Experiment Attempts to Snare Penn Astrophysicist’s Dark Energy ‘Chameleons’

If dark energy is hiding in the form of hypothetical particles called “chameleons,” a team of researchers at the University of Pennsylvania and the University of California, Berkeley, plans to flush them out.

Penn Researchers Use Nanoscopic Pores to Investigate Protein Structure

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.

PennApps Brings World's Largest Collegiate Hackathon to Wells Fargo Center Sept. 4-6

Two thousand of the world’s top young coders will descend on the Wells Fargo Center from Friday, September 4 to Sunday September 6, battling for over $30,000 in prizes at the world’s largest collegiate hackathon: 

Penn/Baylor Med Study Describes Underlying Cause of Diabetes in Dogs

In a new effort, researchers from the University of Pennsylvania and Baylor College of Medicine have used advanced imaging technology to fill in details about the underlying cause of canine diabetes, which until now has been little understood.

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Penn in the news

U.S. Scientists Invent Football Helmet Material That Changes Colour to Detect Concussions Faster August 18, 2015 | International Business Times


Shu Yang of the School of Engineering and Applied Science is highlighted for leading research on inventing a color-changing helmet material to help detect brain trauma.

How Positivity Makes You Healthy and Successful August 10, 2015 | Entrepreneur


Martin Seligman of the School of Arts & Sciences is cited for researching how pessimism is not good for health.

A New Spin in Silicon August 5, 2015 | Spectrum.ieee.org


Ritesh Agarwal of the School of Engineering and Applied Science is featured for leading a group of scientists to discover a photonic spin sensor.

Take the Quiet Revolution Personality Test August 5, 2015 | Huffington Post


Scott Barry Kaufman of the School of Arts & Sciences is cited for co-developing a test to indicate where an individual falls on the introvert-extrovert spectrum.

Sniffing Out Ovarian Cancer August 4, 2015 | Mosaic

Charlie Johnson of the School of Engineering and Applied Science and the School of Arts & Sciences is mentioned as a physicist and director of Penn’s Nano/Bio Interface Center.

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