Henry Daniell of the School of Dental Medicine says, “Our technique, which uses plant-based capsules, has the potential to be a cost-effective and safe alternative.”
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In a hackathon, teams of coders compete against each other and the clock, working night and day to produce the best possible software and hardware applications under a tight deadline.
1,200 Top Collegiate Hackers
The 10th edition of 48-hour PennApps Hackathon, the largest and most prestigious student-run hackathon in the world, with more than $30,000 in prizes for best software and hardware applications
Public expo of projects created during the weekend
Hacking begins: Friday, Sept. 12, 7:30 p.m.
Expo: Sunday, Sept. 14, 10:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
Awards ceremony: Sunday, Sept. 14, 2 p.m.
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For decades, researchers have used petri dishes to study cell movement. These classic tissue culture tools, however, only permit two-dimensional movement, very different from the three-dimensional movements that cells make in a human body.
WHO: Amy Gutmann, president of the University of Pennsylvania, and incoming freshmen
WHAT: Move-in for Penn's Class of 2018
WHEN: Aug. 22, 2014, 11am
The human body is comprised of roughly 10 times more bacterial cells than human cells. In healthy people, these bacteria are typically harmless and often helpful, keeping disease-causing microbes at bay. But, when disturbances knock these bacterial populations out of balance, illnesses can arise. Periodontitis, a severe form of gum disease, is one example.
President Amy Gutmann today announced the launch of the Penn Center for Innovation, a new initiative that will provide the infrastructure, leadership and resources needed to transfer promising Penn inventions, know-how and related assets into the marketplace for the public good.
Nearly half of all adults in the United States suffer from the gum disease periodontitis, and 8.5 percent have a severe form that can raise the risk of heart disease, diabetes, arthritis and pregnancy complications.
Stimulation of a certain population of neurons within the brain can alter the learning process, according to a team of neuroscientists and neurosurgeons at the University of Pennsylvania.
Penn has long been a hub of robotics research, and continues to be at the center of this expanding field of study, designing intelligent machines for the changing times.