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Media Contact:Katherine Unger Baillie | kbaillie@upenn.edu | 215-898-9194May 29, 2012

RightCare Solutions, a Startup Based on Penn Nursing Research, Wins the Janssen Connected Care Challenge

PHILADELPHIA — Discharge Decision Support System, a tool to improve health-care outcomes based on research conducted at the University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing, is the winner of the Janssen Connected Care Challenge and a $100,000 prize, awarded by Janssen Healthcare Innovation, part of Janssen Research & Development, LLC.

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Media Contact:Katherine Unger Baillie | kbaillie@upenn.edu | 215-898-9194June 14, 2012

T Cells ‘Hunt’ Parasites Like Animal Predators Seek Prey, a Penn Vet-Penn Physics Study Reveals

PHILADELPHIA — By pairing an intimate knowledge of immune-system function with a deep understanding of statistical physics, a cross-disciplinary team at the University of Pennsylvania has arrived at a surprising finding: T cells use a movement strategy to track down parasites that is similar to strategies that predators such as monkeys, sharks and blue-fin tuna use to hunt their prey. 

Printable Robots? NSF Is Funding Penn Research

May 18, 2012

Rajeev Alur and Vijay Kumar of School of Engineering and Applied Science comment about research funding from the National Science Foundation.

Article Source: The Business Journals
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Media Contact:Evan Lerner | elerner@upenn.edu | 215-573-6604May 17, 2012

Penn Researchers Recognized for Improving Nanotech Design Principles

PHILADELPHIA — Targeted drug delivery is one of the more enticing applications of nanotechnology; by designing pharmaceuticals on an atomic scale, engineers hope to get them attacking diseases with newfound precision and efficiency.

A team of University of Pennsylvania researchers has recently been recognized by the National Science Foundation for the development of computer models that will be instrumental in improving these designs.

Robot Soldiers Will Be a Reality – and a Threat

May 11, 2012

Jonathan Moreno of the Perelman School of Medicine and the School of Arts and Sciences writes an op-ed about brain-machine interface technology.

Article Source: The Wall Street Journal

Penn Researchers Aim High With Robots That Fly, Swarm

May 7, 2012

Vijay Kumar of the School of Engineering and Applied Science comments on Daniel Mellinger and Alex Kushleyev starting a company based off the technology used to create the quadrotors.

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Media Contact:Evan Lerner | elerner@upenn.edu | 215-573-6604May 7, 2012

Penn’s Steve Fluharty Has a Hand in the “Golden Goose” Awards Highlighting Basic Research

PHILADELPHIA -- Steve Fluharty, the University of Pennsylvania’s senior vice provost for research, is participating in a new congressional program that will highlight federally funded science projects. Called the “Golden Goose Awards,” not just any projects will do; the program exists to draw attention to the sometimes-serendipitous nature of scientific progress.

Audio: Facebook Is Making it Easier to Be an Organ Donor

May 2, 2012

Arthur Caplan of the Perelman School of Medicine discusses how Facebook can be compared to a will.

Article Source: Marketplace
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Media Contact:Evan Lerner | elerner@upenn.edu | 215-573-6604April 30, 2012

Penn Scientists Develop Large-scale Simulation of Human Blood

PHILADELPHIA — Having a virtual copy of a patient’s blood in a computer would be a boon to researchers and doctors. They could examine a simulated heart attack caused by blood clotting in a diseased coronary artery and see if a drug like aspirin would be effective in reducing the size of such a clot.

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Media Contact:Evan Lerner | elerner@upenn.edu | 215-573-6604April 27, 2012

Penn and Bryn Mawr Sign Agreement to Fast-track Undergrads Into Penn Engineering Master’s Programs

PHILADELPHIA — The University of Pennsylvania and Bryn Mawr College are launching a new program that will allow undergraduates at Bryn Mawr to gain early admission into a master’s degree program offered by Penn’s School of Engineering and Applied Science.  The arrangement effectively allows Bryn Mawr students to obtain their bachelor’s degree in four years and then, through Penn, obtain their master’s degree with just one additional year of study.