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A Neurosurgeon and an Electrical Engineer Walk Into a Lab

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An interdisciplinary team at Penn State is developing unique technologies to sense and stimulate individual cells of the brain without invasive electrodes.
16-May-2016 10:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Cracking the Code of the Malaria Parasite May Help Stop Transmission

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A multi-university research team has used advanced imaging and computational modelling to understand how the malaria parasite transforms its structure to reproduce and transmit the disease to humans.
13-Apr-2016 2:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Gently Rotating Small Organisms and Cells for the First Time in a Microfluidic Device

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A method using acoustic waves in a microfluidic device to rotate single particles, cells or organisms will allow researchers to take three dimensional images with only a cell phone.
22-Mar-2016 10:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

NSF Funds National User Facility for $17.8 Million to Develop Two-Dimensional Crystals

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The National Science Foundation announced today, March 4, the award of $17.8 million over 5 years to Penn State to fund one of only two Materials Innovation Platform (MIP) national user facilities in the country.
4-Mar-2016 10:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

Shiny Fish Skin Inspires Nanoscale Light Reflectors

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A nature-inspired method to model the reflection of light may have applications for advanced optical coatings for glass, laser protection, infrared imaging systems, optical communication systems and photovoltaics, according to Penn State researchers.
12-Jan-2016 1:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Single Molecule Detection of Contaminants, Explosives or Diseases Now Possible

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A technique to combine the ultrasensitivity of surface enhanced Raman scattering (SERS) with a slippery surface invented by Penn State researchers will make it feasible to detect single molecules of a number of chemical and biological species from...
28-Dec-2015 8:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

Transparent Metal Films for Smart Phone, Tablet and TV Displays

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A new material that is both highly transparent and electrically conductive discovered by Penn State researchers could make large screen displays, smart windows and even touch screens and solar cells more affordable and efficient.
13-Dec-2015 11:00 AM EST Add to Favorites

A Cheap, Disposable Device for Diagnosing Disease

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A reusable microfluidic device for sorting and manipulating cells and other micro/nano meter scale objects will make biomedical diagnosis of diseases cheaper and more convenient.
1-Dec-2015 9:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

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