Health Sciences

The immune health future, today

Breaking the code of the immune system could provide a new fundamental way of understanding, treating, and preventing every type of disease. Penn Medicine is investing in key discoveries about immunity and immune system function, and building infrastructure, to make that bold idea a reality.

Christina Hernandez Sherwood for Penn Medicine Magazine

In the News

Miami Herald

New weight loss drugs carry high price tags and lots of questions for seniors

Mitchell Lazar of the Perelman School of Medicine says that weight loss drugs Ozempic and Wegovy have only been on the market for a few years and require caution.



Scientists find anesthetic kills cancer cells via unique mechanisms

A study led by Robert Lee of the Perelman School of Medicine found that the local anesthetic lidocaine targeted a receptor highly expressed across cancer cells.



The price of love: Three important money tips for caregivers

Mary Naylor of the School of Nursing says that employee benefits are critical for caregiving but that people often don’t even know they exist or avail themselves of them.


Healthcare Dive

Where are all the nurses? Hospitals, advocates disagree on crisis

A study conducted by the School of Nursing’s Center for Health Outcomes and Policy Research finds that nurses who remain at hospitals struggle with rising rates of burnout as they shoulder the workloads of short-staffed units.


Philadelphia Inquirer

Is an Alzheimer’s blood test right for me?

Postdoc Claire Erickson and Emily Largent of the Perelman School of Medicine and the Leonard Davis Institute discuss which people should take an Alzheimer’s blood test.