Allan Pack of the School of Medicine is interviewed about sleep deprivation.
Perelman School of Medicine
New research on how tuberculosis (TB) bacteria develop multi-drug tolerance points to ways TB infections might be cured more quickly. The study was published online last week in Cell. The results identify both a mechanism and a potential therapy for drug tolerance that is induced in the TB bacteria by the host cells they infect. Currently, TB treatment requires a complex, long-term curative regimen of at least six months.
WHO & WHAT: An interdisciplinary conference featuring leading scholars in disability studies whose research includes civic fitness, technology designed to assist people with disabilities, history, politics and education.
Arthur Caplan of the School of Medicine shares his opinion on neuroscience playing a key role in the courtroom.
James Kirkpatrick of the School of Medicine discusses how having a positive outlook could improve survival chances.
PHILADELPHIA - The gene for the protein p53 is the most frequently mutated in human cancer. It encodes a tumor suppressor, and traditionally researchers have assumed that it acts primarily as a regulator of how genes are made into proteins. Now, researchers at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine show that the protein has at least one other biochemical activity: controlling the metabolism of the sugar glucose, one of body's main sources of fuel.