Adam Cohen, a junior at the University of Pennsylvania, has been awarded a Harry S. Truman Scholarship, a merit-based award for college students who plan to pursue careers in government or in public service, wish to attend graduate or professional school to help prepare for their careers and are U.S. citizens or U.S. nationals.
Donita Brady has been named the seventh Presidential Professor at the University of Pennsylvania, effective July 1. She will be Presidential Assistant Professor of Cancer Biology in Penn’s Perelman School of Medicine.
Members of the Dark Energy Survey have released the first in a series of maps that show the concentration of dark matter in the cosmos.
A new collaborative study describes a way that lung tissue can regenerate after injury. The team found that lung tissue has more dexterity in repairing tissue than once thought.
By Sarah Welsh
Penn Science Café Presents ‘An Introduction to Kirigami: Cutting, Folding and Building With Triangles’
WHO: Randall Kamien
by Sarah Welsh
After a two-year hiatus, the Large Hadron Collider at the European Organization for Nuclear Research, or CERN, is gearing up for its second run. The LHC enabled the 2012 discovery of the Higgs boson, which gives mass to all particles, but the world’s most complicated scientific apparatus is far from finished
By Julie McWilliams
Aspiring journalist Brennan Cusack set off on a solo cross-country trek last summer to get an insider’s look and to research four instances where environmental and economic interests were at odds.
In a study involving more than 31,000 women with cancer-causing mutations in the BRCA1 or BRCA2 genes, researchers at the Basser Center for BRCA, the Abramson Cancer Center, and the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, identified mutations that are associated with significantly different risks of breast and ovarian cancers.
(This is the first in a series of features introducing the inaugural Penn President's Engagement Prize winners.)
As a young student growing up in Tarkwa Breman, a rural village in Ghana, Shadrack Frimpong was surrounded by many bright peers, both male and female. But as the years passed, many of the female students stopped coming to school.
Morris Arboretum of the University of Pennsylvania was one of two museums to win the 2015 Building Museums “Buildy” Award in recognition of its exemplary accomplishment in leading an institution through the challenging process of creating new museum construction.
Why do some people learn a new skill right away, while others only gradually improve? Whatever else may be different about their lives, something must be happening in their brains that captures this variation.
Therapeutic agents intended to reduce dental plaque and prevent tooth decay are often removed by saliva and the act of swallowing before they can take effect. But a team of researchers has developed a way to keep the drugs from being washed away.
Where water and oil meet, a two-dimensional world exists. This interface presents a potentially useful set of properties for chemists and engineers, but getting anything more complex than a soap molecule to stay there and behave predictably remains a challenge.
The University of Pennsylvania is among 28 schools across the United States that will survey its students about sexual misconduct as part of a project sponsored by the Association of American Universities.
The National Endowment for the Humanities has awarded Grant Frame, University of Pennsylvania associate professor of Near Eastern languages and civilizations, a two-year $250,000 grant for his Royal Inscriptions of the Neo-Assyrian Period Project. The award brings to nearly $950,000 the total NEH grants Frame has received for the RINAP Project since 2008.
Odds of Reversing ICU Patients' Prior Preferences to Forgo Life-Sustaining Therapies Vary Widely Across the U.S., according to Penn Study
Intensive care units across the United States vary widely in how they manage the care of patients who have set preexisting limits on life-sustaining therapies, such as authorizing do-not-resuscitate (DNR) orders and prohibiting interventions such as feeding tubes or dialysis, according to new research from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania. Their work is published in the current issue of JAMA Internal Medicine.
HIV Patients Experience Better Kidney Transplant Outcomes than Hepatitis C Patients, According to Penn Study
HIV (human immunodeficiency virus)-positive kidney transplant patients experienced superior outcomes when compared to kidney transplant patients with Hepatitis C and those infected with both HIV and Hepatitis C, according to a study led by researchers at the Perelman School of Medicine at theUniversity of Pennsylvania and published online in Kidney International.