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Media Contact:Evan Lerner | elerner@upenn.edu | 215-573-6604June 17, 2013

Mark Allen Named Scientific Director of Penn’s Singh Center for Nanotechnology

Mark G. Allen has been named the inaugural scientific director of the University of Pennsylvania’s Krishna P. Singh Center for Nanotechnology

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Media Contact:Evan Lerner | elerner@upenn.edu | 215-573-6604June 17, 2013

Penn Researchers Design Variant of Main Painkiller Receptor

Opioids, such as morphine, are still the most effective class of painkillers, but they come with unwanted side effects and can also be addictive and deadly at high doses.

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Media Contact:Evan Lerner | elerner@upenn.edu | 215-573-6604June 3, 2013

Penn Research Shows Way to Improve Stem Cells’ Cartilage Formation

Cartilage injuries are difficult to repair. Current surgical options generally involve taking a piece from another part of the injured joint and patching over the damaged area, but this approach involves damaging healthy cartilage, and a person’s cartilage may still deteriorate with age.

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Media Contact:Evan Lerner | elerner@upenn.edu | 215-573-6604June 3, 2013

Penn Researchers Integrate Origami and Engineering

The quintessential piece of origami might be a decorative paper crane, but in the hands of an interdisciplinary University of Pennsylvania research team, it could lead to a drug-delivery device, an emergency shelter, or even a space station.

Video: Acrobatic XRL Robot Takes Cliffs and Valleys in Its Stride

May 23, 2013

Engineers from Daniel Kodischek’s lab in the School of Engineering and Applied Science are highlighted for designing an acrobatic, crawling robot.

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Media Contact:Evan Lerner | elerner@upenn.edu | 215-573-6604May 17, 2013

Penn Engineers’ Nanoantennas Improve Infrared Sensing

A team of University of Pennsylvania engineers has used a pattern of nanoantennas to develop a new way of turning infrared light into mechanical action, opening the door to more sensitive infrared cameras and more compact chemical-analysis techniques.

Video: The End Is the Beginning

April 25, 2013

Mitchell Marcus of the School of Engineering and Applied Science talks about ENIAC.

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Media Contact:Evan Lerner | elerner@upenn.edu | 215-573-6604May 20, 2013

Penn Research Makes Advance in Nanotech Gene Sequencing Technique

The allure of personalized medicine has made new, more efficient ways of sequencing genes a top research priority. One promising technique involves reading DNA bases using changes in electrical current as they are threaded through a nanoscopic hole.

Robotic Fly Takes to the Air, Briefly

May 2, 2013

Vijay Kumar of the School of Engineering and Applied Science is quoted about microrobot-development research.

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Video: Iron Arm

May 1, 2013

The development of an exoskeleton prototype called the TitanArm created by undergraduate students of the School of Engineering and Applied Science is highlighted.

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