Over the years researchers have made tremendous strides in the understanding and treatment of cancer by searching genomes for links between genetic alterations and disease.
Hoping to encourage sufficient investments by pharmaceutical companies in expensive gene therapies, which often consist of a single treatment, a Penn researcher and the chief medical officer of CVS Health outline an alternative payment model in this month’s issue of Nature Biotechnology.
University of Pennsylvania researchers have made another advance in understanding how the brain detects errors caused by unexpected sensory events. This type of error detection is what allows the brain to learn from its mistakes, which is critical for improving fine motor control.
In a new study from the University of Pennsylvania and National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research, scientists used an innovative technique to study how cells move in a three-dimensional matrix, similar to the structure of certain tissues, such as the skin.
Penn in the news
Dan Rader of the Perelman School of Medicine comments on the Resilience Project.
Ezekiel Emanuel of the Perelman School of Medicine and the Wharton School explains his desired lifespan.
The Perelman School of Medicine’s Sunil Singhal comments on studying how to make tumors glow in order to find cancer.
Timothy Rebbeck of the Perelman School of Medicine comments on the increase in cancers associated with obesity.
Research from the Perelman School of Medicine’s Pooja Mehta and Mark Pauly of the Wharton School is cited.