At the University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine, Henry Daniell and colleagues produced an effective, low-cost drug that promotes tolerance to clotting factors, which could be taken by hemophilia patients, using freeze-dried lettuce leaves.
A new study led by University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine researchers demonstrates that a protein called Del-1, can inhibit bone loss associated with periodontitis. They also found the protein curbs the activity of osteoclasts, cells that absorb bone tissue, leading to a mechanistic explanation of how Del-1 can prevent periodontal bone loss.
Penn, University of California and Army Research Lab Show How Brain’s Wiring Leads to Cognitive Control
How does the brain determine which direction to let its thoughts fly? Looking for the mechanisms behind cognitive control of thought, researchers at the University of Pennsylvania, University of California and United States Army Research Laboratory have used brain scans to shed new light on this question.
Working in collaboration with Japanese scientists, researchers at the University of Pennsylvania have for the first time found a form of CSNB in dogs. Their discovery and subsequent hunt for the genetic mutation responsible may one day allow for the development of gene therapy to correct the dysfunction in people as well as dogs.
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Gary Wu and Frederic Bushman of the Perelman School of Medicine and Tracy Bale of the School of Veterinary Medicine join a discussion about understanding the microbiome.
Albert Maguire of the Perelman School of Medicine is quoted about gene therapy used to improve eyesight.
Susan Domchek of the Perelman School of Medicine comments on lifestyle factors that can help prevent cancer.
Namni Goel of the Perelman School of Medicine talks about how naps are helpful in staying productive after the midday slump.
Sarah Mathews of the Perelman School of Medicine comments on a study that could raise patients’ awareness about herbal supplements and medications not regulated by the FDA that are said to help treat menopausal hot flashes.