PHILADELPHIA –- Cellular engineers at the University of Pennsylvania have determined that cardiomyocytes, the specialized cells that form the heart muscle, thrive when cultured in an environment that mimics their own elastic nature but falter, weaken or die when “grown” on stiffer or softer materials.
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Penn Veterinary Researcher Tracy Bale Receives Career Development Award from Society for Neuroscience
PHILADELPHIA –- Tracy Bale of the University of Pennsylvania has received a 2008 Career Development Award from the Society for Neuroscience.
Bale is an assistant professor in the departments of Animal Biology at the School of Veterinary Medicine and Psychiatry at the School of Medicine.
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Pennsylvania Muscle Institute Symposium Presents "Structure and Signaling in Normal and Diseased Muscle"
The Pennsylvania Muscle Institute is an interdisciplinary group of research investigators in biophysics, biochemistry, genetics and physiology working to discover the mechanisms of muscle function, muscle disease and motile biological systems and to apply these discoveries to new therapies and develop technologies for the study of muscle and motile systems.
PHILADELPHIA –- The University of Pennsylvania will make a major investment in neuroscience, the interdisciplinary study of brain/behavior relationships and nervous-system diseases, with a $50 million contribution from Penn’s Health System to endow five new Penn Integrates Knowledge (PIK) professorships.