A team of material scientists, chemical engineers, and physicists from the University of Pennsylvania has made another advance in its effort to use liquid crystals as a medium for assembling structures.
In a new study published in Nature Genetics, University of Pennsylvania researchers and colleagues have made inroads into the mechanism by which amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), better known as Lou Gehrig’s disease, acts.
A team of neuroscientists from the University of Pennsylvania, Drexel University, and Freiburg University has used a video game to discover that particular brain cells encode spatial information to form “geotags” for specific memories. The geotags are activated immediately before those memories are...
The changes the U.S. Senate made to the filibuster rules on November 21, 2013 are the types of parliamentary tactics that make legislative scholars excited to go to work each day. The term “filibuster” refers to the various tools available to legislators to prevent bills from being considered by...
Sarah Tishkoff, Penn Integrates Knowledge Professor in the Department of Biology and Penn Medicine’s Department of Genetics, is senior author of a new study that provides evidence of the significance of bitter taste perception.
Biologist Philip A. Rea has been named a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) for his fundamental discoveries on the membrane transport and detoxification of xenobiotics and his distinguished accomplishments and creativity in science education.
Associate Professor of the History and Sociology of Science John Tresch has received the 2013 Pfizer Prize for Best Scholarly Book from the History of Science Society (HSS) for The Romantic Machine: Utopian Science and Technology after Napoleon.