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December 1, 2015
Before you set out for your next hike, make sure you bring sturdy boots, ample water, and an understanding of the cognitive underpinnings of your sense of direction.
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December 1, 2015
By Rebecca GuenardThe Claw! Descending into a congregate of plush toys, the claw pulls out a single prize and isolates it from the pack. We are all familiar with the popular arcade game; now imagine such a mechanism put to use at the atomic level. Eric Schelter, associate professor of chemistry,...
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December 1, 2015
Racial Differences in Education’s Impact on Net Worth
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December 1, 2015
Penn-in-Cannes Program Inspires Adventurous Scholarship
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November 30, 2015
In a new report in the journal The Plant Cell, a team of biologists led by Assistant Professor Brian Gregory and graduate student Lee E. Vandivier used material from both humans and plants to examine chemical modifications to messenger RNA, or mRNA.
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November 24, 2015
Adebisi (Debi) Ogunrinde, a senior from Halifax, Nova Scotia, has won a prestigious Rhodes Scholarship. She is one of only 11 recipients from Canada. Ogunrinde will pursue a master’s in social anthropology and a master’s in public policy at the University of Oxford in England.
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November 23, 2015
Jennifer Hebert from Pittsburgh, Pa., has won the prestigious Rhodes Scholarship. She plans to pursue a master’s degree in psychiatry at the University of Oxford in England.
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November 19, 2015
A new study led by Virgil Percec, the P. Roy Vagelos Professor of Chemistry, has led to the discovery of a class of molecules that can produce a double helix more consistent and more highly ordered than that of DNA, despite being made of a random mix of left- and right-"handed" building blocks.
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November 18, 2015
To study how immigrants incorporate into new communities, Penn researchers had to develop a unique survey strategy. “Immigrants are difficult to reach because they might be undocumented; they have often recently arrived,” says Professor of Sociology Emilio Parrado. “They work all the time. They...
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November 18, 2015
Edmund J. and Louise W. Kahn Term Professor in the Natural Sciences Bhuvnesh Jain and Fay R. and Eugene L. Langberg Professor of Physics Mark Trodden, both in the Department of Physics and Astronomy, have been elected to Fellowship in the American Physical Society.
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