Big Ideas

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

microscopic image of an immune cell labeled purple against a gray background


A new understanding of how mechanical features of bone marrow affect resident immune cells in a fibrotic cancer points to future therapeutic strategies for cancers and fibrotic diseases.

Graphic shows how nanoparticle-based microrobots can remove dental plaque from teeth with their motion and the activity of hydrogen peroxide (H2O2) to kill microbes


在概念验证研究中, researchers from the School of Dental Medicine and School of Engineering and Applied Science shows that a hands-free system could effectively automate the treatment and removal of tooth-decay-causing bacteria and dental plaque.

One person holds a framed image of Vladimir Lenin and another holds one of Josef Stalin as others wave red flags behind them in Moscow's Revolution Square.


Experts from across Penn share their thoughts on the 100th anniversary of the establishment of the Soviet Union.

Protesters carrying Iranian flags walk through the National Mall in Washington, D.C., which is dotted with black and white photos of Iranians allegedly killed by their government.


这本及时的论文卷由希瑟J. 夏基和杰弗里·格林探讨了理论, historical, 以及宗教自由的法律观点, 同时审视它作为一种体验的意义, value, and right.



比较雄性和雌性小鼠的肺细胞, School of Veterinary Medicine scientists found gene expression differences that may explain why older males are at a higher risk than females for worse outcomes from COVID-19 and similar diseases.



After a bout of severe respiratory disease, some patients never fully recover. New research from the School of Veterinary Medicine identifies a factor responsible for inappropriate tissue regrowth after infection, 指向一个可能的治疗靶点.