The Lush Prize is a major initiative aiming to bring forward the day when safety testing takes place without the use of animals. It focuses pressure on toxicity testing for consumer products and ingredients, in a way which complements the many projects already addressing the use of animals in medical testing. The Lush Prize rewards […]
Heilmeier Awards Committee in Penn Engineering has selected Professor Vivek Shenoy from the Department of Materials Science and Engineering as the recipient of the 2019 Heilmeier Research Award. This award is named for our late alumnus and Overseer George Heilmeier, whose many technological contributions include the development of liquid crystal displays. The distinction associated with the [&h...
It is with great sadness that we report our dear friend and colleague, William (Bill) Hunter of the New Jersey Institute of Technology, passed away on January 3. Bill was the founding director of diversity of the CEMB and played a major role in establishing the educational, diversity and outreach components of our new center. […]
The CEMB is dedicated to connecting its research to a wide audience across the biomedical community, especially to those in the biomedical industries. This is part of the ‘knowledge transfer mandate’ from NSF’s Science and Technology Center program. Through a newly announced partnership, The Alliance of Advanced Biomedical Engineering (AABME) will connect CEMB with scientists, […]
On November 1, The University of Pennsylvania launched a new partnership with Johnson & Johnson Innovation, the health care giant’s collaborative arm. Known as JPOD @ Philadelphia and based in the Pennovation Center, JPOD is a start-up incubator designed to accelerate innovative health care technologies. Among the several companies there is Prohibix, a company started by CEMB researcher Ja...
(News item prepared by Patience Graybill, Wash U) Researchers have thought that cancer begins when a single cell goes rogue in the body then begins to grow and multiply. Now, they are investigating evidence of more damage when a group of cells breaks off from a colony and more follow, leading to large-scale metastasis. Amit […]
(News item prepared by Patricia Widder, Wash U) The Washington University in St. Louis cohort of the CEMB Undergraduate Research Program had a productive and successful summer, with a full schedule of research, education, and outreach. The 10-week program brought five students from four different universities to Wash U’s campus to work and learn in […]
Ben Prosser, Assistant Professor of Physiology and CEMB faculty researcher and his colleague, Ken Margulies recently reported in Nature Medicine, promising work into restoring elasticity to previously ‘damaged’ and stiff cardiac muscle cells. The work focuses on the microtubules within a single cardiac cell. Diseased cells fill up with greater numbers of these filaments increasing ...
(News item prepared by Ashley Wallace, UPenn) In spring 2018, students were selected from 200+ applicants to participate in the 2018 Center for Engineering MechanoBiology (CEMB) summer undergraduate research program. The 10-week summer program serves as a gateway to graduate studies and careers in the field of mechanobiology. The goal is to not only provide undergraduate students […]
The Taproot podcast hosted by Ivan Baxter and CEMB’s own Liz Haswell won gold at the 2018 Excel Awards last week. Excel awards by the Association of Media and Publishing recognize excellence and leadership in nonprofit association media, publishing, marketing and communications. Produced by the Plantae Foundation. Taproot explores scientific discovery in the plant sciences […]