Sociology Ph.D. candidate Olivia Hu is studying how people choose romantic partners across race lines, and how those relationships affect their understandings of social difference.
A new silicon-photonic (SiPh) chip design from the lab of Nader Engheta, alongside Firooz Aflatouni, uses light waves, the fastest possible means of communication, rather than electricity, to perform mathematical computations.
A new study from Annenberg School for Communication’s Computational Social Science Lab finds that the YouTube recommendation system is less influential on users’ political views than is commonly believed.
Immunotherapy utilizing an FDA-approved drug has enabled Penn researchers to develop a novel switchable bispecific T cell engager that mitigates negative outcomes of immunotherapy.
Through study of the fur and wampum trade between the Lenape and Dutch in the 1600s, fourth-year history Ph.D. candidate Molly Leech is aiming to recenter Indigenous contributions to global trade.
The Crime and Justice Policy Lab has seen encouraging results from its work implementing a Group Violence Reduction Strategy in part of the city.
A new collaborative study with Penn Vet researchers analyzed fecal samples to shed light on how the fatal disease impacts the gut microbiome in deer, providing a promising tool for disease surveillance.
Researchers from Penn’s School of Arts & Sciences are part of a collaboration to develop Hubble’s wide-eyed cousin, the Nancy Grace Roman Space Telescope.
School of Veterinary Medicine and Perelman School of Medicine researchers identified a retinal disease to evaluate the success of gene and cell replacement therapy.
In an effort to understand how to reduce smoking among LGBQT+ young women, Professor Andy Tan and colleagues tested tailored anti-smoking campaigns.
As the country’s life expectancy has risen, the Malawi Longitudinal Study of Families and Health has shifted its current and future research to aging.
The largest-ever study of palliative care shows “default orders” in electronic medical records nearly triples palliative care consultation rates for patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, dementia, or kidney failure.
A collaborative team of researchers led by Michael Mann of the School of Arts & Sciences have found the interplay of natural systems and human-induced climate change are setting the stage for more frequent and severe weather events.
Over a decade, researchers from Penn studied coral species in Hawaii to better understand their adaptability to the effects of climate change.
A new collaborative study offers a better understanding of genes and variants responsible for skin color, providing insights into human evolution and local adaptation.
The decade-long effort reveals findings consistent with standard cosmological models, but open to more complex interpretations.
Collaborative research communities supported by the Environmental Innovations Initiative are addressing issues related to climate action, stewardship of nature, and societal resilience.
New research from Penn Vet sheds light on the immune system’s evolution in cold-blooded species, with the potential to inform human medicine.
Experts at Penn Medicine are researching novel treatments for heart disease, including CRISPR gene editing technology, CAR T technology, and mRNA injections.
Letícia Marteleto, a social demographer new to Penn, does research at the intersection of fertility, Zika, COVID-19, climate conditions, urbanicity, and inequality.
Researchers from Penn have developed a framework for assessing generative AI’s efficacy at deciphering images.
A new study from the Annenberg School for Communication finds that prompting college students to take a step back when they encounter alcohol can reduce how often they drink.
In his new book, science historian Sebastián Gil-Riaño explores the lives of scientists who shaped one of the first international efforts to combat racism—and then got left out of the story.
A new platform to engineer adoptive cell therapies for specific autoimmune diseases has the potential to create therapies for allergies, organ transplants, and more.
New research from Penn Medicine finds that states with tighter restraints on abortion may be tied to higher maternal morbidity and mortality, the effects of which may extend beyond pregnancy.
Between her third and fourth years at the Perelman School of Medicine, Fulbright Scholar Zonía Moore worked out of Hospital Manuel Gea González in Mexico City.
Fifth-year Ph.D. candidate Maja Sidzińska is working to fill a gap in philosophy of science scholarship about what individuality means.
The latest episodes of the Wharton School’s faculty research podcast, ‘Ripple Effect,’ delve into the economics of the U.S. housing market, public policy, the possibility of recession, and the Federal Reserve.
A new study from Penn LDI finds that structural inequities produce significant disparities in community health, and that addressing concentrated disadvantage could meaningfully improve health outcomes.
Researchers at Penn are working on cracking the code behind Major League Baseball’s “Magic Mud.”
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