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Morris Arboretum's New Horticulture Center a Pleasure for the Staff

October 1, 2010

The Morris Arboretum’s new Horticulture Center is spotlighted.

Article Source: Philadelphia Inquirer
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Media Contact:Jacquie Posey | jposey@upenn.edu | 215-898-6460September 29, 2010

Penn Biologists Say Species Accumulate on Earth at Slower Rates Than in the Past

PHILADELPHIA –- Computational biologists at the University of Pennsylvania say that species are still accumulating on Earth but at a slower rate than in the past.

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Media Contact:Jacquie Posey | jposey@upenn.edu | 215-898-6460September 22, 2010

Penn Vet Announces $100,000 Winners of 2010 World Leadership Award and Student Inspiration Awards

PHILADELPHIA –- Mo Salman, professor of animal population health at Colorado State University, has been selected as the 2010 recipient of the Penn Vet World Leadership Award, given annually by the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine to a veterinarian who has dramatically changed the practice of the profession and influenced the lives of others.

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Media Contact:Jacquie Posey | jposey@upenn.edu | 215-898-6460September 21, 2010

Penn Researchers Tap Into Cell Power to Create Building “Skins” That Adapt to Heat/Light of Environment

PHILADELPHIA –- Engineers, design architects and cell biologists from the University of Pennsylvania will use a National Science Foundation grant to utilize the flexibility and sensitivity of human cells as the models for next-generation building “skins” that will adapt to changes in the environment and increase building energy efficiency.

Does 'Super' Salmon Pass the Sniff Test?

September 20, 2010

Arthur Caplan of the School of Medicine authors an op-ed on the ethics of genetically engineered foods.

Article Source: MSNBC.com

Nanotechnology Institute Awards Funding Company/University Partnerships

September 14, 2010

Arjun Yodh of the School of Arts and Sciences is cited for his research on liquid crystal displays.

Nanoparticles for Molecular Imaging

September 7, 2010

Andrew Tsourkas of the School of Engineering and Applied Science authors an op-ed on molecular imaging.

Article Source: www.Azonano.com
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Media Contact:Jacquie Posey | jposey@upenn.edu | 215-898-6460September 15, 2010

Successful Periodontal Therapy May Reduce the Risk of Preterm Birth, According to Penn Dental Study

PHILADELPHIA –- A collaboration led by a periodontal researcher from the University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine has found a possible link between the success of gum-disease treatment and the likelihood of giving birth prematurely, according to a study published in the journal BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology.

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Media Contact:Jordan Reese | jreese@upenn.edu | 215-573-6604September 8, 2010

Why the Biological Clock? Penn Study Says Aging Reduces Centromere Cohesion, Disrupts Reproduction

PHILADELPHIA –- University of Pennsylvania biologists studying human reproduction have identified what is likely the major contributing factor to the maternal age-associated increase in aneuploidy, the term for an abnormal number of chromosomes during reproductive cell division.

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Media Contact:Jacquie Posey | jposey@upenn.edu | 215-898-6460September 3, 2010

Moonstruck Primates: Owl Monkeys Need Moonlight as Much as a Biological Clock for Nocturnal Activity

PHILADELPHIA –- An international collaboration led by a University of Pennsylvania anthropologist has shown that environmental factors, like temperature and light, play as much of a role in the activity of traditionally nocturnal monkeys as the circadian rhythm that regulates periods of sleep and wakefulness.