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Media Contact:Evan Lerner | elerner@upenn.edu | 215-573-6604September 23, 2015

Two Penn Projects Will Look at Biological Applications of New 2-D Materials

Graphene, a one-atom thick lattice of carbon atoms, has been the focus of intense research since its discovery more than a decade ago. Effectively two-dimensional, graphene has unique physical properties and ultra-high conductivity and promises to revolutionize electronic devices as the ability to mass produce it grows.

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Media Contact:Evan Lerner | elerner@upenn.edu | 215-573-6604September 16, 2015

Penn’s Singh Center Receives $5 Million NSF Grant to Establish Mid-Atlantic Nanotechnology Hub

The National Science Foundation awarded the University of Pennsylvania’s Krishna P. Singh Center for Nanotechnology a five-year, $5 Million grant to establish the Mid-Atlantic Nanotechnology Hub for Research, Education, & Innovation.

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Media Contact:Jeanne Leong | jleong@upenn.edu | 215-573-8151September 11, 2015

Developing Collaborative Relationships Between Penn and China

Through the magic of technology, a robotics symposium held jointly in a University of Pennsylvania classroom and at the Penn Wharton China Center in Beijing allowed the School of Engineering and Applied Science and middle school and high school students to share their work in hopes o

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Media Contact:Evan Lerner | elerner@upenn.edu | 215-573-6604September 4, 2015

University of Puerto Rico and Penn Receive $3M NSF Grant for Research Partnership

The University of Puerto Rico and University of Pennsylvania have been awarded a $3 million National Science Foundation grant to support their Partnership for Research and Education in Materials.

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Media Contact:Evan Lerner | elerner@upenn.edu | 215-573-6604September 3, 2015

Penn Research Helps Develop Predictive Model of How Humans Estimate Speed

Most studies of psychological mechanisms involve watching those mechanisms in action and then devising a theory for how they work.

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Media Contact:Evan Lerner | elerner@upenn.edu | 215-573-6604
Media Contact:Sigrid Wolff | sigrid.wolff@zi-mannheim.de | +49 621 1703-1301September 1, 2015

Penn and German Researchers Help Identify Neural Basis of Multitasking

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By studying networks of activity in the brain's frontal cortex, researchers have shown that the degree to which these networks reconfigure themselves while switching from task to task predicts people’s cognitive flexibility.

What makes someone better at switching between different tasks?

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Media Contact:Evan Lerner | elerner@upenn.edu | 215-573-6604
Media Contact:Karen Kreeger | karen.kreeger@uphs.upenn.edu | 215-349-5658 August 26, 2015

Penn Researchers Receive More Than $1 Million in Kaufman Foundation Awards

University of Pennsylvania researchers will receive five of the 10 grants being awarded this year by the Charles E. Kaufman Foundation, part of The Pittsburgh Foundation, which supports cutting-edge scientific research in chemistry, biology and physics at institutions across Pennsylvania.

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Media Contact:Katherine Unger Baillie | kbaillie@upenn.edu | 215-898-9194August 24, 2015

World Water Week at Penn

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Penn's health schools are celebrating World Water Week by featuring stories that highlight the University's expertise in water-related issues. Follow along on Twitter at ‪#‎PennOneHealth‬.

The University of Pennsylvania's health schools are showing support for World Water Week by highlighting the University's expertise in a broad range of water-related issues. Each day we'll feature a different topic. Follow along and learn more on Twitter at ‪#‎PennOneHealth‬. 

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Media Contact:Evan Lerner | elerner@upenn.edu | 215-573-6604August 17, 2015

Penn Researchers Use Nanoscopic Pores to Investigate Protein Structure

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University of Pennsylvania researchers have made strides toward a new method of gene sequencing a strand of DNA’s bases are read as they are threaded through a nanoscopic hole. In a new study, they have shown that this technique can also be applied to proteins as way to learn more about their structure.

University of Pennsylvania researchers have made strides toward a new method of gene sequencing a strand of DNA’s bases are read as they are threaded through a nanoscopic hole. 

In a new study, they have shown that this technique can also be applied to proteins as way to learn more about their structure.

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Media Contact:Evan Lerner | elerner@upenn.edu | 215-573-6604August 17, 2015

PennApps Brings World's Largest Collegiate Hackathon to Wells Fargo Center Sept. 4-6

Two thousand of the world’s top young coders will descend on the Wells Fargo Center from Friday, September 4 to Sunday September 6, battling for over $30,000 in prizes at the world’s largest collegiate hackathon: PennApps.