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Pennsylvania dog owners take precautions as mysterious illness continues to spread

Deborah Silverstein of the School of Veterinary Medicine suggests that dog owners be on the lookout for symptoms similar to kennel cough, like bouts of coughing, sneezing, eye and nasal discharge, and lethargy.


Most dinosaurs were killed by climate change, not a meteorite, new study suggests

In his recent book “Our Fragile Moment,” Michael Mann of the School of Arts & Sciences details how the history of life on Earth is inextricably tied to the alterations that occur in its climate.


Philadelphia Inquirer

More than 260,000 Penn Medicine patients have agreed to share their DNA for research, and the discoveries are just getting started

More than 260,000 people have signed up to participate in Penn Medicine BioBank, co-directed by Marilyn Ritchie and Dan Rader, which cross-references DNA with electronic health records to discover genetic variants of medical conditions.


NBC Philadelphia

A family affair: Three sisters stick together as they attend Penn Dental Medicine at the same time

Joanna Haddad, Mira-Belle Haddad, and Anna-Maria Haddad are making history as one of the few groups of three or more siblings to be simultaneously enrolled in the School of Dental Medicine.


Philadelphia Inquirer

Mystery respiratory dog illness has pet owners concerned. Here’s what vets are saying

Deborah Silverstein of the School of Veterinary Medicine says that a mysterious respiratory canine illness is likely a resurgence of some of the organisms seen with kennel cough.


Big Think

The psychology of persuasion, as told by an Ivy League professor

Jonah Berger of the Wharton School shares three strategies for getting peers and target audiences to say “yes.”



Philanthropy is changing as individual donations decline

According to a Penn study, individual donations fell about 4.5 % during the pandemic, but the average amount of each gift surged more than 200%.


The Nation

Can mandated nurse-to-patient ratios fix hospitals’ staffing crisis?

Linda Aiken of the School of Nursing says that the pandemic was a wake-up call to everyone that hospitals are at risk if they don’t have enough nurses.


Miami Herald

New weight loss drugs carry high price tags and lots of questions for seniors

Mitchell Lazar of the Perelman School of Medicine says that weight loss drugs Ozempic and Wegovy have only been on the market for a few years and require caution.


The New York Times

Everybody knows Flo from Progressive. Who is Stephanie Courtney?

Cait Lamberton of the Wharton School says that familiarity with advertising content can overpower distaste, since complaining about something trivial can be a very comforting experience.