Penn Scientists Describe the Function of an Enzyme Critical to Male Fertility

In a study published in the journal Genes and Development, University of Pennsylvania researchers have filled in details of how an enzyme, through interactions with a network of nearly two dozen other genes, protects the integrity of the germ line by giving rise to a class of RNA molecules that are essential to sperm development.



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Audio: Gene Therapy’s Potential Pricing Problem March 4, 2015 | “Newsworks,” WHYY Radio (Philadelphia)

James Wilson of the Perelman School of Medicine comments on gene therapy treatment prices and policies.

Bump Up the Incline: High-intensity Workouts May Fight Diabetes March 2, 2015 | Today.com

Raza Ahmad of the Perelman School of Medicine is mentioned for studying the health benefits of intense workouts.

Study Questions Close Monitoring of Thyroid Growths March 3, 2015 | HealthDay

Anne Cappola of the Perelman School of Medicine comments on monitoring thyroid growths.

FDA Warns About Testosterone for ‘Low T’ March 4, 2015 | Philadelphia Inquirer

Peter Snyder of the Perelman School of Medicine discusses the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s suggestions for makers of prescription testosterone products.

5 Ways Your Sleep Affects What You Eat March 3, 2015 | Huffington Post

A study from the Perelman School of Medicine about poor sleeping patterns can lead to increased cravings for fatty foods is cited.

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