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Media Contact:Gina Bryan | bryangm@upenn.edu | 215-898-8721August 9, 2012

Penn Researchers and Colleagues Create a Cheaper, Cleaner, More Efficient Catalyst for Burning Methane

PHILADELPHIA — As the world’s accessible oil reserves dwindle, natural gas has become an increasing important energy source. The primary component of natural gas is methane, which has the advantage of releasing less carbon dioxide when it’s burned than do many other hydrocarbon fuels. But because of the very stable structure of the methane molecule, it can be difficult to access the energy stored within.

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Media Contact:Evan Lerner | elerner@upenn.edu | 215-573-6604August 9, 2012

Charles L. Kane of Penn Awarded the Dirac Medal for Contributions to Theoretical Physics

PHILADELPHIA  – Charles L. Kane of the University of Pennsylvania is among three who have been awarded the 2012 Dirac Medal and Prize by the Abdus Salam International Centre for Theoretical Physics.

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

Penn Researchers Show New Way of Assembling Particles Into Complex Structures

PHILADELPHIA — Many recent advances in microtechnology and nanotechnology depend on microscopic spherical particles self-assembling into large-scale aggregates to form a relatively limited range of crystalline structures.  Directed assembly is a new branch of this field, where scientists figure out how to make particles assemble to form a broad range of structures at given locations.

At Penn Lab, Scientists Take First Steps Toward Building Human Organs

July 29, 2012

Penn bioengineering research about 3D printing is featured.

Article Source: Philly.com

Could Germs on Your Skin Be Good for You?

July 26, 2012

Graduate student Shruti Naik of the Perelman School of Medicine discusses skin microbes and the immune system.

Article Source: US News

Out of Africa: Startling New Genetics of Human Origins

July 26, 2012

Sarah Tishkoff of the School of Arts and Sciences and the Perelman School of Medicine discusses her new paper entitled Cell.

Article Source: Scientific American

Genetic Data and Fossil Evidence Tell Differing Tales of Human Origins

July 26, 2012

Sarah Tishkoff of the School of Arts and Sciences and the Perelman School of Medicine is cited for her research on genomes and human origin.

Article Source: New York Times
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Media Contact:Evan Lerner | elerner@upenn.edu | 215-573-6604July 26, 2012

Penn’s Charles Kane Named Simons Investigator and Awarded $500,000 Grant

PHILADELPHIA — Charles Kane of the University of Pennsylvania has been awarded a five-year,  $500,000 grant from the Simons Foundation, as part of its inaugural class of Simons Investigators.

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Media Contact:Katherine Unger Baillie | kbaillie@upenn.edu | 215-898-9194July 26, 2012

Penn-led Study of African Hunter-Gatherers Elucidates Human Variation, Evolution and Interbreeding

PHILADELPHIA — Human diversity in Africa is greater than any place else on Earth. Differing food sources, geographies, diseases and climates offered many targets for natural selection to exert powerful forces on Africans to change and adapt to their local environments. The individuals who adapted best were the most likely to reproduce and pass on their genomes to the generations who followed.

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Media Contact:Katherine Unger Baillie | kbaillie@upenn.edu | 215-898-9194July 25, 2012

Many Protected Areas Face Threats in Sustaining Biodiversity, Penn’s Daniel Janzen and Colleagues Report

PHILADELPHIA — Establishing protection over a swath of land seems like a good way to conserve its species and its ecosystems. But in a new study, University of Pennsylvania biologist Daniel Janzen joins more than 200 colleagues to report that protected areas are still vulnerable to damaging encroachment, and many are suffering from biodiversity loss.