Jonathan Moreno of the Perelman School of Medicine and the School of Arts and Sciences blogs about the Republican Party.
David Casarett of the Perlman School of Medicine is quoted about a study focused on the significance of end-of-life discussions on treatment strategies.
Gerard Schellenberg of the Perelman School of Medicine comments on a study tied to an Alzheimer’s gene.
Penn Study: Targeting Downstream Proteins in Cancer-Causing Pathway Shows Promise in Cell, Animal Model
PHILADELPHIA — The cancer-causing form of the gene Myc alters the metabolism of mitochondria, the cell’s powerhouse, making it dependent on the amino acid glutamine for survival. In fact, 40 percent of all “hard-to-treat” cancers have a mutation in the Myc gene.
Accordingly, depriving cells of glutamine selectively induces programmed cell death in cells overexpressing mutant Myc.
Daniel Polsky of Penn’s Leonard Davis Institute of Health Economics discusses health-care reform.
Raina Merchant of the Perelman School of Medicine and Jennifer Yuan of Information Systems and Computing comment on accessing automated external defibrillators.
Jonathan Moreno of the Perelman School of Medicine and the School of Arts and Sciences is cited for his book Mind Wars.
Richard Assoian of the Perelman School of Medicine is cited for a study of cardiovascular treatment.