great research click stories  1   2   3   4   Beth Winkelstein
  Putting an End to Chronic Pain
  Chronic pain is the most common cause of long-term disability, and nearly one-third of all cases involve neck pain. Despite the prevalence of this condition, relatively little is known about the underlying molecular causes. Moreover, diagnostic imaging tools and biomechanical measures are often not sufficient for localizing painful injuries, and medical treatments are still not always effective. Beth Winkelstein, professor in BE, is determined to fix this problem.
 
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  great faculty click stories  1   2   3   4   David Issadore
  David Issadore is the recipient of the 2014 S. Reid Warren, Jr. Award
 
David Issadore, assistant professor of Bioengineering, has been awarded the S. Reid Warren, Jr. Award, which is presented annually by the undergraduate student body and the Engineering Alumni Society in recognition of outstanding service in stimulating and guiding the intellectual and professional development of undergraduate students.
 
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  great research click stories  1   2   3   4   Jason Burdick
  New Gel Allows for Targeted Therapy After Heart Attack
 
Combatting the tissue degrading enzymes that cause lasting damage following a heart attack is tricky. Each patient responds to a heart attack differently and damage can vary from one part of the heart muscle to another, but existing treatments canít be fine-tuned to deal with this variation. A study led by Jason Burdick has developed a way to address this problem via a material that can be applied directly to the damaged heart tissue.
 
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  great students click stories  1   2   3   4   iGEM 2013
  Penn iGEM Team Wins North American Regional Competition
  For the second year in a row, Penn's iGEM team is the winner of the North American Regional iGEM competition. Held by the International Genetically Engineered Machine (iGEM) Foundation, the event is the premiere undergraduate Synthetic Biology competition. Teams from over 200 universities worldwide are given a kit of biological parts to be used together with new parts of their own design to build biological circuits in living cells. The team placed ahead of 63 other leading universities.
 
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Rep Rap 3D Printing Blood Vessel Networks

Bioengineers from the University of Pennsylvania have turned the problem inside out by using a 3D printer called a RepRap to make templates of blood vessel networks out of sugar. Check it out!

The World is Your Classroom

Our students have the opportunity to serve anywhere, from providing Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) outreach activities at the University and in Philadelphia area schools, to serving the needs of communities in Honduras, Cameroon and China using their technological and engineering knowledge.

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.