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Media Contact:Evan Lerner | elerner@upenn.edu | 215-573-6604June 21, 2012

Penn Researchers’ Study of Phase Change Materials Could Lead to Better Computer Memory

PHILADELPHIA -- Memory devices for computers require a large collection of components that can switch between two states, which represent the 1’s and 0’s of binary language. Engineers hope to make next-generation chips with materials that distinguish between these states by physically rearranging their atoms into different phases.

When Code Can Kill or Cure

June 7, 2012

Insup Lee of the School of Engineering and Applied Science comments on manufacturers lacking the knowledge or inclination to use new tools created in computer science.

Article Source: The Economist

Magic Touch: Haptics at the Man-machine Interface

May 28, 2012

Katherine Kuchenbecker of the School of Engineering and Applied Science discusses haptic technologies and the invention process.

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Penn Computer Model Simulates Blood Clotting and Treatment

May 29, 2012

Scott Diamond of the School of Engineering and Applied Science comments on technological advancements in examining blood clots.

Article Source: Philly.com
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Media Contact:Katherine Unger Baillie | kbaillie@upenn.edu | 215-898-9194May 29, 2012

RightCare Solutions, a Startup Based on Penn Nursing Research, Wins the Janssen Connected Care Challenge

PHILADELPHIA — Discharge Decision Support System, a tool to improve health-care outcomes based on research conducted at the University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing, is the winner of the Janssen Connected Care Challenge and a $100,000 prize, awarded by Janssen Healthcare Innovation, part of Janssen Research & Development, LLC.

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Media Contact:Katherine Unger Baillie | kbaillie@upenn.edu | 215-898-9194June 14, 2012

T Cells ‘Hunt’ Parasites Like Animal Predators Seek Prey, a Penn Vet-Penn Physics Study Reveals

PHILADELPHIA — By pairing an intimate knowledge of immune-system function with a deep understanding of statistical physics, a cross-disciplinary team at the University of Pennsylvania has arrived at a surprising finding: T cells use a movement strategy to track down parasites that is similar to strategies that predators such as monkeys, sharks and blue-fin tuna use to hunt their prey. 

Printable Robots? NSF Is Funding Penn Research

May 18, 2012

Rajeev Alur and Vijay Kumar of School of Engineering and Applied Science comment about research funding from the National Science Foundation.

Article Source: The Business Journals
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Media Contact:Evan Lerner | elerner@upenn.edu | 215-573-6604May 17, 2012

Penn Researchers Recognized for Improving Nanotech Design Principles

PHILADELPHIA — Targeted drug delivery is one of the more enticing applications of nanotechnology; by designing pharmaceuticals on an atomic scale, engineers hope to get them attacking diseases with newfound precision and efficiency.

A team of University of Pennsylvania researchers has recently been recognized by the National Science Foundation for the development of computer models that will be instrumental in improving these designs.

Robot Soldiers Will Be a Reality – and a Threat

May 11, 2012

Jonathan Moreno of the Perelman School of Medicine and the School of Arts and Sciences writes an op-ed about brain-machine interface technology.

Article Source: The Wall Street Journal

Penn Researchers Aim High With Robots That Fly, Swarm

May 7, 2012

Vijay Kumar of the School of Engineering and Applied Science comments on Daniel Mellinger and Alex Kushleyev starting a company based off the technology used to create the quadrotors.

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