University of Pennsylvania

The University of Pennsylvania (Penn) was founded in 1740 by Benjamin Franklin and is the oldest private university in the United States. Today, Penn has nearly 20,000 undergraduate and graduate students. Ben Franklin was influenced by the European model for a multi-discipline approach in higher education. Penn is noted for the Wharton School of Business, Annenberg School for Communication, School of Medicine, School of Veterinary Medicine, School of Design and School of Engineering and Applied Science. Penn is ranked alongside Cal Tech for its selective admissions and quality of undergraduate students.

Address
Office of University Communications, 200 Sansom Place East, Philadelphia, PA 19104-6106.
Website
http://www.upenn.edu/
Wikipedia
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Slower growth in working memory linked to teen driving crashes

Research into why adolescent drivers are involved in motor vehicle crashes, the leading cause of injury and death among 16- to 19-year-olds in the United States, has often focused on driving experience and skills. But a new ...

Inflammatory disorders

The diet-microbiome connection in inflammatory bowel disease

Much remains mysterious about the factors influencing human inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), but one aspect that has emerged as a key contributor is the gut microbiome, the collection of microorganisms dwelling in the intestines.

Health

Experts talk bioethics, healthcare in new book

The United States spends twice as much on health care per person than any other affluent democracy. But that spending has not produced the results that might be expected, noted Penn President Amy Gutmann.

Neuroscience

Using a matching game to study the language of conversations

Picture a set of cards with images of ordinary objects such as a kitchen knife or a red baseball hat arranged in a four-by-four grid. A friend sits across from you behind an opaque screen looking at another set of the exact ...

Medical research

Lung cell transplant boosts healing after the flu in mice

Some cases of the flu are so severe they cause lasting injury to the lungs. New research from the University of Pennsylvania now points to a strategy that may one day offer protection against this damage.

Medical research

Twenty years of CRIC: A cohort study comes of age

For Mark Paviglianiti, it started in 1962 when he was just six years old. While he lay in bed sick for weeks with a fever, doctors from his hometown of Lancaster, Pennsylvania, worked to figure out what was wrong. Eventually, ...

Medical research

Blinking eye-on-a-chip used for disease modeling and drug testing

People who spend eight or more hours a day staring at a computer screen may notice their eyes becoming tired or dry, and, if those conditions are severe enough, they may eventually develop dry eye disease (DED). DED is a ...

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