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Penn Team Finds Ovarian Cancer Oncogene in 'Junk DNA'

Over the years researchers have made tremendous strides in the understanding and treatment of cancer by searching genomes for links between genetic alterations and disease.

Penn Researcher and CVS Health Physician Urge New Payment Model for Costly Gene Therapy Treatments

Hoping to encourage sufficient investments by pharmaceutical companies in expensive gene therapies, which often consist of a single treatment, a Penn researcher and the chief medical officer of CVS Health outline an alternative payment model in this month’s issue of Nature Biotechnology.


Penn Research Shows How Brain Can Tell Magnitude of Errors

University of Pennsylvania researchers have made another advance in understanding how the brain detects errors caused by unexpected sensory events. This type of error detection is what allows the brain to learn from its mistakes, which is critical for improving fine motor control.  


Penn-NIH Team Discovers New Type of Cell Movement in 3D Matrix

In a new study from the University of Pennsylvania and National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research, scientists used an innovative technique to study how cells move in a three-dimensional matrix, similar to the structure of certain tissues, such as the skin.

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  • PIK Prof Chris Murray: From Industry to Ivy League

    PIK Prof Chris Murray: From Industry to Ivy League

    For Christopher B. Murray, the promise of major investments in nanoscale science and technology—including a commitment to build what is now the world-class Krishna P.

  • Network Visualization Program fuses Science and Art

    Network Visualization Program Fuses Science and Art

    Science and art are often perceived to be at opposite ends of the academic spectrum. But Danielle Bassett, a 2014  MacArthur Fellow, believes the two disciplines can inform each other in tangible ways.

  • Rehabilitation With the Help of Robots

    Rehabilitation With the Help of Robots

    From automated assembly lines to personalized flying drones, robots are opening up new possibilities in the realms of both work and play.

  • Critical Care Lessons Outside of the Classroom

    Critical Care Lessons Outside of the Classroom

    On July 2, 2014, Penn’s School of Nursing conducted its second annual summer mass casualty emergency simulation exercise in Fagin Hall in the Helene Fuld Pavilion.

  • Veterinarians Will Help the World

    ‘Veterinarians Will Help the World’

    According to Joan Hendricks, dean of Penn’s School of Veterinary Medicine, people go into veterinary medicine for a couple reasons. They love animals, probably first and foremost.

  • Dr. Henry Daniell

    Growing Plants to Save Lives

    Tucked behind old factory buildings on Penn’s South Bank campus stands a gleaming greenhouse. The $2 million structure, completed late last year, is state-of-the-art. Drip irrigation ensures each pot receives just the right amount of water.

  • World Watches Colt Birth on New Bolton Center Foal Cam

    World Watches Colt Birth on New Bolton Center Foal Cam

    With the world watching, mare My Special Girl gave birth to a colt at 9:22 p.m. on Saturday, March 29, at Penn Vet’s New Bolton Center. The grey foal weighed 104 pounds and measured 39.5 inches from crown to tail.

  • Solving Society’s Greatest Energy Challenges

    Solving Society’s Greatest Energy Challenges

    When University sophomore Albert Xiao joined the first class of the Vagelos Integrated Program in Energy Research (VIPER), a dual-degree program in Penn Arts & Sciences and the S…

  • 3D Printing for Veterinary Surgeries

    3D Printing for Veterinary Surgeries

    In PennDesign’s Fabrication Lab, students and faculty use three-dimensional printers to craft geometric forms, architectural models, and other products of the imagination.

  • Improving Lives, Bettering the World

    Improving Lives, Bettering the World

    Penn is an academic powerhouse, with vast potential to create knowledge, connect it across all divides, and use it for the progress of humankind.

Penn in the news

Audio: Crowdsourcing Cures Hidden in Our DNA September 18, 2014 | “Newsworks,” WHYY Radio (Philadelphia)

Dan Rader of the Perelman School of Medicine comments on the Resilience Project.

Why I Hope to Die at 75 September 17, 2014 | The Atlantic

Ezekiel Emanuel of the Perelman School of Medicine and the Wharton School explains his desired lifespan.

Video: Health: Local Doctors Discover New Way to Light Up Hard to Find Cancer September 17, 2014 | CBS3 (Philadelphia)

The Perelman School of Medicine’s Sunil Singhal comments on studying how to make tumors glow in order to find cancer.

Preventing Cancer Through Good Food and Exercise September 16, 2014 | Atlantic

Timothy Rebbeck of the Perelman School of Medicine comments on the increase in cancers associated with obesity.

Risks of Twins, Triplets May Prompt IVF Patients to Opt for Singletons September 16, 2014 | Los Angeles Times

Research from the Perelman School of Medicine’s Pooja Mehta and Mark Pauly of the Wharton School is cited.

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