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Vaccine-like mRNA injection can be used to make CAR T cells in the body

The researchers, whose work is published in Science, demonstrated the new approach with an mRNA preparation that reprograms T cells—a powerful type of immune cell—to attack heart fibroblast cells.

A chewing gum that could reduce SARS-CoV-2 transmission

In experiments using saliva samples from COVID-19 patients, the gum, which contains the ACE2 protein, neutralized the virus, according to research led by School of Dental Medicine scientists.

A record-breaking year for innovation

With its highest number of patents issued, commercial agreements, corporate-sponsored research funding, and licensing revenue receipts in a single period, PCI experienced a landmark fiscal year.

Penn launches $750M investment in science, engineering, and medicine

President Amy Gutmann has announced the launch of a $750 million investment.

Celebrating five years of innovation, entrepreneurship, and creativity

Penn Today marks the anniversary of Pennovation Works with a look at the evolution of the site, its research and commercialization achievements, and a glimpse into the future.

Novel gene therapy platform speeds search for ways to cure blindness

A newly developed single-cell RNA sequencing technique enables researchers to quickly identify an optimal vector for delivering therapeutic genetic material to treat vision disorders.

Penn establishes the Center for Precision Engineering for Health with $100 million commitment

Penn announced that it has made a $100 million commitment in its School of Engineering and Applied Science to establish the Center for Precision Engineering for Health.

Penn engineers will develop on-demand, on-site mRNA manufacturing

With an NSF grant, Penn Engineering researchers are developing a new manufacturing technique that would be able to produce mRNA sequences in a way that removes the need for cryogenic temperatures.

At-home COVID-19 results with the click of a smartphone

chers have developed a highly-sensitive rapid antigen test that can detect small loads of SARS-CoV-2

Smart dental implants

Geelsu Hwang of the School of Dental Medicine and colleagues are developing a smart dental implant that resists bacterial growth and generates its own electricity through chewing and brushing to power

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