Brian Chow and David Meaney of the School of Engineering and Applied Science, Javier Medina of the School of Arts & Sciences and Jean Bennett of the Perelman School of Medicine are quoted about optogenetics.
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No one can blame Frank Clements if he spends some time catching up on his favorite pastimes watching TV shows on Netflix, reading and running, now that he’s back home from an ascetic research trip to the mountains of Japan.
An interdisciplinary team of University of Pennsylvania researchers has now applied a cutting-edge technique for rapid gene sequencing toward measuring other nanoscopic structures. By passing nanoscale spheres and rods through a tiny hole in a membrane, the team was able to measure the electrical properties of those structures’ surfaces.
Two solids made of the same elements but with different geometric arrangements of the atoms, or crystal phases, can produce materials with different properties. Coal and diamond offer a spectacular example of this effect.
Karen Beckman of the School of Arts & Sciences highlights Penn’s HAIKU conference.
Midshipman Mary Brass is just as strong as her name sounds.