PHILADELPHIA — Flax has been part of human history for well over 30,000 years, used for weaving cloth, feeding people and animals, and even making paint. Now, researchers from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania have discovered that it might have a new use for the 21st century: protecting healthy tissues and organs from the harmful effects of radiation.
Arthur Caplan of the Perelman School of Medicine comments on ethical issues that can arise from surrogacy.
Philadelphia — In the latest issue of Nature, researchers at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania clarify the role of two proteins key to T-cell development. They found that one well-known protein called Notch passes off much of its role during T-cell maturation to another protein called TCF-1.
Aaron Beck of the Perelman School of Medicine is highlighted for his life’s work.
PHILADELPHIA -- Ezekiel J. Emanuel, a globally renowned bioethicist, will join the faculty of the University of Pennsylvania as the 13th Penn Integrates Knowledge University Professor, beginning Sept. 1.
The announcement was made by Penn President Amy Gutmann and Provost Vincent Price.