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Media Contact:Jordan Reese | jreese@upenn.edu | 215-573-6604 May 26, 2010

Penn Researchers Add Genetic Data to Archaeology and Linguistics to Get Picture of African Population History

PHILADELPHIA –- Genetic researchers from the University of Pennsylvania have combined data from existing archaeological and linguistic studies of Africa with human genetic data to shed light on the demographic history of the continent from which all human activity emerged.

The study reveals not just a clearer picture of the continent’s history but also the importance of having independent lines of evidence in the interpretation of genetic and genomic data in the reconstruction of population histories.

Sports Genes

May 17, 2010

Sarah Tishkoff of the School of Medicine and the School of Arts and Sciences is cited for her genetics work in Africa.

Article Source: Sports Illustrated
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Media Contact:Jordan Reese | jreese@upenn.edu | 215-573-6604May 26, 2010

“Grinding Mouth, Wrinkle Eye”: Penn Graduate Student Describes New Species of Plant-Eating Dinosaur

PHILADELPHIA –- A team of paleontologists, including a University of Pennsylvania doctoral candidate, has described a new species of dinosaur based upon an incomplete skeleton found in western New Mexico. The new species, Jeyawati rugoculus, comes from rocks that preserve a swampy forest ecosystem that thrived near the shore of a vast inland sea 91 million years ago.

Criação de Célula Sintética Abre Debate Sobre Biossegurança, Ética e Religião

May 22, 2010

Arthur Caplan of the School of Medicine discusses Craig Venter’s findings.

Article Source: O Globo (Brazil)

Obama Encarga Estudiar Las Implicaciones Bioéticas del Hallazgo de Venter

May 21, 2010

Arthur Caplan of the School of Medicine discusses Craig Venter and what his accomplishment means to science.

Article Source: El País (Spain)
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Media Contact:Jordan Reese | jreese@upenn.edu | 215-573-6604May 21, 2010

University of Pennsylvania and Hong Kong University Physicists Describe the Melting of Colloidal Crystal Films

PHILADELPHIA –- Physicists from the University of Pennsylvania and Hong Kong University of Science and Technology have reported an elegant experimental study of the melting behaviors of thin crystalline films, uncovering a variety of interesting differences between thick films of greater than four layers and thinner or single-layer films.

Sports Genes

May 17, 2010

Sarah Tishkoff of the School of Medicine and the School of Arts and Sciences is credited for genetic research conducted in Africa.

Dos Matemáticos Solucionan la Ecuación de Boltzmann, un Problema de 140 Años

May 18, 2010

Philip Gressman and Robert Strain of the School of Arts and Sciences solve a 140-year-old math equation.

Article Source: ABC.es (Madrid)

A Little Neanderthal May Lurk in All of Us

May 17, 2010

Paul Schmidt of the School of Arts and Sciences discusses research suggesting human-Neanderthal cross-species mating.

Article Source: Philadelphia Inquirer

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