• Penn Researchers Show New Way of Assembling Particles Into Complex Structures

    Penn Researchers Show New Way of Assembling Particles Into Complex Structures

    Many recent advances in microtechnology and nanotechnology depend on microscopic spherical particles self-assembling into large-scale aggregates to form a relatively limited range of crystalline structures.

  • Eye-Catching Design—With an Impact

    Eye-Catching Design—With an Impact

    The spiked, sky-blue structure in the courtyard of MoMA PS1 in New York is more than just a striking design. It’s also an award-winning installation, as well as an environmentally friendly structure designed to combat air pollutants.

  • Printing 3D Blood Vessel Networks out of Sugar

    Printing 3D Blood Vessel Networks out of Sugar

    Bioengineers have been steadily advancing toward the goal of building lab-grown organs out of a patient’s own cells, but a few major challenges remain.

  • Celebrating Penn Museum with an Object a Day

    Celebrating Penn Museum with an Object a Day

    Over the 125 years of its existence, the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology has amassed a prized collection of artifacts, numbering close to 1 million.

  • T Cells Hunt Like Sharks in Human Body

    T Cells Hunt Like Sharks in Human Body

    A cross-disciplinary research team at Penn has arrived at a surprising finding: T cells, which comprise a key part of the immune system, track down parasites using a movement strategy similar to those used by predators such as sharks, monkeys, and blue-fin tuna to hunt prey.