All creatures great and small, including fruitflies, need sleep. Researchers have surmised that sleep – in any species -- is necessary for repairing proteins, consolidating memories, and removing wastes from cells. But, really, sleep is still a great mystery.
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Penn Medicine: Regulatory Protein Serves as a Natural Boost for Immune System's Fight Against Infection, Tumors
Substances called adjuvants that enhance the body’s immune response are critical to getting the most out of vaccines. These boosters stimulate the regular production of antibodies -- caused by foreign substances in the body -- toxins, bacteria, foreign blood cells, and the cells of transplanted organs.
Douglas Smith of the Perelman School of Medicine comments on a study about newer football helmets that could decrease concussion risk.
Ellen Freeman of the Perelman School of Medicine is quoted about the importance of individualized treatments for women with menopause.
A team of researchers from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania has found that moderate to severe hot flashes continue, on average, for nearly 5 years after menopause, and more than a third of women experience moderate/severe hot flashes for 10 years or more after menopause.
Xiaowei Xu of the Perelman School of Medicine says, “This is the first time anyone has made scalable amounts of epithelial stem cells that are capable of generating the epithelial component of hair follicles.”
John Gearhart of the Perelman School of Medicine shares his comments on a Japanese study in which scientists have made a new type of stem cell using acid.