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Research Roundup


Introducing "Research Roundup," a feature that ropes (no shame) together a sample of interesting research going on at Penn. Take a gander!

You are when you eat News for 2am Wawa runners: Researchers are learning about an eating rhythm, like the circadian, that explains why fat storage is more likely at certain times of the day and night.

Sniffing out cancer Each others' butts today, ovarian cancer tomorrow. Dogs can smell what humans can't. And alongside nanotechnology, Penn Vet is using dogs' unique olfactory powers in cancer screening.

Origamineering Penngineers are applying concepts of origami in everything from drug delivery devices to self-assembling emergency shelters. Is this thousand paper cranes come true?