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A team led by James Hoxie of Penn Medicine has developed genetically engineered T cells with a "fusion inhibitor" to battle the spread of a wide range of HIV viruses.

Genetically Engineered T Cells Render HIV's Harpoon Powerless

Penn Arts & Sciences' Iourii Manovskii helped bring to Philly a Federal Statistical Research Data Center, offering confidential U.S. government data to qualifying researchers.

New federal center gives Penn researchers access to exclusive, high quality government data | Penn Current

The Washington Post highlights the work of Penn Vet's Nicola Mason in the field of comparative oncology, in which canine cancer therapies are adapted to help humans.

New tricks in canine cancer research may improve treatments for humans, too

A study led by Penn Engineering's John Crocker and Daeyeon Lee and Penn Arts & Sciences' So-Jung Park and postdoc Tae Soup Shim demonstrated nano "muscles" powered by DNA.

Penn Engineers and Chemists Make Nanoscale ‘Muscles’ Powered by DNA

While working at the FTC’s Consumer Protection Bureau, junior Dylan Reim of Princeton, N.J., got a close look at the operation of payday-loan and debt-buying operations.

Predator and Prey: Predatory Lending and the Debt-Buying Industry

Congratulations to Penn Provost Vincent Price, who has been selected as Duke University's 10th president! We'll miss you, but Duke has made a great choice.

Penn Provost Vincent Price to Become Duke’s Next President

Neha Vapiwala of Penn Medicine and Karen Glanz of Med and Penn Nursing are battling “cultural myths and societal misperceptions” about prostate cancer to destigmatize the disease.

Innovative Penn program aims to combat stigma associated with prostate cancer | Penn Current

Penn Arts & Sciences' Julia Wilker teaches her students about historically marginalized groups by examining ancient texts and understanding how stereotypes may inform biases.

Classical studies professor gives voice to the voiceless in ancient texts | Penn Current

Penn is the first Ivy institution to host an espnW Campus Conversation where panelists provided advice about the transition to professional life after college and sports.

Penn Is First Ivy Institution To Host espnW Campus Conversation | PENN Quakers News

In a Washington Post op-ed, Robert Kurzban of Penn Arts & Sciences writes that supporters of both candidates likely matched their votes to “a range of rational, competing interests.”

No, Trump voters were not irrational

Mike McCurdy of Bethesda, Md., sprint football senior captain and quarterback, was unanimously named Player of the Year after a 7-0 Red and Blue season.

McCurdy Named MVP, 20 From Sprint Football Named All-CSFL | PENN Quakers News

Penn Law's Cary Coglianese writes that despite the angst that some Americans felt during the election, "government performs much better than it gets credit for."

Is Government Truly Broken?

Social Policy & Practice’s Susan Sorenson approaches domestic violence and gun research with a public health perspective, one she brings to the classroom, too.

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Studying Guns and Domestic Violence from a Public Health Perspective

A model published by Abraham Nitzan and postdoc Galen Craven of Arts & Sciences showed a novel way that heat moves at the atomic level: via electron transfer.

Penn Researchers Uncover a New Way Heat Travels Between Molecules

David L. Cohen, Chair of the University of Pennsylvania Board of Trustees, today announced that the University has agreed to extend the contract of President Amy Gutmann for an additional three years to June 30, 2022. The extension will make Gutmann the longest-serving President in Penn’s history.

University of Pennsylvania Trustees Extend President Amy Gutmann’s Contract to 2022

When drawing conclusions from tweets, people often judge using stereotypes, found Penn Arts & Sciences' Daniel Preotiuc-Pietro and Jordan Carpenter, now at Duke.

Penn Psychologists Tap Big Data, Twitter to Analyze Accuracy of Stereotypes

Students Nathan Little, Adwoa Konadu Perbi and Amaka Cypriana Uzoh were among many who participated in The Wharton School's MBA International Week 2016.

MBA International Week Celebrates the Cultural Differences that Enrich the Wharton Community - MBA Program

The University contributed to the restoration of the marble tablet marking Penn founder Ben Franklin’s burial site, after it was damaged by pennies being tossed on it for luck.

Penn Contributes to Restoration of Founder Ben Franklin’s Grave Marker

The Tobacco-Free Campus Initiative and Penn Medicine's Frank Leone, who works in the Comprehensive Smoking Treatment Program, are looking to shift attitudes about cigarettes.

Penn receives grant to continue tobacco-free campus initiatives | Penn Current

Jennifer McGuire of Penn Medicine and Children's Hospital of Philadelphia is interested in examining the effects of HIV on the brain of young adults, who are in a very active stage of cognitive development

In a Teenager’s Brain, HIV Infection Could Cause Unique Damage | Bench to Bedside