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|Nanotech garment will gather health information through sweat|
Shu Yang, Professor in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering, and Randall Kamien of the School of Arts & Sciences are teaming up with a researcher at Drexel to make a new kind of wearable health tracking device that gathers information from its wearer through his or her sweat.
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|Penn Researchers Develop Placenta-on-a-chip|
|In a study led by Dan Huh, Wilf Family Term Assistant Professor in Bioengineering, researchers at the University of Pennsylvania have developed the first placenta-on-a-chip that can fully model the transport of nutrients across the placental barrier. The flash-drive-sized device contains two layers of human cells that model the interface between mother and fetus. Microfluidic channels on either side of those layers allow researchers to study how molecules are transported through, or are blocked by, that interface.|
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|Andrea Ning Finds Inspiration Through Summer Classes and Penn Jobs|
Spending the summer taking classes and working in the University of Pennsylvania admissions office and as a research assistant is giving Penn Engineering rising sophomore Andrea Ning an opportunity to stretch her mind and expand her interests.
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|Innovation Prize Awarded for Device That Continuously Tracks Body Temperature|
Penn Engineering alumnus William Duckworth and Aaron Goldstein, graduate of the Wharton School, have created "Fever Smart," a digital thermometer that is applied like a Band-Aid under a patient's arm and wirelessly feeds temperature to a smartphone. They are two of the four winners of the inaugural President's Innovation Prize.