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.
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.
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.
PHILADELPHIA — By pairing an intimate knowledge of immune-system function with a deep understanding of statistical physics, a cross-disciplinary team at the University of Pennsylvania has arrived at a surprising finding: T cells use a movement strategy to track down parasites that is similar to strategies that predators such as monkeys, sharks and blue-fin tuna use to hunt their prey.
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