PHILADELPHIA –- A collaboration of biologists and bioengineers, including researchers from the University of Pennsylvania, has received a $6.25 million, 5-year grant from the Department of Defense to study the effects of blast waves on the neural circuitry of the brain.
Technology & Engineering
Douglas Smith and Kristin Hamann of the School of Medicine and Center for Brain Injury and Repair and Shu Yang and Kacy Cullen of the School of Engineering and Applied Science are cited for research on concussions.
Brian Strom and other researchers at the School of Medicine are cited for their study involving a computerized physician order-entry system.
Robert Yaro of the School of Design comments on a proposed Philadelphia high-speed rail system.
Chad Dion Lassiter of the School of Social Policy & Practice says “radio is a format that allows for more freedom to speak to different racial and ethnic communities.”
Matt Blaze of the School of Engineering and Applied Science comments on cryptology regulations.
Penn Researchers Tap Into Cell Power to Create Building “Skins” That Adapt to Heat/Light of Environment
PHILADELPHIA –- Engineers, design architects and cell biologists from the University of Pennsylvania will use a National Science Foundation grant to utilize the flexibility and sensitivity of human cells as the models for next-generation building “skins” that will adapt to changes in the environment and increase building energy efficiency.