There is an optimal amount of strain that a beating heart can generate and still beat at its usual rate, once per second. Researchers at the University of Pennsylvania have now shown that this “sweet spot” depends on the stiffness of the collagen framework that the heart’s cells live within.
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Penn in the news
Karina Sotnik of Penn’s Center for Technology Transfer is quoted, along with finalists, about Penn’s AppItUp Challenge.
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.