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Month: August 2021

Penn mRNA researchers Drew Weissman and Katalin Karikó awarded the 2021 Albany Prize

The award, one of the largest in medicine and science in the U.S., has been given for the last 20 years by Albany Medical Center to those who have altered and positively impacted the course

COVID-19 mRNA vaccine that uses fundamental Penn technology receives FDA approval

The U.S. FDA has given the first full approval to a COVID-19 mRNA vaccine, which uses modified mRNA technology invented and developed by scientists at Penn.

Wharton: Why declining entrepreneurship in the U.S. is not a concern

Technological improvements have changed the incentives of individuals to start their own business.

No Dead Ends: New material makes for a promising fuel cell electrolyte

Penn Engineers and their colleagues showed that the proton conductivity of their new fluorine-free polymer increases with water content and exceeds that of Nafion, the current industry standard.

Engineers create faster and cheaper COVID-19 testing with pencil lead

To address cost, time and accuracy, a new electrochemical test developed by Penn researchers uses electrodes made from graphite—the same material found in pencil lead.

Updated Penn Patent Policy

The University periodically revises and updates its policies and procedures regarding patents and tangible research property, to ensure that such policies and procedures keep pace with best practices.

Penn Dental Medicine, Penn Engineering Award first IDEA Prize to advance oral health care innovation

Penn Dental Medicine and Penn Engineering, which teamed earlier this year to launch the Center for Innovation and Precision Dentistry (CiPD), recently awarded the Center’s first IDEA Prize.

Packaging-free design quadruples microbatteries’ energy density

New research has shown a way to build and package microbatteries that maximizes energy density even at the smallest sizes.

New cell therapy shows potential against solid tumors with KRAS mutations

A new technology for cellular immunotherapy showed promising anti-tumor activity in the lab against hard-to-treat cancers driven by the once-considered “undruggable” KRAS mutation.

These obese mice lost weight by ‘sweating’ their fat, Penn team finds

The animals lost weight despite eating more. But would it work in humans?


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