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Media Contact:Jordan Reese | jreese@upenn.edu | 215-573-6604June 8, 2009

The New York City Premiere of the Documentary BLAST!, featuring Penn's Balloon-Borne, High-Altitude Telescope


WHAT: The 2008 documentary film BLAST! follows a team of scientists, led by Mark Devlin, professor of astronomy and astrophysics, in their attempts to figure out how galaxies form by launching a revolutionary new telescope on a NASA high-altitude balloon.

The film follows cosmologists from Sweden to Antarctica as they attempt — and fail and try again — to launch the high-altitude telescope above the earth’s atmosphere.

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Media Contact:Jordan Reese | jreese@upenn.edu | 215-573-6604June 3, 2009
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Media Contact:Jordan Reese | jreese@upenn.edu | 215-573-6604May 13, 2009

Arjun G. Yodh Named Director of Penn's Laboratory for Research on the Structure of Matter


PHILADELPHIA –- Arjun G. Yodh, a researcher studying condensed matter physics, medical and biophysics and optics has been named director of the Laboratory for Research on the Structure of Matter at the University of Pennsylvania.

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Media Contact:Jordan Reese | jreese@upenn.edu | 215-573-6604April 30, 2009
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Media Contact:Jordan Reese | jreese@upenn.edu | 215-573-6604April 17, 2009
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Media Contact:Jordan Reese | jreese@upenn.edu | 215-573-6604April 9, 2009

First Results from Penn's Balloon-Borne Telescope BLAST: Extragalactic Survey Reveals Half the Universe's Starlight

PHILADELPHIA –- After two years spent analyzing data from BLAST, the Balloon-borne Large-Aperture Sub-millimeter Telescope, physicists are releasing the first results.

The study, published in the current issue of Nature, reveals that the Far Infrared Background, or FIRB, originates from individual galaxies some 7 to 10 billion light years away.

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Media Contact:Jordan Reese | jreese@upenn.edu | 215-573-6604April 9, 2009

Penn Biologists Discover How "Silent" Mutations Influence Protein Production

PHILADELPHIA -– Biologists at the University of Pennsylvania have revealed a hidden code that determines the expression level of a gene, providing a way to distinguish efficient genes from inefficient ones. The new research, which involved creating hundreds of synthetic green-glowing genes, provides an explanation for how a cell “knows” how much of each protein to make, providing just the right amount of protein to maintain homeostasis yet not too much to cause cell toxicity.

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Media Contact:Jordan Reese | jreese@upenn.edu | 215-573-6604April 8, 2009
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Media Contact:Jordan Reese | jreese@upenn.edu | 215-573-6604April 3, 2009

Penn Vet Honors Students With Largest Individual Research Awards In Veterinary Medicine


PHILADELPHIA –- The 2009 Student Inspiration Awards have been announced by the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine. Award recipients receive $100,000 in research funding, the largest unrestricted student award in veterinary medicine, from the Vernon and Shirley Hill Foundation.