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Media Contact:Katherine Unger Baillie | kbaillie@upenn.edu | 215-898-9194May 6, 2014

LabTV Showcases Penn Researchers and Student Filmmakers

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A series of videos produced by student filmmakers at the University of Pennsylvania has put young biomedical researchers around campus in the spotlight.

A series of videos produced by student filmmakers at the University of Pennsylvania has put young biomedical researchers around campus in the spotlight.

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Media Contact:Evan Lerner | elerner@upenn.edu | 215-573-6604May 6, 2014

Penn Research Combines Graphene and Painkiller Receptor

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Researchers from the University of Pennsylvania have led an effort to create an artificial chemical sensor based on one of the human body’s most important receptors, allowing its response to be read out by a computer.

Almost every biological process involves sensing the presence of a certain chemical. Finely tuned over millions of years of evolution, the body’s different receptors are shaped to accept certain target chemicals.

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Media Contact:Evan Lerner | elerner@upenn.edu | 215-573-6604
Media Contact:Katherine Unger Baillie | kbaillie@upenn.edu | 215-898-9194 April 30, 2014

Two Penn Professors Elected to National Academy of Sciences

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Charles Kane and Scott Poethig of the University of Pennsylvania have been elected members of the National Academy of Sciences, considered one of the highest honors that can be accorded a United States scientist or engineer.

Charles Kane and Scott Poethig of the University of Pennsylvania have been elected members of the National Academy of Sciences, considered one of the highest honors that can be acc

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Media Contact:Evan Lerner | elerner@upenn.edu | 215-573-6604April 28, 2014

Merging Engineering and Imagination, Four Penn Juniors Turn Dreams Into Reality

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John Nappo, Sade Oba, Emre Tanirgan and Gabrielle Patterson competed in Walt Disney Imagineering’s 23rd Imaginations competition, in which student teams devised city-scale interactive experiences.

By Marjorie Ferrone

It can take what John Nappo calls “blood, sweat and tears” to materialize a dream, but this is the price he and fellow University of Pennsylvania students Sade Oba, Emre Tanirgan and Gabrielle Patterson say they willingly paid in return for a finalist position in Walt Disney Imagineering’s 23rd Imaginations competition.

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Media Contact:Evan Lerner | elerner@upenn.edu | 215-573-6604April 25, 2014

Penn Student Elected to Society of Women Engineers’ Board of Directors

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Nicole Woon, a senior at the University of Pennsylvania, has been elected to the board of directors of the Society of Women Engineers, an international professional, educational and service society that aims to support women’s entry and advancement through engineering careers, an area where they have been historically underrepresented.

Nicole Woon, a senior at the University of Pennsylvania, has been elected to the board of directors of the Society of Women Engineers.

Invention Awards 2014: A Powerful, Portable and Affordable Robotic Exoskeleton

April 2, 2014

Elizabeth Beattie, Nicholas McGill, Nick Parrotta and Nikolay Vladimirov of the School of Engineering and Applied Science are featured for developing the Titan Arm.

Article Source: Popular Science
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Media Contact:Evan Lerner | elerner@upenn.edu | 215-573-6604April 9, 2014

The Motion of the Medium Matters for Self-assembling Particles, Penn Research Shows

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A Penn team has shown that fluid dynamics makes some microscopic self-assembling structures easier to make than others.

By attaching short sequences of single-stranded DNA to nanoscale building blocks, researchers can design structures that can effectively build themselves.

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Media Contact:Evan Lerner | elerner@upenn.edu | 215-573-6604April 4, 2014

Penn Students Vie for Grand Prize in PennVention Competition

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The Weiss Tech House holds an annual invention competition known as PennVention. The final round will see the distribution of more than $20,000 in prizes.

WHO:              Alan Greenberger
                         Deputy Mayor for Economic Development and Director of Commerce

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Media Contact:Evan Lerner | elerner@upenn.edu | 215-573-6604
Media Contact:Jessica Mikulski | jessica.mikulski@uphs.upenn.edu | 215-349-8369March 31, 2014

New Penn-Designed Gel Allows for Targeted Therapy After Heart Attack

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Each patient responds to heart attacks differently and damage can vary from one part of the heart muscle to another. Penn researchers have developed a way to address this variation via a material that can be applied directly to damaged heart tissue.

Combatting the tissue degrading enzymes that cause lasting damage following a heart attack is tricky. Each patient responds to a heart attack differently and damage can vary from one part of the heart muscle to another, but existing treatments can’t be fine-tuned to deal with this variation. 

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Media Contact:Kim Menard | Kim.Menard@uphs.upenn.edu | 215-662-6183
Media Contact:Evan Lerner | elerner@upenn.edu | 215-573-6604March 20, 2014

Penn-designed Device Shows Promise for Individualized Care in Stroke Patients

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Using a Penn-designed device to noninvasively and continuously monitor cerebral blood flow in acute stroke patients, researchers are now learning how head of bed (HOB) positioning affects blood flow reaching the brain.

Using a University of Pennsylvania-designed device to noninvasively and continuously monitor cerebral blood flow (CBF) in acute stroke patients, researchers from Penn Medicine and the Department of Physics & Astronomy in Penn Arts and Sciences are now learning how head of