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Media Contact:Jordan Reese | jreese@upenn.edu | 215-573-6604May 7, 2008

Penn Center for Computer Graphics Joins SIG to Build Region's Largest Motion-Capture Studio

PHILADELPHIA- – The Center for Computer Graphics at the University of Pennsylvania is partnering with Susquehanna International Group LLP to build a new computer graphics center and gallery for the program, as well as create the largest academic motion-capture studio in the region.

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Media Contact:Jordan Reese | jreese@upenn.edu | 215-573-6604April 21, 2008

Penn Vet World Awards Ceremony Provides $300,000 in Unrestricted Funding

What:

Presentation of the First Penn Vet World Award and Penn Vet Student Inspiration Awards

Where:

Irvine Auditorium, University of Pennsylvania
3401 Spruce Street
Philadelphia, PA

When:

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Media Contact:Jordan Reese | jreese@upenn.edu | 215-573-6604April 2, 2008

Penn Researcher Explores a Lost Port City of the Mycenaeans in the Region of the Trojan War

PHILADELPHIA –- Along an isolated stretch of the eastern shoreline of Greece, a University of Pennsylvania classics professor and his colleagues are unlocking the secrets of a partially submerged “lost” harbor town believed to have been built by the Mycenaeans 3,500 years ago.

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Media Contact:Jordan Reese | jreese@upenn.edu | 215-573-6604March 24, 2008

University of Pennsylvania Chemist and Mathematician Awarded Sloan Research Fellowships

PHILADELPHIA -– Tobias Baumgart, assistant professor of chemistry at the University of Pennsylvania, and Joachim Krieger, assistant professor of mathematics at Penn, have been named Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellows for 2008.

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Media Contact:Jordan Reese | jreese@upenn.edu | 215-573-6604March 24, 2008

Penn Engineering Receives $7.5 Million to Develop Cooperation Principles for Robot Teams

PHILADELPHIA –- The University of Pennsylvania School of Engineering and Applied Science has received a five-year, $7.5 million grant to draw inspiration from biological organisms, including humans, in order to create principles of cooperation to control teams of next-generation, unmanned, robotic vehicles.

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Media Contact:Jordan Reese | jreese@upenn.edu | 215-573-6604March 14, 2008

Penn Researchers Identify First Sex Chromosome Gene Involved in Meiosis and Male Infertility

PHILADELPHIA -– A team of scientists led by University of Pennsylvania veterinary researchers have identified a gene, TEX11, located on the X chromosome, which when disrupted in mice renders the males sterile and reduces female fecundity. This is the first study of the genetic causes of infertility that links a particular sex chromosome meiosis-specific gene to sterility.

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Media Contact:Jordan Reese | jreese@pobox.upenn.edu | 215-573-6604March 10, 2008

Policing Cells Demand ID to Tell Friend From Foe, Say University of Pennsylvania Cell Engineers

PHILADELPHIA – University of Pennsylvania scientists studying macrophages, the biological cells that spring from white blood cells to eat and destroy foreign or dying cells, have discovered how these “policemen” differentiate between friend and foe.
The paper appears as the cover article in the March 10 edition of the Journal of Cell Biology.

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Media Contact:Jordan Reese | jreese@upenn.edu | 215-573-6604March 3, 2008
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Media Contact:Jordan Reese | jreese@upenn.edu | 215-573-6604March 3, 2008
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Media Contact:Jordan Reese | jreese@upenn.edu | 215-573-6604March 3, 2008

Viruses Evolve To Play By Host Rules, According to University of Pennsylvania Researchers

PHILADELPHIA -- Biologists at the University of Pennsylvania and Harvard University have examined the complete genomes of viruses that infect the bacteria E. coli, P. aeruginosa and L. lactis and have found that many of these viral genomes exhibit codon bias, the tendency to preferentially encode a protein with a particular spelling.

Researchers analyzed patterns of codon usage across 74 bacteriophages using the concept of a "genome landscape," a method of visualizing long-range patterns in a genome sequence.