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Two Penn Students Awarded HHMI International Research Fellowships
September 6, 2013
Two doctoral students from the University of Pennsylvania, Nam Woo Cho of the Perelman School of Medicine and Maryam Yousefi of the School of Veterinary Medicine, have received International Student Research Fellowships from the Howar
Penn Science Café: Studying Self-Control
September 4, 2013
Associate Professor of Psychology Robert Kurzban studies how the mind has adapted over time to the challenges of the social world, such as how to make decisions about cooperation, morality and punishment. Kurzban will talk about one trait we associate with these challenges: willpower.
Penn Develops Computer Model That Will Help Design Flexible Touchscreens
September 3, 2013
Electronic devices with touchscreens are ubiquitous, and one key piece of technology makes them possible: transparent conductors.
Penn Team Begins Five-Year Sky-Mapping Mission as Part of Dark Energy Survey
September 3, 2013
For hundreds of nights during the next five years, the world’s most powerful digital camera will turn skyward, helping a team of physicists and astronomers from around the globe answer fundamental questions about our universe.
Delivering Drugs With Plants, Penn’s Henry Daniell Aims to Save Lives
September 3, 2013
An admonishment to eat your greens may take on a whole new meaning if Henry Daniell, who recently joined the faculty of the University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine, has anything to do with it.
Penn: Protein That Protects Nucleus Also Regulates Stem Cell Differentiation
August 29, 2013
The human body has hundreds of different cell types, all with the same basic DNA, and all of which can ultimately be traced back to identical stem cells.
Penn Study Finds Earlier Peak for Spain’s Glaciers
August 26, 2013
The last glacial maximum was a time when Earth’s far northern and far southern latitudes were largely covered in ice sheets and sea levels were low. Over much of the planet, glaciers were at their greatest extent roughly 20,000 years ago.
Penn Engineering Brings Two Coding Contests Together with HACKfest
August 26, 2013
On Friday, September 6, more than a thousand students from about 100 universities will descend upon the University of Pennsylvania's School of Engineering and Applied Science to take part in HACKfest, a series of student-run, weekend-long software and hardware design competitions wi
Multi-disciplinary Penn Research Identifies Protein Required for Cell Movement
August 12, 2013
Both basic scientists and clinicians have an interest in how the cells of our body move. Cells must be mobile in order for organisms to grow, to heal, to transmit information internally, to mount immune responses and to conduct a host of other activities necessary for survival.
Fresh Analysis of Dinosaur Skulls by Penn Researchers Finds Three Species Are One
August 9, 2013
A new analysis of dinosaur fossils by University of Pennsylvania researchers has revealed that a number of specimens of the genus Psittacosaurus — once believed to represent three different species — are all members of a single species.