Arthur Caplan of the Perelman School of Medicine comments on information released from studies about lab-made bird flu.
A Penn- and MIT-led team explained how rapamycin, a drug that extends mouse lifespan, also causes insulin resistance. The researchers showed in an animal model that they could, in principle, separate the effects, which depend on inhibiting two protein complexes, mTORC1 and mTORC2, respectively.
The study suggests that molecules that specifically inhibit mTORC1 may combat age-related diseases without the insulin-resistance side effect, which can predispose people to diabetes.
PHILADELPHIA — It’s all there: 14, 000 cubic feet of paper records and 35,000 images, photographs, drawings and prints, tucked away in the University Archives and Records Center and telling stories of more than two-and-a-half centuries at the University of Pennsylvania.
Guardianship of that historical treasure has fallen for more than 20 years to Mark Frazier Lloyd.
Researchers from the Perelman School of Medicine, the Annenberg School for Communication at the University of Pennsylvania, and the University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing, have received a $2 million grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to study novel approaches to preventing chronic diseases in HIV-positive African-American men.
Note for TV and radio: The University of Pennsylvania has a satellite uplink facility with live-shot capability near campus and an on-campus ISDN line.
Dr. Matthew D. McHugh
Assistant Professor of Nursing
University of Pennsylvania