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That’s No Phone. That’s My Tracker.

July 13, 2012

Matt Blaze of the School of Engineering and Applied Science shares his thoughts about tracking via cell phones.

Article Source: New York Times
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Media Contact:Evan Lerner | elerner@upenn.edu | 215-573-6604July 16, 2012

Penn Faculty Receive Alternative Energy Project Grants

PHIADELPHIA — Alternative energy research projects involving four faculty members from the University of Pennsylvania have been awarded grants from the Energy Commercialization Institute, a translational-research partnership that draws upon several regional universities.

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Media Contact:Evan Lerner | elerner@upenn.edu | 215-573-6604July 12, 2012

Penn’s Nader Engheta Receives Electromagnetics Award

PHILADELPHIA — Nader Engheta received the 2012 IEEE Electromagnetics Award at a ceremony Wednesday evening in Chicago. He is the H.

BlackBerry’s Latest Delay Could Lead to Lawsuits

July 8, 2012

Jill Fisch of the Law School comments on Research in Motion.

Article Source: New York Times

How the iPad Helps Scientists Do Their jobs

July 9, 2012

Ben Horton and Paul Schmidt of the School of Arts and Sciences comment on how iPads help scientists with research.

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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.

Video: Sweet Technique Makes Blood Vessels Using Sugar and 3-D Printer

July 2, 2012

Engineering researchers are cited for improving living tissues with three-dimensional printed vascular networks made from sugar.

Article Source: Los Angeles Times
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Media Contact:Evan Lerner | elerner@upenn.edu | 215-573-6604July 1, 2012

Penn Researchers Improve Living Tissues With 3D Printed Vascular Networks Made From Sugar

PHILADELPHIA — Researchers are hopeful that new advances in tissue engineering and regenerative medicine could one day make a replacement liver from a patient’s own cells, or animal muscle tissue that could be cut into steaks without ever being inside a cow. Bioengineers can already make 2D structures out of many kinds of tissue, but one of the major roadblocks to making the jump to 3D is keeping the cells within large structures from suffocating; organs have complicated 3D blood vessel networks that are still impossible to recreate in the laboratory.

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Media Contact:Evan Lerner | elerner@upenn.edu | 215-573-6604June 26, 2012

Penn Researchers Show ‘Neural Fingerprints’ of Memory Associations

PHILADELPHIA -- Researchers have long been interested in discovering the ways that human brains represent thoughts through a complex interplay of electrical signals.  Recent improvements in brain recording and statistical methods have given researchers unprecedented insight into the physical processes underlying thoughts.  For example, researchers have begun to show that it is possible to use brain recordings to reconstruct aspects of an image or movie clip someone is viewing, a sound someone is hearing or even the text someone is reading. 

Empowering Students of Color: The Role of Minority Serving Institutions

June 26, 2012

Mary Beth Gasman of the Graduate School of Education co-authors a piece on minority serving institutions and STEM programs.

Article Source: Diverse