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Audio: What Your Genes Can Tell You About Your Memory

October 5, 2012

Ted Abel of the School of Arts and Science joins a discussion about a study that identifies key molecules involved in forming long-term memories.

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Philly Men on the Fast Track to Success

October 8, 2012

Ben Horton of the School of Arts and Sciences (pictured in the third photo in the slide show) is featured his research on sea-level changes.

Article Source: Philadelphia Style
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Media Contact:Jill DiSanto | jdisanto@upenn.edu | 215-898-4820October 8, 2012

Penn Hosts First Ivy Plus STEM Symposium

This weekend, Penn hosted the first Ivy Plus Symposium and workshops for diverse scholars, a national conference designed to encourage exceptional undergraduate students to pursue advanced training in the sciences, technology, engineering and mathematics, or STEM, fields. 

Survival of the Nicest: Friendly Baboons Live Longest

October 2, 2012

Robert Seyfarth is cited and Dorothy Cheney of the School of Arts and Sciences is quoted about their research involving baboon personalities.

Article Source: Wired
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Media Contact:Katherine Unger Baillie | kbaillie@upenn.edu | 215-898-9194October 2, 2012

Penn Vet Added to United Way's List of Approved Charities

PHILADELPHIA — The University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine has been added to the list of United Way charities to which individuals in the Philadelphia area may donate as part of a workplace campaign.

The Art of Science Blogging

September 27, 2012

Mark Trodden of the School of Arts and Sciences is interviewed about the advantages of scientists’ blogging.

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Media Contact:Evan Lerner | elerner@upenn.edu | 215-573-6604October 1, 2012

Penn Researchers Connect Baboon Personalities to Social Success and Health Benefits

PHILADELPHIA — Whether human or baboon, it helps to have friends. For both species, studies have shown that robust social networks lead to better health and longer lives. Now, a team of University of Pennsylvania researchers has helped show that baboon personality plays a role in these outcomes, and, like people, some baboons’ personalities are better suited to making and keeping friends than others.

Just Say No to Cracks

September 28, 2012

Daeyeon Lee of the School of Engineering and Applied Science comments on nanoparticle suspension.

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Media Contact:Katherine Unger Baillie | kbaillie@upenn.edu | 215-898-9194September 28, 2012

Penn Immunologists Find a Molecule That Puts the Brakes on Inflammation

PHILADELPHIA — We couldn’t live without our immune systems, always tuned to detect and eradicate invading pathogens and particles. But sometimes the immune response goes overboard, triggering autoimmune diseases like lupus, asthma or inflammatory bowel disease.

A new study led by University of Pennsylvania researchers has now identified a crucial signaling molecule involved in counterbalancing the immune system attack.

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Media Contact:Evan Lerner | elerner@upenn.edu | 215-573-6604September 26, 2012

Penn Researcher Part of $1.5 Million Grant to Reduce Gene Sequencing Costs

PHILADELPHIA — A collaboration between researchers at Columbia University and Marija Drndić of the University of Pennsylvania has been awarded a three-year, $1.5 million grant for a project aimed at reducing the cost of genome sequencing. The grant was made by the National Human Genome Research Institute, part of the National Institutes of Health.