University of Pennsylvania researchers have made strides toward a new method of gene sequencing a strand of DNA’s bases are read as they are threaded through a nanoscopic hole. In a new study, they have shown that this technique can also be applied to proteins as way to learn more about their structure.
Mark Liam Murphy, a sophomore from Wilmington, N.C., spent his summer exploring business psychology topics, like humor and deception, as a part of the Penn Undergraduate Research Mentoring program.
With an award of more than $2.5 million from the National Science Foundation’s Plant Genome Research Program, the University of Pennsylvania’s Brian Gregory will join two scientists from the University of Arizona to study the true nature of a class of mysterious RNA molecules known as lncRNA.
Charles Bernstein, a University of Pennsylvania English professor, is the recipient of the 2015 Janus Pannonius Grand Prize for Poetry, along with Guiseppe Conte of Italy.
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James Serpell of the School of Veterinary Medicine is mentioned for collaborating on a study about how canine behavior could be caused by an owner’s personality and psychological status.
Scott Rosner of the Wharton School comments on a potential ruling for NFL player Tom Brady.
Dan Hopkins of the School of Arts & Sciences is cited for writing about how dealing with the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina was a “tragic experiment of sorts.”
Howard Kunreuther of the Wharton School states that mortgage bankers do not require earthquake insurance in the way they do for fire, wind and flood insurance.
Bradley Johnson of the Perelman School of Medicine shares his thoughts on aging.
Kenneth Shropshire of the Wharton School shares his thoughts on the responsibility university administrators bear when addressing the behavior of USC football coach Steve Sarkisian.
Marybeth Gasman of the Graduate School of Education comments on the effects of Hurricane Katrina on Southern University in New Orleans.
Barbie Zelizer of the Annenberg School for Communication talks about the inconsistency in which images society deems offensive.