Natural Science

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Close Encounters of the Prehistoric Kind

May 13, 2010

Sarah Tishkoff of the School of Medicine and the School of Arts and Sciences discusses research findings on the Neandertal genome.

Article Source: Science
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Media Contact:Jordan Reese | jreese@upenn.edu | 215-573-6604 May 12, 2010

Mathematicians Solve 140-Year-Old Boltzmann Equation

PHILADELPHIA –- Two University of Pennsylvania mathematicians have found solutions to a 140-year-old, 7-dimensional equation that were not known to exist for more than a century despite its widespread use in modeling the behavior of gases.

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

Cellular Workouts Strengthen Endothelial Cells' Grasp

PHILADELPHIA –- University of Pennsylvania bioengineers have demonstrated that the cells that line blood vessels respond to mechanical forces — the microscopic tugging and pulling on cellular structures — by reinforcing and growing their connections, thus creating stronger adhesive interactions between neighboring cells.

UPenn President to Advise Obama

May 3, 2010

President Amy Gutmann discusses her role as President Obama’s bioethics-commission chair.

Article Source: WHYY Radio (Philadelphia)

Short Reads

May 3, 2010

President Amy Gutmann is cited as the chair of President Obama’s bioethics commission.

Article Source: Genome Technology
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Gulf Coast Oil Spill

Expert comment from the University of Pennsylvania

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.

Expert:
    Dr. Benjamin Horton
    Assistant Professor, Earth and Environmental Science
    University of Pennsylvania


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