Health Sciences

Penn Vet Announces World Leadership and Student Inspiration Awards

PHILADELPHIA - The University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine has launched the first veterinary medicine awards of its kind designed to recognize innovation, creativity and leadership in the veterinary profession anywhere in the world.  

Gail Luciani, Jennifer Rench

U.S. Falls to 27th in Latest Report Card on World Social Progress; Chronic Poverty to Blame

PHILADELPHIA -- Cuts in social services and chronic poverty in U.S. cities and rural areas during the '90s have caused the U.S. to lag behind nearly all of Europe and several other countries in terms of overall social progress, according to the 2004 "Report Card on World Social Progress" by Richard Estes, a University of Pennsylvania School of Social Work professor.

Matt Gray

"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.

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


Bomb-sniffing dogs are in short supply across the U.S.

Cindy Otto of the School of Veterinary Medicine says that the U.S.’s answer to the bomb-sniffing dog shortage should be to breed them domestically rather than importing from Europe.


CBS Philadelphia

Drug for common skin condition can help people lose weight: study

Research by Joel Gelfand of the Perelman School of Medicine and colleagues finds that a drug used to treat psoriasis can help people lose weight and reduce the risk of heart disease.


Canine Chronicle

Diabetes diagnoses associated with cooler temperatures and northern climes

A study from the School of Veterinary Medicine finds that dogs tend to be diagnosed with diabetes more often in the winter and the northern U.S., despite the greater number of dogs living in other areas.


The Scientist

Recently discovered virus family infects a human oral amoeba

A study by Frederic Bushman of the Perelman School of Medicine and colleagues points to a human oral amoeba as the host for a recently discovered family of DNA viruses.


New Scientist

Antibiotics encoded in Neanderthal DNA could help us fight infections

César de la Fuente of the Perelman School of Medicine and colleagues have identified extinct antibiotic molecules in ancient mitochondrial DNA that could be revived to help fight infections.