Research

Smart dental implants

Geelsu Hwang of the School of Dental Medicine and colleagues are developing a smart dental implant that resists bacterial growth and generates its own electricity through chewing and brushing to power a tissue-rejuvenating light.

Katherine Unger Baillie



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Philadelphia Inquirer

Penn scientists win $3 million Breakthrough Prize for RNA research that enabled COVID-19 vaccines

Katalin Karikó and Drew Weissman of the Perelman School of Medicine have been awarded a $3 million Breakthrough Prize for research that paved the way for COVID-19 vaccines. “It’s been very wonderful,” said Weissman. “I never thought it was possible.”

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Philadelphia Inquirer

These obese mice lost weight by ‘sweating’ their fat, Penn team finds

Taku Kambayashi and med student Ruth Chao of the Perelman School of Medicine found that they could stimulate fat loss in obese mice by treating the animals with a type of cytokine.

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