Health Sciences

Can we intercept cancer?

Penn researchers are developing new ways to detect and “intercept” cancer from every angle, including basic science to understand the molecular changes that lead to cancer and developing new methods for finding it.

From Penn Medicine News

Genomics reveals a complex human history in Africa

An international team of researchers led by Penn geneticists sequenced the genomes of 180 indigenous Africans. The results shed light on the origin of modern humans, African population history, and local adaptation.

Katherine Unger Baillie

In the News


Curbing gun violence with a public health approach

Sara Jacoby of the School of Nursing explains how public health research and interventions could be used to reduce gun violence.


Philadelphia Inquirer

University of Pennsylvania Health System has a $160M operating profit so far in fiscal 2023

Penn Medicine has remained profitable through the first nine months of fiscal 2023, with remarks from Keith Kasper.


Philadelphia Citizen

Cleaner streets are key to Philly’s success

Two studies by the Urban Health Lab at Penn found that gun violence dropped significantly in neighborhoods where vacant parcels were turned into regularly maintained green spaces.


Tickborne illnesses rise with rising temperatures: What you should know

Kaitlyn Krebs of the School of Veterinary Medicine notes an increase in animals with tick bites this year due to a warmer winter.


KYW Newsradio (Philadelphia)

Unraveling the mysteries of sleep

Philip Gehrman of the Perelman School of Medicine says that trying harder to sleep and thinking about sleep actually make sleeping harder to achieve.