• Video Game Helps Identify Brain Cell

    Video Game Helps Identify Brain Cell

    A research team led by Penn psychology professor Michael Kahana used a video game to help identify a new brain cell involved in navigation.

  • 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.