Health Sciences

Bringing health innovation to life

The Penn Center for Health, Devices and Technology weds health care professionals with visionary ideas and the technological know-how to build innovative medical devices.

Penn Today Staff

Future doctors take to the community

A course developed at the Perelman School of Medicine connects medical students with high-risk patients in Philadelphia through apprenticeships with community health workers.

Penn Today Staff



In the News


The New York Times

Clues to your health are hidden at 6.6 million spots in your DNA

Daniel Rader of the Perelman School of Medicine discussed the availability of genetic screening for early indicators of heart disease.

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Philadelphia Inquirer

New hepatitis C drugs mean diseased organs can be used for transplants

The Perelman School of Medicine’s Peter Reese discussed the possibility of increased rejection in patients who’ve received infected kidneys, saying “we can’t rule it out. It’s possible there’s more immunological injury with hep C infection.”

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Associated Press

Penn Medicine eliminating sugary drinks in facilities

Ralph Muller of Penn Medicine discussed the hospital system’s recent announcement regarding the phasing out of sugary drink sales.

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Philadelphia Inquirer

Hyperbaric oxygen: The mysterious therapy that saved a cancer survivor from radiation side effects

Hyperbaric therapy is controversial, according to Matthew Kelly of HUP, largely because “it’s expensive, and some practitioners overuse it, which gives a black eye to the field.” However, for some patients, the oxygen-rich environment can promote healing and fight infection.

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Philadelphia Inquirer

Cancer ‘drones’ in blood weaken immune system, Penn scientists show

Wei Guo of the School of Arts and Sciences and George Xu of the Perelman School of Medicine discussed their team’s cancer research. “Tumor cells are smarter than we thought,” said Guo.

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