Cindy Christian of the Perelman School of Medicine is cited for being a finalist for the Citizen of the Year award.
Penn’s Field Center for Children’s Policy, Practice & Research Works To Change Child Protection Laws
A lot can change in a year.
One year ago, Pennsylvania’s General Assembly established a Task Force on Child Protection to review child-abuse-reporting procedures and laws. In November, the Task Force issued a 400-page report outlining its proposal for revisions to the child abuse-reporting laws in Pennsylvania.
PHILADELPHIA — Calpain, a calcium-regulated enzyme, is essential to a host of cellular processes, but can cause severe problems in its overactivated state. It has been implicated as a factor in muscular dystrophy, AIDS, Alzheimer's disease, multiple sclerosis, and cancer. As such, finding and exploiting calpain inhibitors is an important area of research.
PHILADELPHIA — One of the world's most devastating diseases is malaria, responsible for at least a million deaths annually, despite global efforts to combat it. Researchers from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, working with collaborators from Drexel University, The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, and Johns Hopkins University, have identified a protein in human blood platelets that points to a powerful new weapon against the disease.
PHILADELPHIA – Nearly half of the 700,000 cancer patients who undergo surgical removal of a primary tumor each year suffer a recurrence of their disease at some point, and many of those patients will eventually die from their disease. The traditional view of recurrent tumors is that they are resistant to therapy because they’ve acquired additional genetic mutations that make them more aggressive and impervious to drugs.
PHILADELPHIA — When trying to determine the root cause of a person's dementia, using an MRI can effectively and non-invasively screen patients for Alzheimer's disease or Frontotemporal Lobar Degeneration (FTLD), according to a new study by researchers from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania.
La’Toya Latney’s grandmother has a photo from when Latney was about 5 years old. In it, she is sitting in front of the television, transfixed by a nature program on grizzly bears hunting salmon swimming upstream.
“At that time she said she knew I was going to be a veterinarian, so it’s been a long time coming for me,” says Latney.
Ezekiel Emanuel of the Perelman School of Medicine and the Wharton School is interviewed about his views on how to resolve the issue of health-care spending.
C. Neill Epperson and Delane Casiano of the Perelman School of Medicine comment on the Helen O. Dickens Center for Women’s Health, a Penn Medicine clinic in West Philadelphia.