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Danger to Dogs: Some Gums, Mints Can Kill

July 12, 2010

Ken Drobatz of the School of Veterinary Medicine says gum can cause life-threatening symptoms if consumed by canines.

Article Source: KYW-TV (Philadelphia)
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Media Contact: | | August 24, 2010

Getting ”Naked” at Penn’s Arthur Ross Gallery

“Naked: The University Collection Unveiled” opens at the University of Pennsylvania’s Arthur Ross Gallery on Aug. 28. 

Featuring 35 paintings, sculptures, prints, drawings and photographs of the nude from the first century B.C.E. to the present, “Naked” showcases the history of beauty and the human body, documenting the evolution of the definition of beauty.

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Media Contact:Jordan Reese | jreese@upenn.edu | 215-573-6604July 12, 2010

Making the Invisible Visible: Verbal Cues Enhance Visual Detection, Says Penn Researcher

PHILADELPHIA –- Cognitive psychologists at the University of Pennsylvania and University of California have shown that an image displayed too quickly to be seen by an observer can be detected if the participant first hears the name of the object.

Bioethics Gets an Airing

July 7, 2010

President Amy Gutmann debates synthetic biology.

Article Source: Nature

Morris Arboretum is Growing

July 2, 2010

The Morris Arboretum’s expansion plans are featured.

Fruit Fly Genes Yielding Clues to Lou Gehrig's Disease

June 28, 2010

Gillian Ritson, a graduate student in the School of Arts and Sciences, uses mutant fruit flies to study possible Alzheimer's treatments.

Article Source: Philadelphia Inquirer

My, What Scary Eyes You Have

June 21, 2010

Daniel Janzen and Winnie Hallwachs of the School of Arts and Sciences lead a decades-long research study on caterpillars that have developed fake eyes as a defense mechanism.

Article Source: Philadelphia Inquirer
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Media Contact:Jordan Reese | jreese@upenn.edu | 215-573-6604June 17, 2010

Penn Physicists Honored With 2010 Europhysics Prize

PHILADELPHIA -- Charles Kane and Eugene Mele of the University of Pennsylvania are among five scientists awarded the 2010 Europhysics Prize of the European Physical Society Condensed Matter Division for the theoretical prediction and experimental observation of the quantum spin Hall effect and topological insulators.

Slideshow: A Collection of False Peepers

June 14, 2010

Daniel Janzen of the School of Arts and Sciences is credited for his photographic research of insects’ scare tactics.

Article Source: Science

This Week in Willpower

June 13, 2010

Robert Kurzban of the School of Arts and Sciences says new analysis calls into question the hypothesis that will power has a biological fuel.

Article Source: Psychology Today