Health Sciences

Penn Media Seminar on Gun Violence

Featured below is information on the experts from the Penn Media Seminar on Gun Violence as well as audio transcripts of the proceedings.  The Penn Media Seminar on Gun Violence is one of a series of programs to which reporters, editors and producers from the news media are invited.  Featured panelists

Understanding Smooth Eye Pursuit - The Incredible Targeting System of Human Vision

PHILADELPHIA -- Researchers at the University of Pennsylvania have shed new light on how the brain and eye team up to spot an object in motion and follow it, a classic question of human motor control.  The study shows that two distinctly different ways of seeing motion are used - one to catch up to a moving object with our eyes, a second to lock on and examine it.

Jordan Reese

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

In the News

The New York Times

What to know about Paxlovid rebound 

E. John Wherry of the Perelman School of Medicine says that it’s hard to get real-world data on COVID treatments because many people who have a rebound are unlikely to tell their doctors.



An overdose drug is finally over-the-counter. Is that enough to stop the death toll?

Shoshana Aronowitz of the School of Nursing says that over-the-counter Narcan is a baby step in the right direction, not a game changer.


The Wall Street Journal

Combat the sleep problems that hit in middle age

Philip Gehrman of the Perelman School of Medicine says that the amount of deep sleep people get at night starts to decline during their 20s.


Fort Worth Star-Telegram

What pumpkin spice creation is most searched for in Texas? Here’s what Google says

Postdoc Sarah Cormiea of the Perelman School of Medicine says that olfactory systems are built to respond enthusiastically to odors and their associated memories, including familiar words or phrases.



Do bats get cancer? Plus, how your wrists could give clues to future health, and more health news

Carsten Skarke of the Perelman School of Medicine comments on a new study that indicates wrist temperature is associated with future risk of disease.