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Media Contact:Evan Lerner | elerner@upenn.edu | 215-573-6604July 23, 2012

Penn’s Benjamin Horton Working on State-by-state Sea-level Research

PHILADELPHIA — In June, the North Carolina legislature attempted to block a group of local scientists’ findings about how climate change could impact the state via sea-level rise. The new legislation would, for a time, prohibit the state’s coastal developers from using anything but linear estimates for rates of sea-level rise, where levels would go up by around 20 centimeters over the next century.

How the Higgs Boson Was Lost and Found

July 17, 2012

Gino Segre of the School of Arts and Sciences pens an op-ed about searching for the Higgs boson.

Article Source: Philly.com

Video: Cooperation Trumps Competition Among Some Monkeys, Says Study

July 5, 2012

Collaborative research from Penn’s School of Arts and Sciences and other universities about how cooperation can trump competition in monkeys is spotlighted.

Article Source: Slate

Higgs Boson? What the Physics?

July 10, 2012

Gino Segre of the School of Arts and Sciences explains the discovery of the Higgs Boson particle.

Article Source: Philly.com

How the iPad Helps Scientists Do Their jobs

July 9, 2012

Ben Horton and Paul Schmidt of the School of Arts and Sciences comment on how iPads help scientists with research.

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Media Contact:Evan Lerner | elerner@upenn.edu | 215-573-6604July 3, 2012

Researchers From Penn, Michigan and Duke Study How Cooperation Can Trump Competition in Monkeys

PHILADELPHIA— Being the top dog — or, in this case, the top gelada monkey — is even better if the alpha male is willing to concede at times to subordinates, according to a study by researchers from the University of Pennsylvania, the University of Michigan and Duke University.

Alpha male geladas who allowed subordinate competitors into their group had a longer tenure as leader, resulting in an average of three more offspring each during their lifetimes.

Higgs Particle There, Not There

July 3, 2012

Brig Williams of the School of Arts and Sciences comments on research about the Higgs particle.

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

Chasing Storms to Study the Carbon Cycle, Penn’s Hyejung Lee Pursues Research in Puerto Rico

Most visitors to the Caribbean hope that their stay won’t coincide with a major tropical storm.

Hyejung Lee hoped for exactly the opposite.

The Psychopath Test

July 1, 2012

Adrian Raine of the School of Arts and Sciences and the Perelman School of Medicine is interviewed about neurocriminology and psychopath tests.

Article Source: Philadelphia Magazine
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Media Contact:Evan Lerner | elerner@upenn.edu | 215-573-6604July 1, 2012

Penn Researchers Improve Living Tissues With 3D Printed Vascular Networks Made From Sugar

PHILADELPHIA — Researchers are hopeful that new advances in tissue engineering and regenerative medicine could one day make a replacement liver from a patient’s own cells, or animal muscle tissue that could be cut into steaks without ever being inside a cow. Bioengineers can already make 2D structures out of many kinds of tissue, but one of the major roadblocks to making the jump to 3D is keeping the cells within large structures from suffocating; organs have complicated 3D blood vessel networks that are still impossible to recreate in the laboratory.