• A Killer's Brain: Scans Look for Clues to Violence

    A Killer's Brain: Scans Look for Clues to Violence

    Adrian Raine is putting together a puzzle. One of the puzzle’s key pieces is central to the nature versus nurture debate about the human experience: What makes people do bad things? Are violent criminals born, or are they made?

  • Match Day 2013

    Match Day 2013

    Each year in March, medical students across the nation participate in a half-century-old tradition that brings tears of joy or sadness to those involved: Match Day.

  • A “Passport” for the Immune System

    A “Passport” for the Immune System

    The body’s innate immune system is its first line of defense against invaders. A disease-causing bacterium or a piece of wood from a splinter are treated the same: Cellular agents of the immune system identify these objects as foreign and try to destroy them.

  • Nanotech Center Continues to Grow

    Nanotech Center Continues to Grow

    Construction on the $91.5 million Krishna P. Singh Center for Nanotechnology on the 3200 block of Walnut Street is proceeding on time and on budget.

  • Looking For Early Signs of Autism

    Looking For Early Signs of Autism

    For the past five years, under the helm of Sarah Paterson, research assistant professor at Penn’s Perelman School of Medicine, and Robert Schultz, director of the Center for Autism Research at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, researchers have been looking for early signs of autism in very young children with older siblings diagnosed with the condition.