Research

Penn surgeons make cancer glow green

Penn surgeons make cancer glow green

David Holt (right), a professor of surgery at Penn Vet, led a team of Penn scientists who demonstrated that an injectable dye can make cancerous tumors glow under infrared light. Used during surgery, the technique may reduce the likelihood of local recurrences.

Too much noise is bad for your health

Too much noise is bad for your health

An international review led by Penn Medicine's Mathias Basner recently reported that occupational, environmental, and social noise exposure poses a serious threat to public health—and not strictly in terms of hearing. Noise has been associated with sleep disturbance, cognitive impairment in children, hypertension, and cardiovascular disease.