News

January 7, 2014
A multidisciplinary team from Penn has published in Nature Methods a first-of-its-kind way to isolate RNA from live cells in their natural tissue microenvironment without damaging nearby cells. This allows the researchers to analyze how cell-to-cell chemical connections influence individual cell...
share
December 18, 2013
A team of material scientists, chemical engineers, and physicists from the University of Pennsylvania has made another advance in its effort to use liquid crystals as a medium for assembling structures.
share
December 16, 2013
In a new study published in Nature Genetics, University of Pennsylvania researchers and colleagues have made inroads into the mechanism by which amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), better known as Lou Gehrig’s disease, acts.
share
December 15, 2013
Though many people believe squirrels have existed in urban landscapes since Europeans arrived in the U.S., their presence is actually the result of intentional introductions.
share
December 12, 2013
Assistant Professor of Chemistry Zahra Fakhraai has received the National Science Foundation's Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) award.
share
December 10, 2013
A new study by Penn scientists has identified key steps that trigger the disintegration of cellular regulation that causes cancer.
share
December 3, 2013
Celebrate the season of giving by supporting excellence at Penn Arts and Sciences.Your gift to the Arts and Sciences Annual Fund will help us to address our most important needs and urgent priorities:•    Enhancing innovative teaching.•    Supporting cutting-edge...
share
December 3, 2013
A team of neuroscientists from the University of Pennsylvania, Drexel University, and Freiburg University has used a video game to discover that particular brain cells encode spatial information to form “geotags” for specific memories. The geotags are activated immediately before those memories are...
share
December 2, 2013
The changes the U.S. Senate made to the filibuster rules on November 21, 2013 are the types of parliamentary tactics that make legislative scholars excited to go to work each day. The term “filibuster” refers to the various tools available to legislators to prevent bills from being considered by...
share
November 30, 2013
Sarah Tishkoff, Penn Integrates Knowledge Professor in the Department of Biology and Penn Medicine’s Department of Genetics, is senior author of a new study that provides evidence of the significance of bitter taste perception.
share
Syndicate content