Health Sciences

Penn Researchers Uncover Novel Immune Therapy for Pancreatic Cancer

Researchers at the University of Pennsylvania’s Abramson Cancer Center have discovered a novel way of treating pancreatic cancer by activating the immune system to destroy the cancer’s scaffolding. The strategy was tested in a small cohort of patients with advanced pancreatic cancer, several of whose tumors shrank substantially.

Holly Auer

Rocking the Vote from Rocking Chairs

For seniors, voting can be difficult: standing with a walker or cane in the voting booth, struggling to read the tiny print on the ballot or trying to punch the tiny button to vote for the intended candidate. Despite the desire to vote, the typical voting process leaves many seniors disenfranchised, particularly for residents of long term care facilities.

Kim Menard

Penn Nursing Hosting 5K Walk for Water for Haiti

 WHO & WHAT:            The University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing will host a 5K walk to raise money to purchase water-filtration systems and provide access to clean water for health clinics in Port Au Prince, Haiti, in conjunction with World Water Day.  

Julie McWilliams

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.