PHILADELPHIA — Dogs with smushed-in noses may be adorable, but that distinctive short nose can lead to respiratory distress and disease, hospital visits and sometimes the need to receive mechanical assistance just to breathe. Fortunately, a study by researchers at the University of Pennsylvania’s School of Veterinary Medicine shows that these dogs do just as well as their longer-nosed kin during mechanical ventilation procedures.
PHILADELPHIA — Engineering structures on the smallest possible scales — using molecules and individual atoms as building blocks — is both physically and conceptually challenging. An interdisciplinary team of researchers at the University of Pennsylvania has now developed a method of computationally selecting the best of these blocks, drawing inspiration from the similar behavior of proteins in making biological structures.
University of Pennsylvania Announces Partnership With Chinese Academy of Sciences for Center of Excellence in Brain Mapping
President Amy Gutmann announces a partnership with Chinese Academy of Sciences.
PHILADELPHIA — Research from the School of Social Policy & Practice at the University of Pennsylvania indicates that community-based enterprise models can be effective in alleviating poverty, despite changing political and economic climates.
Nine Finalists to Compete June 9 in Milken-Penn GSE’s Second Annual Education Business Plan Competition
PHILADELPHIA — Innovative solutions to recurring problems in education will take center stage at the University of Pennsylvania Graduate School of Education on June 9 when entrepreneurs compete in the second annual Milken-Penn GSE Education Business Plan Competition, the only business plan competition specifically aimed at stimulating educational entrepreneurship and using innovation to improve education.
The finalists and their projects are:
Ted Abel of the School of Arts and Sciences is interviewed for his research on sleep deprivation.
Penn is cited for being among the institutions that have built the most research space in the most recent period.
PHILADELPHIA — New research by a team of University of Pennsylvania psychologists is helping to overturn the dominant theory of how children learn their first words, suggesting that it occurs more in moments of insight than gradually through repeated exposure.
PHILADELPHIA — Neuroeconomic research at the University of Pennsylvania has conclusively identified a part of the brain that is necessary for making everyday decisions about value.
Previous functional magnetic imaging studies, during which researchers use a powerful magnet to determine which parts of a subjects brain are most active while doing a task, have suggested that the ventromedial frontal cortex, or VMF, plays an evaluative role during decision making.
PHILADELPHIA — A biomechanical experiment conducted at the University of Pennsylvania School of Engineering and Applied Science has answered a long-standing theoretical question: Will microorganisms swim faster or slower in elastic fluids? For a prevalent type of swimming, undulation, the answer is “slower.”