Perelman School of Medicine

Could a single shot heal heart disease?

Experts at Penn Medicine are researching novel treatments for heart disease, including CRISPR gene editing technology, CAR T technology, and mRNA injections.

Rachel Ewing

From high school to the hospital

An immersive program at the Perelman School of Medicine gives high school students a sneak peek at a potential future in the medical field.

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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.


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.



Scientists find anesthetic kills cancer cells via unique mechanisms

A study led by Robert Lee of the Perelman School of Medicine found that the local anesthetic lidocaine targeted a receptor highly expressed across cancer cells.


Philadelphia Inquirer

Penn Medicine had a $58 million operating profit in summer quarter, up from $50 million last year

The University of Pennsylvania Health System reported a $58 million operating profit for the three months that ended Sept. 30., with remarks from Keith Kasper.


Philadelphia Inquirer

Is an Alzheimer’s blood test right for me?

Postdoc Claire Erickson and Emily Largent of the Perelman School of Medicine and the Leonard Davis Institute discuss which people should take an Alzheimer’s blood test.