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February 14, 2019 | Science Center In The News
Meet the engineered Lovesick virus that spreads kindness and empathy
When inoculated with the newly created Lovesick virus, which can produce a boost in oxytocin production, cells develop a pale reddish hue as a symbol of the love bug’s presence.
The artificial virus is a creation of transdisciplinary artist Heather Dewey-Hagborg as part of her three-month BioArt Residency at the University City Science Center, and in collaboration with biotech company Integral Molecular
Life Sciences' Explosive Growth Comes With Big Real Estate Demands
The life sciences are an increasingly critical part of the national and global economy, and their use of real estate is growing in kind.
A broad number of factors is driving both the need for and presence of life sciences in cities across the country, according to a Deloitte study reported by Forbes.
In honor of Technical.ly’s 10th anniversary, as we peruse the landmark moments of this community, an overarching trend that keeps coming up is collaboration. The playbook goes like this: There’s an idea. There’s a connection to others. There’s a joint effort to get to a place. And many times, the final result is success and glory.
'Artificial muscles' to help children with cerebral palsy
A team of researchers from the University of Delaware has received nearly $200,000 in start-up funding to develop a motorized ankle foot device for children with cerebral palsy (CP) that includes a novel artificial muscle.
France’s BioMerieux buys West Philly biotech firm for $75 million
In a deal being touted as endorsement of a technology to make a safer food supply, BioMérieux, a French firm considered a premiere player in diagnosing infectious diseases worldwide, has acquired West Philadelphia-based Invisible Sentinel for $75 million.
Temple scientist developing blood test to better diagnose traumatic brain injuries
Temple University researchers have received a grant to advance the development of a blood test that could help doctors diagnose and evaluate traumatic brain injuries, including concussions. Servio Ramirez, an associate professor of pathology and laboratory medicine at Temple's Lewis Katz School of Medicine, is leading researchers who have patented the blood test.
Science Center awards $700K to four health care innovators
The University City Science Center’s QED program, an initiative in its 10th year that was created to supports early-stage university technologies with strong market potential, revealed its 11th round of awardees Wednesday.
Science Center just gave $700K to support four local researchers
Four life sciences researchers at the University of Pennsylvania, University of Delaware, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and Temple University earned a total of $700,000 from the University City Science Center as part of the organization’s QED Program, which pairs academic researchers with the funds they need to give their ideas a test run and ease the path to commercialization.
Rite Aid Foundation Awards $4 Million Through KidCents Regional Grant Program
As part of its ongoing efforts to address critical children’s health and wellbeing issues in the communities it serves, The Rite Aid Foundation, announced today 180 grants, totaling more than $4 million through the inaugural cycle of the KidCents Regional Grant Program.
Testing our Brains for National Brain Teaser Month
January is National Brain Teaser Month and we decided to put our brains to the test.
Maya Heiland, who is the program manager for the University City Science Center, stopped by PHL17 Morning News show us some cool brain teasers.