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Jefferson’s Health Hack looks to ‘disrupt the system’ sciences

Oct. 18, 2018 9:07 am

Jefferson’s Health Hack looks to ‘disrupt the system’

For its upcoming hackathon, Jefferson will back novel ideas in wearables, decentralized medicine and medicinal cannabis. Three teams will walk away with $5,000 each.
Why Philly made sense for Johnson & Johnson’s first innovation office sciences

Oct. 16, 2018 10:13 am

Why Philly made sense for Johnson & Johnson’s first innovation office

“We’re going to augment the great life sciences [sector] that Philly already has,” said Kate Merton, the J&J staffer in charge of JPOD Philadelphia.
Villanova gets $3 million from the feds to study inclusion in STEM sciences

Oct. 4, 2018 7:34 am

Villanova gets $3 million from the feds to study inclusion in STEM

Funding from the National Science Foundation will let the Main Line school look at the inclusion of STEM faculty from underrepresented groups.
PCOM to study impact of medicinal cannabis on mental health, opioid addiction sciences

Sep. 10, 2018 12:03 pm

PCOM to study impact of medicinal cannabis on mental health, opioid addiction

A collaborative, interdisciplinary research program at the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine aims to make Pennsylvania an “international leader in medical cannabis research.”
This project is tracking the oral history of STEM researchers with disabilities sciences

Sep. 6, 2018 1:20 pm

This project is tracking the oral history of STEM researchers with disabilities

Going into its third year, Scientists with Disabilities looks to bring visibility to an often-overlooked group. Get a primer on the project this Saturday at an event titled “Stories of Disability in the Lab”.
At Start Talking Science, a free glimpse at Philly’s research landscape sciences

Aug. 20, 2018 9:40 am

At Start Talking Science, a free glimpse at Philly’s research landscape

From neuroscience to computer vision to health IT, researchers from all over Philly are talking science at the Science History Institute on Sept. 27.
These startups are repping Philly’s biotech community at a national competition sciences

Jul. 10, 2018 8:30 am

These startups are repping Philly’s biotech community at a national competition

OncopHore Nanotechnologies, CeraScript Diagnostics and GlioLink, Inc. are in the final stages of the Freedom from Cancer Startup Challenge in Maryland.
New Penn research hub sits at the intersection of brains and beauty sciences

Jun. 22, 2018 1:06 pm

New Penn research hub sits at the intersection of brains and beauty

The Penn Center for Neuroaesthetics aims to “uncover the biological basis of aesthetics,” led by professor Anjan Chatterjee.
Here’s what Jefferson’s biopharma training hub will look like sciences

Jun. 15, 2018 12:59 pm

Here’s what Jefferson’s biopharma training hub will look like

The facility in Lower Gwynedd, Pa., will offer certifications to 2,500 people a year when it opens in 2019.
Can the chill of space help slow climate change? sciences

Jun. 4, 2018 12:59 pm

Can the chill of space help slow climate change?

Penn professor Aaswath Raman is working on a way to make cooling systems more efficient by beaming their heat to outer space. For real.

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