John Gearhart and George Costarelis of the Perelman School of Medicine comment on stem cell treatments.
Mark Pauly of the Wharton School is cited for his study of health-care coverage.
PHILADELPHIA — After more than three decades of research, University of Pennsylvania veterinarians and vision-research scientists, with associates at Cornell University, have identified a gene responsible for a blindness-inducing disease that afflicts dogs. In the process, the Penn scientists may have discovered clues about how retinal cells, and perhaps even neurons, can be regenerated.
PHILADELPHIA -- The United States has the highest prevalence of obesity, measured by body mass index, and one of the lowest life expectancies among high-income countries. A new study by researchers at the University of Pennsylvania directly links America’s high obesity rate to the country’s lower longevity ranking compared to other high-income countries.
Joseph Serletti of the Perelman School of Medicine comments on the dangers of cosmetic surgery.
Arthur Caplan of the Perelman School of Medicine shares his commentary about children born with Down syndrome.
PHILADELPHIA —Three labs from the University of Pennsylvania have received $12.5 million from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) as part of its $143.8 million national grant program to challenge the scientific status quo with innovative ideas that have the potential to speed the translation of medical research into improved health for the American public.