Health Sciences

Intervening to stop bone loss

A study led by Shuying (Sheri) Yang of the School of Dental Medicine identified a new role for a protein that keeps osteoclasts—the cells that break down bone—in check, and may guide the development of new therapies to counter bone loss.

Katherine Unger Baillie

The future of nursing

Penn Nursing dean Antonia Villarruel and associate dean for research and innovation Therese Richmond co-authored commentary published in the journal Nursing Outlook about the the National Institute of Nursing Research’s new strategic plan.

From Penn Nursing News

In the News

Philadelphia Inquirer

Am I going to get COVID again? What to know about reinfection

E. John Wherry of the Perelman School of Medicine says that our understanding of the depth of immune responses to COVID remains limited.


The New York Times

‘What if this is my destiny?’ Children of Alzheimer’s patients sometimes fear future diagnosis

David Wolk of the Perelman School of Medicine speaks on the positive and negative effects of anxiety in managing future Alzheimer’s.



How to work from your bedroom without ruining your sleep, according to experts

Ilene Rosen of the Perelman School of Medicine says that people should avoid working while sitting or lying in bed, to preserve the bed’s association with sleep.



This stamp-sized ultrasound patch can image internal organs

Chandra Sehgal of the Perelman School of Medicine speaks on the potential reliability and user-friendliness of a smaller ultrasound patch.



Why some experts suggest getting a PCR test, even if you already know you have COVID-19

Benjamin Abramoff of the Perelman School of Medicine believes that fewer clinics will require official COVID test results now that at-home tests have become the norm.