arts and Sciences is featured for collaborative research about how people smell at different ages.

Article Source: Philly.com

Our Predatory T Cells

May 31, 2012

Andrea Liu of the School of Arts and Sciences blogs about her collaborative research with Christopher Hunter, Tajie Harris and David Christian of the School of Veterinary Medicine about T cells that hunt parasites.

Article Source: The Huffington Post
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Media Contact:Karen Lawrence | lawrence@upenn.edu | 215-898-1842May 30, 2012

Penn to Host 2012 Ivy Plus STEM Symposium & Workshops for Diverse Scholars

PHILADELPHIA — On October 4-6, 2012, the inaugural Ivy Plus Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) Symposium & Workshop for Diverse Scholars will take place at the University of Pennsylvania. The conference targets students participating in the Ronald E. McNair Post-baccalaureate Achievement Program, Mellon-Mays Undergraduate Fellowship, Minority Access to Research Careers, and Minority Biomedical Research Support (RISE) Program. Other interested students are also encouraged to apply.

Video: Microscopic Video Reveals T Cells ‘Hunting’ Parasites Like Tiny Sharks

May 30, 2012

Christopher Hunter and Tajie Harris of the School of Veterinary Medicine and Andrea Liu and Edward Banigan of the School of Arts and Sciences are cited for their research about T cells that hunt parasites.

Article Source: The Atlantic