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  Jason Burdick Receives Heilmeier Research Award
 
Jason Burdick, Professor in Bioengineering, has been named the recipient of the 2017-18 George H. Heilmeier Faculty Award for Excellence in Research for "pioneering contributions to designing and developing polymers for applications in stem cell biology and regenerative medicine." The Heilmeier Award honors a Penn Engineering faculty member whose work is scientifically meritorious and has high technological impact and visibility.
 
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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 Engineers: Bone Marrow Transplant Stem Cells Can 'Swim' Upstream
 
Daniel Hammer, Alfred G. and Meta A. Ennis Professor in Bioengineering and in Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering and postdoctoral researcher Alexander Buffone of the School of Engineering and Applied Science have shown that cells can "swim" upstream by anchoring themselves to blood-vessel walls. If that helps them reach their targets faster, stem cells could be engineered to behave that way more readily in the future.
 
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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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