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Study of Memory Brings Researchers Closer to Mind Reading

June 27, 2012

Penn researchers are cited about finding ‘neural fingerprints’ of memory associations.

Article Source: Los Angeles Times

Implanted Electrodes Offer Clues to Brain’s ‘Thesaurus’

June 28, 2012

Michael Kahana of the School of Arts and Sciences comments on leading a new neuroscience study.

Article Source: New Scientist

Do Animals From Geographically Distant Areas Speak the Same Language?

June 25, 2012

Robert Seyfarth and Dorothy Cheney of the School of Arts and Sciences are cited for their research on animal communication patterns.

Article Source: Washinton Post

Empowering Students of Color: The Role of Minority Serving Institutions

June 26, 2012

Mary Beth Gasman of the Graduate School of Education co-authors a piece on minority serving institutions and STEM programs.

Article Source: Diverse
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Media Contact:Katherine Unger Baillie | kbaillie@upenn.edu | 215-898-9194June 25, 2012

Summer VETS Program Gives High School and College Students a Taste of Veterinary Life at Penn

Gently placing the stethoscope against the golden retriever’s furry rib cage, a woman listens intently through the earpiece.

“Lungs auscult clear,” she declares — veterinarian-speak for a healthy-sounding respiratory system.

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Media Contact:Katherine Unger Baillie | kbaillie@upenn.edu | 215-898-9194June 21, 2012

Flu Research Should Proceed With Caution, Penn’s Joshua Plotkin and Others Urge

PHILADELPHIA — The journal Science is today publishing a paper revealing that highly pathogenic H5N1 influenza, also known as bird flu, can pass from one ferret to another through the air. Publication of these results has been delayed and debated during the last several months for fear that terrorists or others might use information from the study to “weaponize” the flu virus for intentional harm.

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Media Contact:Katherine Unger Baillie | kbaillie@upenn.edu | 215-898-9194June 21, 2012

Penn Dental Medicine Faculty Receive IADR Distinguished Scientist Awards

PHILADELPHIA — For their outstanding research achievements, Denis Kinane and George Hajishengallis of the University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine have received 2012 International Association for Dental Research Distinguished Scientist Awards

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Media Contact:Katherine Unger Baillie | kbaillie@upenn.edu | 215-898-9194
Media Contact:Hannah Johnson | hannah.johnson@bristol.ac.uk | (0117) 928 8896 June 20, 2012

Chemical Analysis of Pottery, Informed by Penn Research, Reveals First Dairying in Saharan Africa

PHILADELPHIA — The first unequivocal evidence that humans in prehistoric Saharan Africa used cattle for their milk nearly 7,000 years ago is described in research by an international team of scientists, led by researchers from the University of Bristol in the United Kingdom and including Kathleen Ryan of the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology.

Don’t Like Sea Level Rise Projections? Make Them Illegal

June 15, 2012

Ben Horton of the School of Arts and Sciences is cited for his research on sea-level rise.

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Media Contact:Evan Lerner | elerner@upenn.edu | 215-573-6604June 21, 2012

Penn Researchers’ Study of Phase Change Materials Could Lead to Better Computer Memory

PHILADELPHIA -- Memory devices for computers require a large collection of components that can switch between two states, which represent the 1’s and 0’s of binary language. Engineers hope to make next-generation chips with materials that distinguish between these states by physically rearranging their atoms into different phases.