David Pegues of the Perelman School of Medicine emphasizes that a mask is not a substitute for getting the flu shot.
PHILADELPHIA — Independent clinical trials, including one conducted at the Scheie Eye Institute at the Perelman School of Medicine, have reported safety and efficacy for Leber congenital amaurosis (LCA), a congenital form of blindness caused by mutations in a gene (RPE65) required for recycling vitamin A in the retina. Inherited retinal degenerative diseases were previously considered untreatable and incurable.
Charles Branas of the Perelman School of Medicine is quoted about the motive behind scientists researching firearms used in self-defense.
PHILADELPHIA — In the first study to examine discussion of drug side effects on Internet message boards, researchers from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania found that breast cancer survivors taking the commonly prescribed adjuvant therapy known as aromatase inhibitors (AIs) often detailed in these forums troublesome symptoms resulting from the drugs, and they were apt to report discontinuing the treatment or switching to a different drug in the same class.
Penn Study: Transmission of Tangles in Alzheimer's Mice Provides More Authentic Model of Tau Pathology
PHILADELPHIA — Brain diseases associated with the misformed protein tau, including Alzheimer’s disease and frontotemporal lobar degeneration with tau pathologies, are characterized by neurofibrillary tangles (NFTs) comprised of pathological tau filaments. Tau tangles are also found in progressive supranuclear palsy, cortical basal degeneration and other related tauopathies, including chronic traumatic encephalopathy due to repetitive traumatic brain injuries sustained in sports or on the battle field.
James Wilson of the Perelman School of Medicine is highlighted for his healthy lifestyle and helping to improve the lives of those with cystic fibrosis.