A novel method for finding and delivering healing drugs to newly formed microcracks in bones has been invented by a team of chemists and bioengineers at Penn State and Boston University. The method involves the targeted delivery of the drugs, directly to the cracks, on the backs of tiny self-powered nanoparticles. The energy that revs the motors of the nanoparticles and sends them rushing toward the crack comes from a surprising source -- the crack itself.
"One Hundred Years of Solitude" is a widely beloved and acclaimed novel that chronicles the rise and fall of the mythical town of Macondo through the history of the Buendia family and the tragicomedy of humankind. The Penn State College of the Liberal Arts and various departments and centers are organizing a marathon 24-hour reading of the novel, beginning at 1 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 5, on the lawn in front of Pattee and Paterno Libraries.
Rocket engines will soon be blazing away in a series of tests at Penn State's University Park campus, enabling students to gain a better understanding of rocket performance and share some of their knowledge with NASA, according to an agreement reached between the University's Applied Research Laboratory and NASA's Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center.