Katalin Karikó and Drew Weissman are the recipients of the 2023 Nobel Prize in Medicine.

Katalin Karikó and Drew Weissman, Penn’s historic mRNA vaccine research team, win 2023 Nobel Prize in Medicine

The highest honor was bestowed for foundational discoveries that gave the world a vaccine to fight the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Big Ideas

A look at a few of our big picture priorities that improve Penn as we create knowledge to benefit the world.

Visual illstration of a tooth being shielded from bateria.

Combined treatment takes a bite out of tooth decay

A collaborative interdisciplinary team of researchers from Penn Dental, Medicine and Penn Engineering have discovered a game-changing synergy between ferumoxytol and stannous fluoride in treating dental caries.

Signs for and against Ohio's Issue 1 are in a lawn covered in fall leaves in front of a church

Election night takeaways

Political scientist Marc Meredith and PORES director Stephanie Perry, who both worked on NBC’s Decision Desk on Election Night with more than a dozen Penn undergrads, share their thoughts on what Tuesday’s results could mean for 2024.