The David and Lucile Packard Foundation announced Wednesday that Alison Sweeney, an assistant professor of physics and astronomy at the University of Pennsylvania, will receive a 2014 Packard Fellowship for Science and Engineering.
The brain has a complex system for keeping track of which direction you are facing as you move about; remembering how to get from one place to another would otherwise be impossible. Researchers from the University of Pennsylvania have now shown how the brain anchors this mental compass.
That network of small vessels, collectively known as the microcirculation, was the focus of a recent study led by a University of Pennsylvania veterinarian. Using a video microscope to record the blood flow of dogs undergoing spay surgeries, the investigation found that increasing the amount of fluid delivered to the animal enhanced the total number of vessels receiving blood flow.
Martin Seligman, the director of the Positive Psychology Center and the Zellerbach Family Professor of Psychology in the University of Pennsylvania's School of Arts & Sciences, will be honored with the inaugural
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Angela Duckworth of the School of Arts & Sciences is highlighted for her approach to teaching students grit.
Dan Huh of the School of Engineering and Applied Science discusses “organs on chips.”
Paul Rozin of the School of Arts & Sciences is quoted about insects as food.
Rita Powell of the School of Engineering and Applied Science comments on the increased popularity of the Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing.
Alison Sweeney of the School of Arts & Sciences is quoted about researching clams and living iridescent cells.