CAR T cell therapy reaches beyond cancer

Penn Medicine researchers laud the early results for CAR T therapy in lupus patients, which point to broader horizons for the use of personalized cellular therapies.

From Penn Medicine News

An evolving animal health emergency

More than 52 million birds in the U.S. have been affected by an outbreak of avian influenza. Researchers at the School of Veterinary Medicine are supporting Pennsylvania’s diagnostic work and launching new investigations to better understand the virus.

Katherine Unger Baillie

Stable, faster computer memory storage

Researchers in the School of Arts & Sciences offer a new explanation for how certain materials can be grown on silicon and offer stable information storage at the nanometer scale for smaller, faster, more multifunctional processors.

Nathi Magubane , Nathi Magubane

Recreating the adrenal gland in a petri dish

A School of Veterinary Medicine–led team coaxed stem cells to take on the characteristics and functions of a human adrenal gland, progress that could lead to new therapies for adrenal insufficiencies and a deeper understanding of the genetics of such disorders.

Katherine Unger Baillie

Penn Global turns 10

The hub for all things global on campus looks back at its impact over the decade and ahead to what the next 10 years of research, policy, and engagement with the world will bring.

Kristen de Groot

In the News

CBS Philadelphia

Drug for common skin condition can help people lose weight: study

Research by Joel Gelfand of the Perelman School of Medicine and colleagues finds that a drug used to treat psoriasis can help people lose weight and reduce the risk of heart disease.


Philadelphia Inquirer

Suicide doesn’t increase during the holidays, but the media perpetuates that myth, new Penn study finds

An analysis from the Annenberg Public Policy Center found that more than half of media references to the “holiday-suicide myth” last year failed to debunk it, with quotes from Dan Romer.


Philadelphia Inquirer

Penn scientists made a universal flu vaccine using mRNA, and they plan to test it in humans

Scott Hensley of the Perelman School of Medicine and colleagues are using mRNA to develop a universal flu vaccine, with plans being made for human testing.


Marketplace (NPR)

Can the Fed keep inflation under control without sacrificing jobs?

Kaleb Nygaard of the School of Arts & Sciences says that the Fed needs to prioritize its inflation fight but that a percentage point rise in unemployment might put more than one and a half million workers out of a job.


The Scientist

Recently discovered virus family infects a human oral amoeba

A study by Frederic Bushman of the Perelman School of Medicine and colleagues points to a human oral amoeba as the host for a recently discovered family of DNA viruses.


New Scientist

Antibiotics encoded in Neanderthal DNA could help us fight infections

César de la Fuente of the Perelman School of Medicine and colleagues have identified extinct antibiotic molecules in ancient mitochondrial DNA that could be revived to help fight infections.