Health Sciences

HPV-related cancers are on the rise in men

Recent CDC data show that roughly four of every 10 cases of HPV-induced cancer now occur in men. Penn Medicine research has found that differences in levels of a particular HPV protein may inform treatment.

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CAR T cell therapy reaches beyond cancer

Penn Medicine researchers laud the early results for CAR T therapy in lupus patients, which point to broader horizons for the use of personalized cellular therapies.

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An evolving animal health emergency

More than 52 million birds in the U.S. have been affected by an outbreak of avian influenza. Researchers at the School of Veterinary Medicine are supporting Pennsylvania’s diagnostic work and launching new investigations to better understand the virus.

Katherine Unger Baillie

Clinical research nurses make research happen

Penn Medicine’s 1,200 clinical research professionals work together to advance the science of clinical care, provide access to innovative therapy, and improve clinical outcomes.

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In the News

The Hill

Virology is part of the golden age of health: Don’t dismantle it

James Alwine of the Perelman School of Medicine co-writes that over-regulation could unduly constrain the ability to respond to future viral pandemic threats.


Lancaster Farming

Coryza, an avian influenza lookalike, lingers in Lancaster

Sherrill Davison of the School of Veterinary Medicine outlines the symptoms and signs of infectious coryza, an avian influenza lookalike.


ANI News (India)

University of Pennsylvania pledges to bolster relations with India at "Penn India Engagement Forum"

PIK Professor Ezekiel J. Emanuel, Dean Erika H. James of the Wharton School, and Dean Vijay Kumar of the School of Engineering and Applied Science are quoted on the forum to support India's exceptional growth and specific health care needs.


The New York Times

‘We need pleasure to survive’

PIK Professor Ezekiel J. Emanuel says that moderation is a good principle and comments on whether tweaks in bad behavior can help. The work of Adam Grant is suggested for additional reading and an understanding of "languishing."



The race to supercharge cancer-fighting T cells

Carl June and Avery Posey of the Perelman School of Medicine discuss the progression and expansion of CAR-T cell therapies.