Epilepsy affects more than 65 million people worldwide. One-third of these patients have seizures that are not controlled by medications. In addition, one-third have brain lesions, the hallmark of the disease, which cannot be located by conventional imaging methods.
Kate Davis and Ravinder Reddy of the Perelman School of Medicine are quoted about a new imaging technique in development to treat epilepsy patients.
Ezekiel Emanuel of the Perelman School of Medicine and the Wharton School comments on physician-assisted death for terminally ill patients and the costs associated for insurers.
More and more, scientists have realized that DNA is not the only way that a parent can pass on traits to their offspring. Events experienced by a parent over a lifetime can also have an impact.
David Dinges of the Perelman School of Medicine expresses his hesitancy in applying a study’s findings about the sleep patterns of preindustrial, hunter-gatherer societies to people in Western society.
Susan Domchek of the Perelman School of Medicine talks about how a regular routine of exercise can help change health outcomes.
Penn Team Maps First Comprehensive Profile of Non-Protein-Coding RNAs to Provide Clinicians with New Way to Diagnose Array of Cancers
Growing insights about a significant, yet poorly understood, part of the genome – the “dark matter of DNA” -- have fundamentally changed the way scientists approach the study of diseases.
Being able to understand speech is essential to our evolution as humans. Hearing lets us perceive the same word even when spoken at different speeds or pitches, and also gives us extra sensitivity to unexpected sounds.