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August 16, 2013
A new multi-disciplinary study at Penn illuminates a crucial step in the process of cell movement. The protein they examined, Exo70, induces a reshaping of the cell’s plasma membrane, a necessary step in how a cell migrates from one location to another.
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August 15, 2013
Could the high incidence of kidney disease among African-Americans be the flip side of a gene that resists sleeping sickness?
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July 15, 2013
Randall Kamien, Vicki and William Abrams Professor in the Natural Sciences in the Department of Physics and Astronomy at Penn Arts and Sciences, has been awarded a five-year, $500,000 grant from the Simons Foundation, as part of its 2013 class of Simons Investigators.
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July 1, 2013
A study coauthored by Psychology's Professor Emerita Lila Gleitman Professor John Trueswell shows that early vocabulary improvement is likely to have more to do with the “quality” of the interactions in which the words are use
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June 28, 2013
“As a country, we are incredibly focused on short-term returns,” says Steven Fluharty C’79 G’79 Gr’81, Penn’s senior vice provost for research, who in January was selected to become the next dean of the School of Arts and Sciences. “What did that investment create in the following year? In the...
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June 28, 2013
Associate Professor of Biology Joshua B. Plotkin and Postdoctoral Fellow Premal Shah have used a computational model to shed new light on what sets the pace of protein translation in cells. Their discoveries were released in a recent paper in Cell.
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June 27, 2013
SAS’s next dean has a long history with Penn and a unique perspective on the School: as an undergraduate, a graduate student, a dedicated teacher, and the parent of an undergraduate.
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June 26, 2013
The University of Pennsylvania has been named a project site for the Undergraduate STEM Education Initiative. Penn Arts and Sciences will play a major role in the multiyear, multimillion dollar project, which aims to improve the quality of education in science, technology, engineering, and...
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June 20, 2013
Assistant Professor of History Vanessa Ogle has been awarded a Kluge Fellowship for 2013-2014.
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June 20, 2013
Nine students affiliated with the School of Arts and Sciences have won U.S. State Department 2013 Critical Language Scholarships to study languages during the summer:
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