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July 10, 2014
A team of scientists and physicians at the University of Pennsylvania will lead a four-year effort worth as much as $22.5 million to develop next-generation technologies to restore memory function in people who suffer from memory loss due to disease or traumatic injury.
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July 6, 2014
Physicists at Penn Arts and Sciences and the University of Chicago have evidence that a new concept should undergird our understanding of most materials: the anticrystal, a theoretical solid that is completely disordered.
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June 26, 2014
Researchers at Penn's Center of Excellence in Environmental Toxicology (CEET) have been awarded a $10 million grant from the National Institute for Environmental Health Sciences.
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June 20, 2014
Assistant Professor of Anthropology Margaret Bruchac uses multiple lines of evidence—including oral traditions, material analysis, university archives, and craft techonolgies—to better identify Native American cultural materials in museum collections. Her goal is to restore an unbiased...
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June 19, 2014
Penn biologist Daniel Janzen has been chosen to receive a 2014 Blue Planet Prize, an international environmental award sponsored by the Asahi Glass Foundation. The award announcement recognizes Janzen and Costa Rica’s Instituto Nacional de Biodiversidad for work on sustainable development,...
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June 15, 2014
Professor of Biology Dorothy Cheney and Professor of Psychology Robert Seyfarth have received honorary doctorates from the University of Neuchâtel in Switzerland, while Professor Emeritus of Psychology Jacob Nachmias has received an honorary doctorate from the SUNY College of Optometry.
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June 9, 2014
One of the defining features of cells is their membranes. Each cell’s repository of DNA and protein-making machinery must be kept stable and secure from invaders and toxins. Scientists have attempted to replicate these properties, but despite decades of research even the most basic membrane...
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June 4, 2014
Associate Professor of the History of Art Julie Nelson Davis has been elected president of the Japan Art History Forum, an international organization for professionals engaged in the study of Japanese arts and cultures. Davis has been a member of the Forum since its founding in 1996, when she was...
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June 3, 2014
The Director and Faculty Advisory Board Co-Chairs of the Barbara and Edward Netter Center for Community Partnerships have unanimously selected Professor of Music Carol Muller to serve as the next Moorman-Simon Faculty Fellow for a two-year term, beginning on July 1, 2014.
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May 28, 2014
Ruth Schwartz Cowan, Professor Emerita in the Department of History and Sociology of Science in Penn Arts and Sciences, has been elected a member of the American Philosophical Society (APS). The APS was founded in 1743 as the country’s first learned society, and past members include Benjamin...
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