Research

Helping the brain to heal the gut

In the second edition of her book on irritable bowel syndrome, Penn psychologist Melissa Hunt explores advances made in the past decade. Her aim is to offer accessible, effective, self-help psychological treatment for those who suffer from the disorder.

Luis Melecio-Zambrano



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Philadelphia Inquirer

Penn Medicine gene therapy lab inks deal with Center for Breakthrough Medicines in KOP

James Wilson of the Perelman School of Medicine has signed a deal on behalf of his gene therapy lab to license its manufacturing process to the Center for Breakthrough Medicines in King of Prussia.

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BBC News

Could mRNA make us superhuman?

Research by Katalin Karikó and Drew Weissman of the Perelman School of Medicine laid the groundwork for mRNA vaccines.

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Philadelphia Business Journal

University of Pennsylvania commits $100 million to launch engineering and health center

Penn is committing $100 million to establish a center for interdisciplinary research conducted by the School of Engineering and Applied Science and the Perelman School of Medicine.

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Philadelphia Inquirer

Penn scientists win $3 million Breakthrough Prize for RNA research that enabled COVID-19 vaccines

Katalin Karikó and Drew Weissman of the Perelman School of Medicine have been awarded a $3 million Breakthrough Prize for research that paved the way for COVID-19 vaccines. “It’s been very wonderful,” said Weissman. “I never thought it was possible.”

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Philadelphia Inquirer

These obese mice lost weight by ‘sweating’ their fat, Penn team finds

Taku Kambayashi and med student Ruth Chao of the Perelman School of Medicine found that they could stimulate fat loss in obese mice by treating the animals with a type of cytokine.

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