Health Sciences

"At the Cutting Edge: The State of the Art Quilt " at the Arthur Ross Gallery

WHO: Philadelphia artists Cindy Friedman, Amy Orr, Leslie Pontz, Emily Richardson, Lonni Rossi and Deborah SchwartzmanWHAT: "At the Cutting Edge: The State of the Art Quilt" exhibitionWHERE: Arthur Ross Gallery, Furness Library Building, University of Pennsylvania, 220 S. 34th Street.WHEN: June 15 through July 28, 2002.

Frozen testicular tissue still viable after 20 years

Many pediatric cancer treatments, though lifesaving, can compromise future fertility. In a new study in rodents, researchers from the School of Veterinary Medicine showed that testicular tissue frozen for more than 20 years could give rise to sperm.

A Quarter-century of Community Partnerships

Glen Casey will be the first to admit it: He wasn’t the perfect student in high school. “I was always doing the dumbest things; getting into fights, getting arrested,” he says. A student then at University City High, Casey failed ninth grade, and barely passed 10th. “I just really wasn’t into school,” he says.

What’s the future of blood pressure monitoring?

Blood pressure monitoring is evolving for more convenience, comfort and accessibility, and may feature innovative methods, like customized “smart” sneakers, or by taking a two-minute video selfie.

Penn Today Staff

In the News


Bystander CPR more likely in states requiring teen training

Victoria Vetter of the Perelman School of Medicine comments on how state laws mandating CPR training in high schools were associated with a higher likelihood of bystander CPR for out-of-hospital cardiac arrest.


The New York Times

After stroke, doctors look at Fetterman’s campaign trail prospects

Rajat Deo of the Perelman School of Medicine agreed with the use of defibrillators in the care of Senate nominee John Fetterman and suspects he has a damaged heart.


Daily Mail (U.K.)

Jill Biden visits same Children’s Hospital in Costa Rica that John F. Kennedy visited in 1963 as first lady celebrates new cancer partnership

Jill Biden on Sunday followed in the footsteps of John F. Kennedy and visited the National Children’s Hospital of Costa Rica. She was celebrating a partnership between Costa Rica’s public health authority and the University of Pennsylvania and the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, which will help Costa Rican children access a lifesaving cancer treatment.



Global warming could mean less sleep for billions

Indira Gurubhagavatula of the Perelman School of Medicine praises a study that shows individuals could be subjected to at least two weeks of short sleep each year due to high temperatures driven by global warming.


NBC News

Disease experts offer early ideas about why Europe’s monkeypox outbreak has swelled

Stuart Isaacs of the Perelman School of Medicine comments on the mystery of an outbreak of monkeypox.