Health Sciences

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

Why cancers caused by BRCA mutations recur

Findings from Penn Medicine uncover possible drivers of recurrent breast and ovarian cancers among women carrying high-risk genetic mutations, pointing to methods to more effectively treat disease.

From Penn Medicine News

Promising efforts to mitigate the opioid crisis

Margaret Lowenstein, an LDI senior fellow and assistant professor of medicine at the Perelman School of Medicine discusses the increase in opioid and drug overdoses since the COVID-19 pandemic.

From Penn LDI

In the News


These are the daily behaviors an expert in sleep medicine does to get the best night’s rest

Richard Schwab of the Perelman School of Medicine suggests some daily behaviors that can contribute to a good night’s sleep, including his own sleep routines.


New Scientist

Lab-grown adrenal glands could help treat hormone-related conditions

Kotaro Sasaki of the School of Veterinary Medicine and colleagues have grown adrenal glands from stem cells in the lab for the first time.


Philadelphia Inquirer

Why the tourniquet, a relic from the earliest days of medicine, is back amid the gun violence epidemic

Lewis J. Kaplan and Elinore Kaufman of the Perelman School of Medicine discuss the use of tourniquets to close off blood vessels and stanch wounds from bullets and IEDs.


The Scientist

The smell of food affects metabolism in fasting mice

Minhong Ma of the Perelman School of Medicine says that a Japanese study on food odors offers new insights into metabolic adaptation.


WHYY (Philadelphia)

‘This thing isn’t over’: Avian flu outbreak reaches 4.4 million birds in Pennsylvania ahead of Thanksgiving sales

Lisa Murphy of the School of Veterinary Medicine says that national certification requirements for technicians have made it challenging to keep up with Pennsylvania’s increasing demand for specialized avian flu testing.