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  New Penn Center Will Investigate the Physics of Cancer Via $10M NIH Grant
 

The newly formed Physical Sciences Oncology Center led by Dennis Discher, Robert D. Bent Professor of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, will investigate the physics that underpins cancerís development and growth.

 
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  Penn Researchers Receive More Than $1 Million in Kaufman Foundation Awards
 
Amish Patel, assistant professor in the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, won a two-year $150,000 grant in the New Investigator category to research the specialized proteins that keep the cells of fish and other organisms from freezing in extreme cold temperatures. His grant is one of 10 being awarded this year by the Charles E. Kaufman Foundation, which supports cutting-edge scientific research in chemistry, biology and physics at institutions across Pennsylvania.
 
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  Penn Researchers Develop Scar-like Culture Systems to Treat Fibrosis
 

Dennis Discher, Robert D. Bent Professor in the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, conducted research in which he developed a "scar in a dish" in order to uncover mechanisms that cells use to sense fibrous tissue. The system will be helpful for understanding the roots of the scars' stiffness, and ultimately lead to treatments that would help revert the tissue to its normal consistency.

 
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  Penn Researchers Develop Liquid-crystal-based Compound Lenses That Work Like Insect Eyes
 
Kathleen Stebe, Richer and Elizabeth Goodwin Professor of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, and Shu Yang, professor in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering, join an interdisciplinary group of University of Pennsylvania researchers to show how liquid crystals can be employed to create compound lenses similar to those found in nature.
 
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The Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering at the University of Pennsylvania School of Engineering and Applied Science is the oldest continuously operating degree-granting program in chemical engineering in the U.S. Learn more about this photo!

Bubbles for Medicine

"I tell my children that I am working with bubbles and they think I have the best job in the world – which I do!" says Daeyeon Lee, Associate Professor of CBE. By learning how to modify the air and water interface, Lee is able to make "perfect" bubbles that have potential to enhance biomedical imaging and ultrasound therapy. Learn more!

Crystals That Can Switch Configurations

John Crockerís team has made a crystal that rearranges itself into a stronger, more stable configuration, all by changing the mix of DNA strands on the spheres' exterior.Check it out!