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.
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Penn Announces Partnership With Chinese Academy of Sciences for Center of Excellence in Brain Mapping
BEIJING, CHINA –- In a ceremony today, the University of Pennsylvania (Penn) announced a collaboration agreement with the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) to develop a joint Center of Excellence in Brain Mapping for the purpose of collaborative research and education in neuroimaging.
Ted Abel of the School of Arts and Sciences is interviewed for his research on sleep deprivation.
Karin Rhodes of the Perelman School of Medicine is cited for her research about children on Medicaid being more likely to be denied emergency dental care than those with private insurance.
Brooks Jackson of the Annenberg Public Policy Center’s FactCheck.org is cited for addressing tactics used in ads about Medicare.
Discovering the step-by-step details of the path embryonic cells take to develop into their final tissue type is the clinical goal of many stem cell biologists.
Penn's Center for Neurodegenerative Disease Research (CNDR) will partner with Johnson & Johnson Pharmaceutical Research and Development, L.L.C., (J&JPRD) to develop algorithms that can identify changes in biomarkers related to disease diagnosis and for monitoring disease progression.