PHILADELPHIA –- Physicists and neuroscientists from the University of Pennsylvania have linked the cell structure of the retina to the light and dark contrasts of the natural world, demonstrating the likelihood that the neural pathways humans use for seeing are adapted to best capture the world around us.
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Arthur Caplan of the School of Medicine comments on a case of unethical governmental medical testing in the 1940s.
Brian Strom and other researchers at the School of Medicine are cited for their study involving a computerized physician order-entry system.
Peter Nowell of the School of Medicine is featured discussing his co-discovery of the Philadelphia chromosome.
Shiriki Kumanyika of the School of Medicine says “high-calorie foods and beverages are heavily advertised, and healthier options are harder to find in many African-American and low-income communities.”
Howard Herrmann and Joseph Bavaria of the School of Medicine lead a study involving state-of-the-art heart valves.
Penn Researchers Tap Into Cell Power to Create Building “Skins” That Adapt to Heat/Light of Environment
PHILADELPHIA –- Engineers, design architects and cell biologists from the University of Pennsylvania will use a National Science Foundation grant to utilize the flexibility and sensitivity of human cells as the models for next-generation building “skins” that will adapt to changes in the environment and increase building energy efficiency.