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Driving While Distracted: Why can't we ignore the pings?

Most people will admit that texting, checking social media or playing a video game while driving isn't safe, and yet, some still do it. Why?

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Chip, Implanted in Brain, Helps Paralyzed Man Regain Control of Hand

Five years ago, a college freshman named Ian Burkhart dived into a wave at a beach off the Outer Banks in North Carolina and, in a freakish accident, broke his neck on the sandy floor, permanently losing the feeling in his hands and legs.

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Apr 13, 2016


Tags:’s Giving $20 Million to Engineer a Better World for the Disabled

GOOGLE’S PHILANTHROPIC ARM,, has been making a big global push this year to aid the one billion people around the world living with disabilities.

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Jul 23, 2015



Woman raised $1.2 million with a spirited 3-minute speech

Great ideas rarely want for a pen or paper. The celebrated physicist Richard Feynman literally drew his way to insight, to the point where he saw the pen and paper as inseparable from the act of thinking. But what if your potentially great idea needs something a little bit bigger to take flight?...

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The Penn Medicine Center for Health Care Innovation engages interdisciplinary teams to reimagine health care delivery for dramatically better value and patient outcomes.

The Leonard Davis Institute of Health Economics (LDI) is Penn's center for research, policy analysis, and education in health systems. Its 200 Senior Fellows analyze the medical, economic, and social issues that influence how health care is organized, financed, managed, and delivered across the U.S.

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