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  Penn Researchers Develop an Injectable Gel that Helps Heart Muscle Regenerate after a Heart Attack
 
In a paper co-led by Jason Burdick, professor in Bioengineering,researchers at Penn Engineering and the Perelman School of Medicine have used mouse models to demonstrate a new approach to restart replication in existing cardiomyocytes: an injectable gel that slowly releases short gene sequences known as microRNAs into the heart muscle.
 
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  Researchers Use WWII Code-breaking Techniques to Interpret Brain Data
  In a study led by Konrad Kording, Penn Integrates Knowledge Professor in Bioengineering and Neuroscience, a team of researchers from the University of Pennsylvania, the Georgia Institute of Technology, and Northwestern University have now used cryptographic techniques to decode the activity of motor neurons. Their approach has allowed them to predict, from brain data, and with only generic knowledge of typical movements, which direction monkeys will move their arms.
 
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  Penn Students' Design To Reach New Heights Aboard the ISS
  Dan Huh, Wilf Family Term Assistant Professor in the Department of Bioengineering, and G. Scott Worthen, a professor of pediatrics in the Perelman School of Medicine and a physician-scientist in neonatology at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, are developing a technology to better understand how microgravity — an environmental condition in which people and objects appear to be weightless — negatively affects immune system function.
 
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  Engineering Project to Create 'Molecular Portrait' of Every Cell in the Body
  According to Arjun Raj, assistant professor in Bioengineering, the field of biology has traditionally been about looking at the average properties of cells all at once creating difficulty when learning about individual cells and how they're different from one another. Rather than using the conventional approach of looking at the average properties of cells, the Human Cell Atlas, a project that Raj is a part of, is creating reference maps of every cell type in the human body.
 
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