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Penn Professors Lead Call for Ethical Framework for New 'Mind Control' Technologies
July 5, 2017
As interventions for mental illnesses and neurological disorders are becoming increasingly powerful, an interdisciplinary group of researchers from the University of Pennsylvania, American University and Duke University are calling for new safeguards to guide treatments and protect patients.  
Penn Collaboration Produces Surprising Insights Into the White Spots on Butterfly Wings
June 29, 2017
A collaboration between biologists and materials scientists at the University of Pennsylvania is yielding new insights into the wings of the “skipper butterfly” in the Costa Rican rainforest. What they learn could lead to technological advancements in systems ranging from power-efficient computer displays to sensors to energy efficient buildings, windows and vehicles.
Penn Professor Refutes Groupthink, Proving That Wisdom of Crowds Can Prevail
June 12, 2017
Anyone following forecasting polls leading up to the 2016 election likely believed Hillary Clinton would become the 45th president of the United States. Although this opinion was the consensus among most political-opinion leaders and media, something clearly went wrong with these prediction tools.
Penn Engineers Show Key Feature for Modeling How Cells Spread in Fibrous Environments
May 26, 2017
One area of research within mechanobiology, the study of how physical forces influence biological processes, is on the interplay between cells and their environment and how it impacts their ability to grow and spread.      Many studies have shown that stiffness of the extracellular matrix, the fibrous network of collagen that surrounds cells, promotes cellular mobility; cells can get a better grip on stiffer surfaces and thus invade neighboring tissue.
Penn Researchers Receive $9.25M Grant from the Paul G. Allen Family Foundation to Study Cellular Mechanisms of Concussion and Ways to Improve Recovery
May 19, 2017
The Paul G. Allen Family Foundation announced today it has awarded a $9.25 million grant to Penn researchers to study the underlying mechanisms of concussion and help uncover potential clinical interventions that could improve recovery.
Penn/CHOP Study Will Translate Objective Diagnostic Measures for Sports-related Concussion Across the Lab, Clinic and Field
May 18, 2017
How can physicians and engineers help design athletic equipment and diagnostic tools to better protect teenaged athletes from concussions? A unique group of researchers with neuroscience, bioengineering and clinical expertise are teaming up to translate preclinical research and human studies into better diagnostic tools for the clinic and the sidelines as well as creating the foundation for better headgear and other protective equipment.
Konrad Kording Appointed Penn Integrates Knowledge University Professor
May 10, 2017
Konrad Kording has been named a Penn Integrates Knowledge University Professor at the University of Pennsylvania.  The announcement was made today by Penn President Amy Gutmann and Provost Vincent Price.
Twenty Penn Students and Alumni Offered 2017-18 Fulbright Grants
May 3, 2017
Twenty University of Pennsylvania students and alumni have been offered Fulbright U.S. Student Awards and Fulbright English Teaching Assistant Awards for 2017-18. The Fulbright Program, which operates in more than 160 countries, is the flagship international educational exchange program sponsored by the United States government. It is designed to increase mutual understanding between the people in the U.S. and other countries.               
Penn Student Theater Sparkles at Platt Student Performing Arts House
April 28, 2017
Under the umbrella of the Theater Arts Council, TACe, students at the University of Pennsylvania, have the opportunity to bask in the limelight, both behind and in front of the curtain. TACe is a sub-committee of the Performing Arts Council, housed at the Platt Student Performing Arts House.
President Amy Gutmann Salutes Naval ROTC at Penn During Pass-in-Review Ceremony
April 24, 2017
Photo: Denise Henhoeffer, University Communications