PHILADELPHIA –- A world-renowned collection of ancient Maya painted pottery, excavated by the University of Pennsylvania Museum nearly a century ago and reinterpreted in light of recent research, provides the centerpiece for “Painted Metaphors: Pottery and Politics of the Ancient Maya,” an exhibition opening at Penn Museum April 5 and running through December before beginning a multi-city national tour.
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PHILADELPHIA – A University of Pennsylvania team has completed the first successful demonstration of a noninvasive optical device to monitor cerebral blood flow in patients with acute stroke, a leading cause of disability and death.
The ultimate goal of this research is to improve the management of patients with stroke and other brain disorders by providing continuous bedside monitoring of brain blood flow and metabolism.
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Leading experts in physics and astronomy will gather for a reception celebrating the launch of the University of Pennsylvania’s Center for Particle Cosmology, a joint venture between cosmology and particle physics which provides an incubator for research into dark matter, dark energy and the nature of the early universe, fostering the development of new theoretical approaches.
It's The Network: Penn Researchers Examine Behavior, Consensus Building Influenced By Network Structure
PHILADELPHIA –- A team of computer scientists at the University of Pennsylvania investigating the political, social and economic struggle between individual self-interest and the need to build a consensus have learned that, depending only on the structure of the network of participants, they can engineer surprising experimental results.
PHILADELPHIA –- For the first time, a team of researchers at the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine have imaged in real time the body’s immune response to a parasitic infection in the brain.
Just Living With Females Extends the Reproductive Life of the Male Mouse, Says Penn Veterinary Researcher
PHILADELPHIA –- Living with a female mouse can extend the reproductive life of a male mouse by as much as 20 percent, according to a study conducted by Ralph Brinster and a team of other researchers at the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine. The study was reported online today in the journal Biology of Reproduction.
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.
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.
A Microscale System to Study Frustration in Buckled Monolayers of Microspheres Is Demonstrated at Penn
PHILADELPHIA –- A team of University of Pennsylvania physicists has demonstrated a simple system based on micron-sized spheres in water to study and control geometric frustration. Their research, published today in the journal Nature, elucidates open questions about frustration and frustration relief and provides a new tool for scientists grappling with these issues in a variety of fields from magnetism to basic statistical mechanics.