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  Penn Researchers Improve Computer Modeling for Designing Drug-delivery Nanocarriers
 
In a study led by Ravi Radhakrishnan, Professor in Bioengineering and Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering,a team of Penn researchers has developed a computer model that will aid in the design of nanocarriers, microscopic structures used to guide drugs to their targets in the body.
 
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  Penn Researchers Develop Placenta-on-a-chip
  In a study led by Dan Huh, Wilf Family Term Assistant Professor in Bioengineering, researchers at the University of Pennsylvania have developed the first placenta-on-a-chip that can fully model the transport of nutrients across the placental barrier. The flash-drive-sized device contains two layers of human cells that model the interface between mother and fetus. Microfluidic channels on either side of those layers allow researchers to study how molecules are transported through, or are blocked by, that interface.
 
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  Three Penn Engineers Receive 2016 NSF CAREER Awards
 

Penn Engineering assistant professors David Issadore, Danielle Bassett and Lee Bassett have each been selected to receive 2016 NSF CAREER Awards.; the NSF's most prestigious award in support of junior faculty.

 
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  Penn Engineers Use Network Science to Predict How Ligaments Fail
 
Beth Winkelstein, Danielle Bassett and graduate student Sijia Zhang, of Bioengineering, team up using network science to gain new insights into "subfailure" injuries, which can lead to pain and dysfunction despite the lack of obvious physical evidence. The mechanisms that lead to these symptoms happen on a microscopic level and can't be detected by existing clinical tools.
 
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Penn Engineering in 100 Seconds

Penn Engineering in 100 Seconds, hosted by the Engineering Deans' Advisory Board (EDAB) on October 1, featured eight Penn Engineering professors who discussed, in less than 100 seconds, research, personal passions, or any other topic that interested them. View videos from the lectures here.

Y-Prize Competition 2015–2016

We have selected three exciting new technologies created by Penn researchers, and now it’s your turn to propose the best commercial applications. We invite you to unleash your creativity, build your entrepreneurial skills, and team up with some great people along the way.Please join us for the Y-Prize Kick-off on Monday, September 28th, 6:30–9:00 p.m. at the Smilow Center for Translational Research. The winner will receive $10,000 and licensing support to help launch their business. Three finalists teams will each receive $2,500. If you plan to attend, please RSVP here.

Undergraduate Clinical Experience

In the course "Clinical Preceptorship in Bioengineering" (BE 400), students receive what few undegraduates in united states ever have the opportunity to experience: a chance to shadow renowned physicians for 10 weeks as they treat patients, perform surgeries, and diagnose disease.