University of Pennsylvania engineers have developed a rapid, low-cost genetic test for the Zika virus. The $2 testing device, about the size of a soda can, does not require electricity or technical expertise to use. A patient would simply provide a saliva sample. Color-changing paper in the device’s lid turns blue if the genetic assay chip inside detects the presence of the virus.
Beth Murray’s not your typical intern.
University of Pennsylvania Provost Vincent Price and Vice Provost Anita Allen are pleased to announce the appointment of Christopher Gruits as Executive and Artistic Director of the Annenberg Center fo
Terrill Warrenburg, a multi-media artist and May University of Pennsylvania graduate, describes her interest in art as “a lifelong passion.”
The University of Pennsylvania’s Division of Facilities and Real Estate Services announced today that two award-winning start-up companies are joining the Pennovation Center – the University’s new business, technology and laboratory incubator opening in August 2016.
A new white paper just released by the Penn Institute for Urban Research, or Penn IUR, finds that after decades of urban decline, U.S. cities are growing again thanks in large part to their transition from an industrial-based economy to a knowledge-based economy.
When you want to buy a new cell phone or eat out, how do you decide which brand to purchase or which restaurant to dine in?
Dolphins, lizards and hyenas may not be on Facebook or Twitter, but, as social species, their social networks influence every pivotal aspect of their lives: finding a mate, reproducing, becoming ill or surviving.
By Patrick Ammerman
What could be the downside to unemployment rates plummeting in recent years? One place to look is the road.
Research has shown that when the economy improves, motor vehicle fatalities also increase.
Smartphones and other high-tech gadgets let people of all ages shoot and edit videos and post them online. But, to tell a story well, more thought has to go into the process.
Ferromagnetic materials, like compass needles, are useful because their magnetic polarization makes them rotate to align with magnetic fields. Ferroelectric materials behave in a similar way but with electric, rather than magnetic, fields.
Impact Network’s eSchool 360 program provides access to education to more than 2,200 students in rural Zambia. But the project might not have been possible had it not been for lessons learned in a classroom in Philadelphia.
When incoming freshman at the University of Pennsylvania are introduced to academic life through the Penn Reading Project this summer, the content of the material won’t be a book but a movie, “Citizen Kane.”
College-age women who participate in sorority rush largely describe the process as negative but report a sense of belonging and support once they’re in the group, according to research from University of Pennsylvania psychologist Melissa Hunt and Penn alumna Colleen Kase.
Adult stem cells represent a sort of blank clay from which a myriad of different cell and tissue types are molded and as such are of critical importance to health, ageing and disease. In tissues that turn over rapidly, such as the intestines, the self-renewing nature of stem cells and their susceptibility to cancer-causing mutations has led researchers to postulate that t
By Patrick Ammerman