mRNA Research

Breaching the blood-brain barrier

A team of researchers in the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences has devised a method to deliver mRNA into the brain using lipid nanoparticles, potentially advancing treatments for Alzheimer’s disease and seizures.

Nathi Magubane

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

In the News

Deutsche Welle

A vaccine for pancreatic cancer?

Drew Weissman of the Perelman School of Medicine comments on the efficacy of a potential pancreatic cancer vaccine.


Scientific American

Pancreatic cancer vaccine shows promise in small initial trial

Drew Weissman of the Perelman School of Medicine is supportive of findings about a pancreatic cancer vaccine, though he says larger studies are needed to determine effectiveness.