Dennis Discher of the School of Engineering and Applied Science is highlighted for leading a research team in developing a way to deliver cancer drugs.
The body’s immune system exists to identify and destroy foreign objects, whether they are bacteria, viruses, flecks of dirt or splinters. Unfortunately, nanoparticles designed to deliver drugs, and implanted devices like pacemakers or artificial joints, are just as foreign and subject to the same response.
PHILADELPHIA — NASA has nominated three U.S. science teams to participate in the European Space Agency's planned Euclid mission, a space telescope designed to probe the mysteries of dark energy and dark matter and scheduled to launch in 2020.
PHILADELPHIA — For decades, researchers thought that blood plasma behaved like water. But, according to new research from the University of Pennsylvania and Saarland University in Germany, plasma is more elastic and viscous than water, and, like ketchup, its flow properties depend on the pressure it is under.
Mariell Jessup and Benjamin Abella of the Perelman School of Medicine are quoted.
Jerry Wind of the Wharton School comments on Barnes & Noble’s financial issues.
Thomas Sugrue of the School of Arts and Sciences discusses municipal default and fiscal crises in Cleveland and Detroit.