Using a video game in which people navigate through a virtual town delivering objects to specific locations, a team of neuroscientists from the University of Pennsylvania and Freiburg University has discovered how brain cells that encode spatial information form “geotags” for specific memories and are activated immediately before those memories are recalled.
The University of Pennsylvania, through its Center for Technology Transfer and its UPstart company formation program, has announced a new partnership with IP Group PLC, developer of intellectual property-based businesses.
The blood stem cells that live in bone marrow are at the top of a complex family tree. Such stem cells split and divide down various pathways that ultimately produce red cells, white cells and platelets.
Five faculty members from the University of Pennsylvania have been named fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.
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Dean Eduardo Glandt of the School of Engineering and Applied Science is quoted about the design of the Krishna P. Singh Center for Nanotechnology.
Matthew Blaze of the School of Engineering and Applied Science comments on the latest NSA leaks.
UPstart, a business incubator at Penn’s Center for Technology Transfer is highlighted.
Research about geo-tagging memories from Michael Kahana of the School of Arts and Sciences is cited.
Undergraduates Lauren Reeder, Alex Rattray and Pulak Mittal are featured for their start-up company that makes software for administering tests via computer.