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Media Contact:Jordan Reese | jreese@upenn.edu | 215-573-6604October 22, 2009

Penn Launches Web Site Tracking Research Funded by American Recovery and Reinvestment Act

PHILADELPHIA –- The University of Pennsylvania has launched a Web site to inform the public of scientific research funding it has received from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, the stimulus measure that has delivered the largest increase in basic funding in the history of federally funded scientific research: $21.5 billion.

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Media Contact:Jordan Reese | jreese@upenn.edu | 215-573-6604October 22, 2009

Penn Study: Transforming Nanowires Into Nano-Tools Using Cation Exchange Reactions


PHILADELPHIA –- A team of engineers from the University of Pennsylvania has transformed simple nanowires into reconfigurable materials and circuits, demonstrating a novel, self-assembling method for chemically creating nanoscale structures that are not possible to grow or obtain otherwise.

Science Center Grant Winners Named

October 22, 2009
Paul Ducheyne of the School of Engineering and Applied Science is awarded a grant to study nanotechnology.
Article Source: Philadelphia Inquirer

Self-Assembly Used to Make Molecule-Sized Particles With Patches of Charge

October 21, 2009
Dennis Discher of the School of Engineering and Applied Science is cited for his research on nanotechnology.
Article Source: ScienceDaily
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Media Contact:Jordan Reese | jreese@upenn.edu | 215-573-6604October 20, 2009

Penn Team Uses Self-Assembly to Make Tiny Particles With Patches of Charge


PHILADELPHIA –- Physicists, chemists and engineers at the University of Pennsylvania have demonstrated a novel method for the controlled formation of patchy particles, using charged, self-assembling molecules that may one day serve as drug-delivery vehicles to combat disease and perhaps be used in small batteries that store and release charge.

11 Winners Announced of Franklin Institute Awards

October 19, 2009
Peter Nowell of the School of Medicine receives a Franklin Institute Award for co-discovering the chromosome abnormality that causes chronic myelogenous leukemia.
Article Source: Philadelphia Inquirer

Jostling Spurs Cell Spreading

October 18, 2009
Dennis Discher of the School of Engineering and Applied Science discusses a stem-cell-research study.
Article Source: The Scientist

Penn Archaeologist Recreates Ancient Brews

October 13, 2009
Patrick McGovern of Penn Museum and the School of Arts and Sciences is featured, alongside his book, “Uncorking the Past,” for his expertise in ancient brewing.
Article Source: Philadelphia Inquirer

He Got Stung by Beekeeping Bug

October 9, 2009
The Morris Arboretum is home to some of a local bee expert’s hives.
Article Source: Philadelphia Inquirer

Ancient Ales at Penn Museum

October 2, 2009
Penn Museum hosts an exhibit focuses on re-creating age-old beers, featuring Patrick McGovern of the Museum and the School of Arts and Sciences who will sign his book, “Uncorking the Past.”
Article Source: Philadelphia Inquirer