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Penn team treats high blood pressure with plants

Penn team treats high blood pressure with plants

Research led by Henry Daniell, director of translational research and a professor of biochemistry and pathology at Penn Dental, use his plant-based drug delivery system to help regulate blood pressure in rats with a form of pulmonary hypertension. The study offers a large cost advantage over injectable drugs treatments.

Penn community to plant campus orchard at Penn Park

Penn community to plant campus orchard at Penn Park

On Thursday, Oct. 23, Facilities & Real Estate Services will bring together Penn students, staff, faculty, and friends to plant a campus orchard on the southernmost edge of Penn Park. The orchard will consist of a 200-by-20-foot space filled with 26 fruit trees and berry bushes, including fig, apple, sweet cherry, peach, plum, pear, and highbush blueberry.