Like animals, plants go through several stages of development before they reach maturity. It has long been thought that some of the transitions between these stages are triggered by changes in the nutritional status of the plant.
Sharon Thompson-Schill of the School of Arts and Sciences is quoted about studying the effect on creative thought by sending electricity through the brain.
Atherosclerosis, or hardening of the arteries, has been widely assumed to be a disease of modern times, brought on by modern foods and lifestyles — until now.
WHO: Jane Willenbring
Assistant Professor of Earth and Environmental Science
Everyone has heard of DNA, the blueprint for life. But if it were up to Brian Gregory, an assistant professor of biology at the University of Pennsylvania, DNA’s close cousin, RNA, would get equal billing.
Gregory studies RNA, or ribonucleic acid, primarily in plants in his lab at Penn, investigating not only how it functions as a code for building proteins but also how it serves to regulate gene expression.