Engineers improve electrochemical sensing by incorporating machine learning

Electrochemical Sensing

By Mary Fetzer

Combining machine learning with multimodal electrochemical sensing can significantly improve the analytical performance of biosensors, according to new findings from a Penn State research team. These improvements may benefit noninvasive health monitoring, such as testing that involves saliva or sweat. The findings were published this month in Analytica Chimica Acta.

Penn State’s $1.034B in research expenditures has broad, wide-ranging impact

Randy McEntaffer - X-Ray Spectrometer

Penn State reached a record $1.034 billion in research expenditures during fiscal year 2021-22, an overall 4.1% increase from the previous year. The funding, which comes from federal and state agencies, industry sponsors, private donors, the University and other sources, advances research innovations and enables Penn State faculty and students to push the boundaries of discovery, bringing experiences into the classrooms, and offering a world-class education to undergraduate and graduate students. 

Researchers 3D bioprint breast cancer tumors, treat them in groundbreaking study

Bioprinting Breast Cancer Tumor

By Adrienne Berard

Researchers at Penn State have successfully 3D bioprinted breast cancer tumors and treated them in a breakthrough study to better understand the disease that is one of the leading causes of mortality worldwide.

A scientific first, the achievement lays the foundation for precision fabrication of tumor models. The advancement will enable future study and development of anti-cancer therapies without the use of "in vivo" — or "in animal" — experimentation.