Science Market Update

New $1.5 Billion Medical Building Under Construction at U Penn

Posted by Rebecca Partridge on Thu, Apr 27, 2017

The University of Pennsylvania was established in 1740. It became the home to the nation’s first hospital and medical school, which were both founded by Benjamin Franklin. Now a new chapter in Penn Medicine’s history is about to begin. Construction of the New Patient Pavilion started in September of 2016. This new 13-story medical building will include 500 inpatient rooms as well as a relocated and expanded Emergency Department. 

(Image of   UPenn Research Building courtesy of Wikimedia Commons)

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UPenn: $24 Million Award to Create New Mechanobiology Research Center

Posted by Greg Paul on Wed, Nov 16, 2016

In late September the National Science Foundation awarded the University of Pennsylvania a five-year grant of $24 million to create a Mechanobiology Center, as posted on the university website.  This grant is in coincidence with three other large grants to fund establishing four Science and Technology Centers (STC) totaling $94 Million; the other three STC’s being the Center for Bright Beams at Cornell University, the Center for Cellular Construction at UC San Francisco, and the Center on Real-Time Functional Imaging at UC Boulder.

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Philadelphia Researchers Identify Why Type 2 Diabetics Resist Insulin

Posted by Laura Braden on Fri, Mar 18, 2016

Type 2 Diabetes , the most common form of Diabetes, affects nearly twenty-nine million Americans. Sufferers' bodies resist any insulin being produced, causing blood glucose levels to rise above normal. This condition is associated not only with hyperglycemia, but also with excess fat in skeletal muscles, although the actual cause of insulin resistance has not previously been known.
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UPenn Opens Center for Advanced Cellular Therapeutics

Posted by Laura Braden on Tue, Mar 08, 2016

The University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia is one of the top research institutions in the world and is continuously expanding its research potential. Last year, the university opened a new Prematurity Research Center with the support of a $10 million donation from the March of Dimes Foundation of Philadelphia. Earlier this year, the university teamed up with the pharmaceutical company Novartis to open a new center on campus dedicated to cancer research, called the Novartis-Penn Center for Advanced Cellular Therapeutics (CACT)

The Center for Advanced Cellular Therapeutics, which is located on the University of Pennsylvania Medical Campus, is a $27 million project that will provide new laboratory and clinical space for physicians and scientists working to develop personalized cellular therapies for cancer treatments.

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UPenn Study Reveals New Contributor to Colon Cancer

Posted by Robert Larkin on Wed, Apr 15, 2015

According to a team of researchers at the University of Pennsylvania, one specific contributor to colon cancer may be a protein called MSI2.

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UPenn Researchers Study Cellular Therapy for Brain Cancer

Posted by Robert Larkin on Fri, Mar 13, 2015

Researchers from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania and the Novartis Institutes for BioMedical Research have discovered a potential new method for treating brain cancer using specially engineered immune cells.

According to a university press release, personalized immune cells were engineered by UPenn scientists in order to seek out and attack a type of deadly brain cancer, and were found to be both safe and effective at controlling tumor growth in mice that were treated with these modified cells.

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UPenn Bioresearchers Discover Possible New Anesthetics

Posted by Robert Larkin on Mon, Feb 23, 2015

Researchers at Penn Medicine have gone through some great pains to find the first potential new class of novel anesthetics since the 1970s. Starting with a pool of over 350,000 compounds, they have isolated two compounds with the potential to be developed into new, safer general anesthetics.

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New Preemie Research Center To Open At UPenn

Posted by Laura Braden on Wed, Dec 03, 2014

Premature birth, babies born before 37 weeks, can cause serious health problems for the half a million babies born early every year in the U.S. Health risks for premature babies include cerebral palsy, learning disabilities, vision and breathing problems, and hearing impairment. There are many different factors that can lead to preterm birth, but most of these factors are poorly understood. Further research is clearly needed to help better understand the causes of premature birth to lead to preventative methods. The March of Dimes Foundation of Philadelphia recently announced that it will donate $10 million over five years to establish a new Prematurity Research Center at the University of Pennsylvania. (Picture on right courtesy of Jennifer  of Biotechnology Calendar, Inc.)

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UPenn: An Expanding Laboratory Research Market

Posted by Anita Zhang on Mon, Apr 14, 2014

Research funding at the University of Pennsylvania will increase in 2014 thanks to the grants from the NIH and several other organizations.

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Congrats UPenn Sloan Fellows + UPENN Research Networking Event

Posted by BCI Staff on Tue, Feb 18, 2014

At the University of Pennsylvania, three faculty members have been awarded Sloan Fellowships. For over 50 years the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation has identified and recognized young scientists with significant leadership potential. We'd like to invite our readers in joining us to recognize the already significant contributions and long term career potential of the following UPENN scientists as reported by Evan Lerner today at UPENN:

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