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December 24, 2014
Since 2000, a team led by University of Pennsylvania and University of Georgia scientists has been responsible for developing genome database resources for microbial pathogens, including the parasites responsible for malaria, sleeping sickness, toxoplasmosis and many other diseases.
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December 17, 2014
Since 2007, the Center for the Advanced Study of India (CASI) has provided funding to nearly 100 Penn undergraduate and graduate students for independent research and volunteer internships in India. In November 2013, the Center announced its first post-baccalaureate fellowship, the Sobti Family...
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December 15, 2014
Writing Out Loud, an academically-based community service course designed by Associate Professor of English Herman Beavers, and theater director and lecturer Suzana Berger, C’02, hosted The Ground on Which We Stand, an end-of-the-semester public performance, on December 14. 
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December 11, 2014
Rutendo Chigora, a University of Pennsylvania senior from Harare, Zimbabwe, has been named one of Zimbabwe’s two recipients of a Rhodes Scholarship which will fund two or three years of study at Oxford University in England. At Oxford, Chigora will pursue a master's degree in public policy.
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December 10, 2014
Charles L. Epstein, Thomas A. Scott Professor of Mathematics, has been named a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) for his distinguished contributions to applied analysis—especially microlocal analysis, index theory, and boundary value problems—and his...
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December 8, 2014
A new study by Assistant Professor of Criminology Sara Heller finds that arrests of adolescents for violence decrease by up to 43 percent when the young people have summer jobs. The research, published in Science, focused on disadvantaged youth in Chicago who were enrolled in the One Summer Plus...
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December 3, 2014
New research from Penn Professor of Psychology Robert Kurzban and Carin Perilloux of Texas State University calls into question the theory that men are overconfident in estimating the sexual interest of a female partner.
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November 25, 2014
Professor of Biology Joshua Plotkin and post-doc Alexander J. Stewart last year published a mathematical explanation of the evolution of cooperation and generosity in nature through the use of the Prisoner’s Dilemma in game theory.
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November 24, 2014
In a new study published in the Journal of Neuroscience, a team led by scientists from the University of Pennsylvania found that a particular set of cells in a small region of the brain are responsible for memory problems after sleep loss. By selectively increasing levels of a signaling molecule in...
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November 20, 2014
The United Kingdom-based mental health research charitable organization MQ: Transforming Mental Health, has awarded a Penn psychology team about $160,000 to support The Personalized Advantage Index (PAI), an analytic tool for predicting effective psychological treatments. The research team is led...
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