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|Putting an End to Chronic Pain|
|Chronic pain is the most common cause of long-term disability, and nearly one-third of all cases involve neck pain. Despite the prevalence of this condition, relatively little is known about the underlying molecular causes. Moreover, diagnostic imaging tools and biomechanical measures are often not sufficient for localizing painful injuries, and medical treatments are still not always effective. Beth Winkelstein, professor in BE, is determined to fix this problem.|
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|Penn Engineers Show Nuclear Stiffness Keeps Stem Cells and Cancer Cells in Place|
Adult stem cells and cancer cells have many things in common, including an ability to migrate through tiny gaps in tissue. Now, Penn Engineers have shown that cell migration through micron-size pores is regulated by lamin-A, a nuclear protein that is very similar to the fibrous ones that make up hair. They have also shown that a cellís ability to survive the mechanical stress of migration depends on proteins called "heat shock factors."
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|John Vohs Receives Heilmeier Research Award|
|John M. Vohs, Carl V. S. Patterson Professor in the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, has been named the recipient of the 2013-14 George H. Heilmeier Faculty Award for Excellence in Research for "major impact in the fields of surface science and catalysis, especially the surface science of metal oxides." 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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|The ViDi Center Symposium on Digital Visualization in the Humanities|
New and exciting opportunities are emerging that blend the power and visual impact of Computer Graphics with research questions in the Humanities. Penn Engineering announces a half-day Symposium on Digital Visualization in the Humanities. Sparked by invited talks from recognized contributors to this area, the Symposium will also inaugurate a new Penn Research Center in Digital Visualization: the ViDi Center.