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Fast Capture of Cancer Markers Will Aid in Diagnosis and Treatment

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Researchers at Penn State have developed nanoprobes to rapidly isolate rare markers in blood for potential development of precision cancer diagnosis and personalized anticancer treatments.
9-Apr-2017 8:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Penn State Biomechanics and Imaging Lab: Elastography

The Biomechanics and Imaging Laboratory aims to develop non-invasive techniques to diagnose and evaluate treatment strategies for degenerative disease and injuries in orthopaedic tissues. To this end, researchers are combining imaging techniques,...
28-Mar-2017 11:40 AM EDT Add to Favorites

A Possible Solution to a Long-Standing Riddle in Materials Science

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An international team of scientists led by Penn State may have solved the 30-year-old riddle of why certain ferroelectric crystals exhibit extremely strong piezoelectric responses.
9-Jan-2017 10:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

New Technique Uses Immune Cells to Deliver Anti-Cancer Drugs

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Penn State biomedical engineers have created a smart, targeted drug delivery system using immune cells to attack cancers.
3-Jan-2017 10:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

Capturing the Energy of Slow Motion

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A team of Penn State materials scientists and electrical engineers has designed a mechanical energy transducer that points toward a new direction in scalable energy harvesting of unused mechanical energy, including wind, ocean waves and human...
15-Dec-2016 8:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

Controlling the Properties of Matter in Two-Dimensional Crystals

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The discovery of chains of atoms in a two-dimensional crystal could help researchers control the properties of matter.
27-Oct-2016 8:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Simulations Show How to Turn Graphene’s Defects Into Assets

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Controlling defects in two-dimensional materials, such as graphene, may lead to improved membranes for water desalination, energy storage, sensing or advanced protective coatings.
4-Oct-2016 9:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Lowering the Heat Makes New Materials Possible While Saving Energy

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Penn State researchers have developed a low-temperature process that has opened a window on the ability to combine incompatible materials, such as ceramics and plastics, into new, useful compound materials.
26-Sep-2016 8:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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