• 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.

  • Penn Vet’s Working Dogs Get Schooled

    Penn Vet’s Working Dogs Get Schooled

    It’s been three months since the Penn Vet Working Dog Center welcomed its inaugural class of puppies, seven rambunctious balls of energy destined to become highly trained detection dogs performing jobs that range from police and rescue work, to bomb and drug detection.