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Science Will Bust Out All Over in April

March 9, 2011

Penn’s Center for Brain Injury and Repair and Wade Berrettini of the Center for Neurobiology and Behavior are cited.

Article Source: Philadelphia Inquirer

Video: New Diet Craze: Baby Food Diet

March 1, 2011

David Sarwer of the School of Medicine shares his views and concerns about a new fad diet.

Article Source: KYW-TV (Philadelphia)
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Media Contact:Evan Lerner | elerner@upenn.edu | 215-573-6604 February 24, 2011

Penn Physicists Develop Scalable Method for Making Graphene

PHILADELPHIA — New research from the University of Pennsylvania demonstrates a more consistent and cost-effective method for making graphene, the atomic-scale material that has promising applications in a variety of fields, and was the subject of the 2010 Nobel Prize in Physics.

As explained in a recently published study, a Penn research team was able to create high-quality graphene that is just a single atom thick over 95% of its area, using readily available materials and manufacturing processes that can be scaled up to industrial levels.

Child Brain Scans to Pick Out Future Criminals

February 22, 2011

Adrian Raine of the School of Arts and Sciences and the School of Medicine comments on detecting signs of criminal behavior in children.

Article Source: Telegraph (U.K.)

A Crystal Ball for Predicting the Future of Flu

February 17, 2011

Research conducted by Joshua Plotkin of the School of Arts and Sciences is cited.

Article Source: Discover
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Media Contact:Evan Lerner | elerner@upenn.edu | 215-573-6604 February 18, 2011

Penn Research Predicts Future Evolution of Flu Viruses

PHILADELPHIA -- New research from the University of Pennsylvania is beginning to crack the code of which strain of flu will be prevalent in a given year, with major implications for global public health preparedness. 

Freeze-Frame: Tricks for Probing a Cell’s Moving Parts

February 1, 2011

Erika Holzbaur and Yale Goldman of the School of Medicine and Haim Bau of the School of Engineering and Applied Science comment on research methods for following the movement of cell parts.

Article Source: The Scientist

Video: Diet Soda: Fewer Calories, Greater Stroke Risk?

February 9, 2011

Nehal Mehta of the School of Medicine critiques a study linking diet soda to heightened stroke risk.

Article Source: ABC News

Celebrating Valentine’s Day With Animal Amore at Elmwood Park Zoo

February 10, 2011

James Serpell of the School of Veterinary Medicine comments on animal behavior resembling love.

Article Source: Philadelphia Inquirer
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Media Contact:Evan Lerner | elerner@upenn.edu | 215-573-6604February 3, 2011

Research Suggests Friendships Are Built on Alliances

PHILADELPHIA -- New research from the University of Pennsylvania is challenging some longtime assumptions about why human beings seek and keep their friends, and it reveals a somewhat darker side to the very nature of friendship itself.