Garret FitzGerald of the Perelman School of Medicine is highlighted has been awarded the 2013 Grand Prix Scientifique.
Since the time of Linnaeus and even before, biologists and naturalists have been keen to organize living things into distinct groups. Now the modern technology of rapid DNA sequencing has revolutionized that categorizing task, providing a window into the relationships among species about which little was once known.
A dye-based imaging technique known as two-photon microscopy can produce pictures of active neural structures in much finer detail than functional magnetic resonance imaging, or fMRI, but it requires powerful and expensive lasers. Now, a research team at the University of Pennsylvania has developed a new kind of dye that could reduce the cost of the technique by several orders of magnitude.
Marissa DeCesaris hopes to make an impact on improving care for the mentally ill.
Edna Foa of the Perelman School of Medicine is cited for researching those suffering from PTSD.
Anne Cappola and Susan Mandel of the Perelman School of Medicine are quoted about testing for thyroid cancer.
Robert Vonderheide, Anil Rustgi, Andrew Rhim and M. Celeste Simon of the Perelman School of Medicine have been awarded grants to study pancreatic cancer.
Increasing the number of hours of sleep adolescents get each night may reduce the prevalence of adolescent obesity, according to a new study by researchers from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania.
A research team including members of the Department of Bioengineering in the University of Pennsylvania School of Engineering and Applied Science has discovered that drug intervention to reduce intercellular signaling between astrocytes following traumatic brain injury reduces cognitive deficits and damage.