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Animal Cloning: The Next Phase

June 10, 2010

Autumn Fiester of the School of Medicine comments on ethical dilemmas involved in endangered-species embryo cloning.

Article Source: BusinessWeek

Insects That Can’t Beat Them Scare Them

June 14, 2010

Daniel Janzen of the School of Arts and Sciences leads a research study on “false-eyed” insects.

Article Source: New York Times
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Media Contact:Jordan Reese | jreese@upenn.edu | 215-573-6604June 10, 2010

University of Pennsylvania Analysis: Contrary to Popular Models, Sugar Is Not Burned by Self-Control Tasks

PHILADELPHIA –- Contradicting a popular model of self-control, a University of Pennsylvania psychologist says the data from a 2007 study argues against the idea that glucose is the resource used to manage self control and that humans rely on this energy source for will power.

The analysis, conducted by Robert Kurzban and published in the current issue of the journal Evolutionary Psychology, shows that evidence previously presented in favor of the claim that the brain consumes extra glucose when people exert self-control shows no such thing.

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Animals and the Gulf Coast Oil Spill

Note for TV and radio: The University of Pennsylvania has a satellite
uplink facility with live-shot capability near campus and an on-campus
ISDN line.

June 9, 2010
  
Expert:
    Dr. Lisa A. Murphy
    Assistant Professor of Toxicology, Department of Pathobiology
    School of Veterinary Medicine, University of Pennsylvania

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