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August 18, 2015
A research team headed by Physics and Astronomy Professor Marija Drndić is using a new method of nanopore gene sequencing to observe protein structures.
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August 11, 2015
One doesn’t usually connect liberal arts graduate students with neuroscience research, but now Penn has.
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August 5, 2015
In a new paper published in the journal American Mineralogist, Reto Gieré, professor and chair of the Department of Earth and Environmental Science, and his coauthors found that a lightning strike produces enough pressure in a rock to create distinct atomic-level structures called shock lamellae.
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August 5, 2015
Ant societies have distinct castes, fine-tuned strategies to avoid disease outbreaks, and dedicated workers that procure food and rear young—features that have arisen over 100 million years of evolution, says Assistant Professor of Biology Timothy Linksvayer.
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July 30, 2015
Members of the Penn community gathered on Saturday, July 25, to mark the official dedication of the Fox Family Pavilion at the newly renamed Fox-Fels Hall and to celebrate a number of appointments and initiatives that will strengthen the Fels Institute of Government and the School’s commitment to...
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July 18, 2015
A $10 million grant from the National Institutes of Health is supporting the establishment of the Physical Sciences Oncology Center  at the University of Pennsylvania, or PSOC@Penn. The center will support researchers from the Perelman School of...
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July 12, 2015
In a study published in the journal PLOS ONE, Penn researchers reported that remediating abandoned buildings can significantly reduce crime and violence. The reduction, including a 39 percent decrease in gun assaults, occurred in the year after Philadelphia began enforcing an ordinance requiring...
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July 9, 2015
University of Pennsylvania biologists, along with researchers from the New York Department of Health and State University of New York at Albany, have identified migrating populations of blacklegged ticks as the source of the spread of Lyme disease in areas in the United States historically free of...
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July 1, 2015
The Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study at Harvard University has selected David W. Christianson as the Elizabeth S. and Richard M. Cashin Fellow for the 2015–2016 academic year.
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