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Penn Faculty Invent Superlattices of Atomically Thin Materials with Strong Light Absorption for Next-Generation Optical Devices

A team of researchers led by Dr. Deep Jariwala recently developed superlattices that offer controllable thickness, device-scale lateral size, and strong light absorption.

President’s Innovation Prize Winner Lumify Care and PCI Startup Neuralert Hit Major Milestones in 2022

Lumify Care and Neuralert have grown rapidly in terms of funding and product expansion.

Penn Graduate Receives President’s Sustainability Prize for Robotics-Based System to Minimize Waste in Fishing Industry

Shinkei Systems cuts down on waste by reducing the likelihood that off-target species would be caught and killed, and streamlining the process to avoid waste.

New Penn Dental School Study Identifies Protein that Can Potentially Keep Bone Loss in Check

The research identifies the protein IFT80 as a key player in regulating populations of osteoclasts, cells that break down bone.

Penn Research on Chewing Gum that Could Reduce SARS-CoV-2 Transmission Enters Clinical Trial

Researchers are preparing to launch the first human trial to see how the gum affects active COVID-19 patients.

Penn-invented CAR-T Therapy Earns the Word ‘Cure’

"We have a couple dozen patients who are 5, 6, 7, 9 years out or more without further therapy. That feels like a cure to me."

Former Fellow Dr. Rosa María Álvarez, PhD Guest Speaks for PCI Fellows Program

Rosa's experience working in the lab and participating in the PCI Fellows program at Penn helped her gain valuable experience for her career at Deloitte.

Penn Spinout REGENXBIO Inc. Enters Commercial Phase; Focuses Gene Therapy on Common Cause of Blindness

Regenxbio's gene therapy would eliminate the need for wet AMD patients to visit their doctor every few months to receive a needle in their eye to treat their condition.

School of Dental Medicine and School of Engineering and Applied Science Develop Hands-Free System to Brush and Floss Teeth Using Microrobots

In a proof-of-concept study, microrobots effectively cleaned plaque and decay-causing bacteria from both mock and human teeth. 

Penn Engineering Professor Linh Thi Xuan Phan Joins NSF Project on Cyber-Physical Systems for Transportation Technology

A major goal of this research is to help self-driving cars and other autonomous transportation systems achieve increased efficiency and performance, as well as better safety guarantees.

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