Arthur Caplan of the Perelman School of Medicine comments on a new theory using extreme hypothermia on trauma patients.
Perelman School of Medicine
PHILADELPHIA - By studying tumor biology at the molecular level, researchers are gaining a deeper understanding of drug resistance - and how to avoid it by designing pediatric cancer treatments tailored to specific mutations in a child’s DNA. In a fruitful collaboration, pediatric oncologists and biochemists are targeting neuroblastoma, an often-deadly childhood cancer of the peripheral nervous system.
PHILADELPHIA - A team of researchers co-led by the University of Pennsylvania has developed and tested a new high-resolution, ultra-thin device capable of recording brain activity from the cortical surface without having to use penetrating electrodes. The device could make possible a whole new generation of brain-computer interfaces for treating neurological and psychiatric illness and research. The work was published in Nature Neuroscience.
Arthur Caplan of the Perelman School of Medicine shares his opinion on the use of adult stem cells.
Nehal Mehta of the Perelman School of Medicine comments on the damaged caused by transient ischemic attacks.
Tales from the Crypt: Penn Study on Gut Cell Regeneration Reconciles Long-Standing Research Controversy
PHILADELPHIA - The lining of the intestine regenerates itself every few days as compared to say red blood cells that turn over every four months. The cells that help to absorb food and liquid that humans consume are constantly being produced. The various cell types that do this come from stem cells that reside deep in the inner recesses of the accordion-like folds of the intestines, called villi and crypts.