Researchers at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania have identified a gene for endurance, or more precisely, a negative regulator of it. Not having the gene relates to greater endurance in the knockout mice that were studied. The investigators also showed that the gene is linked to Olympic-level athletes in endurance sports such as swimming compared to athletes in sprint sports such as the 100-meter dash. The study appears online this week in the Journal of Clinical Investigation.
Years after a single traumatic brain injury (TBI), survivors still show changes in their brains. In a new study, researchers from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania suggest that Alzheimer's disease-like neurodegeneration may be initiated or accelerated following a single traumatic brain injury, even in young adults.
New Global Model of Alzheimer’s Risk Suggests a 25 Percent Reduction in Presumed Risk Factors Could Lower Alzheimer’s Cases by 3 Million Worldwide
Susanne Steinberg of the Perelman School of Medicine is cited for her research on Alzheimer’s risk factors.
Arthur Caplan of the Perelman School of Medicine contributes his views on scientists being bullied by stem cell clinics.
Arthur Caplan of the Perelman School of Medicine says, “I think the policy about homosexuality [and blood donations] is not grounded in science but remains grounded in bias.”
Ten years ago, the Botswana-UPenn Partnership began as a program training doctors and nurses treating HIV/AIDS patients. Now it also includes research, additional academic opportunities and telemedicine.
PHILADELPHIA — Almost everyone has experienced one memory triggering another, but explanations for that phenomenon have proved elusive. Now, University of Pennsylvania researchers have provided the first neurobiological evidence that memories formed in the same context become linked, the foundation of the theory of episodic memory.