PHILADELPHIA — A sideline visual test effectively detected concussions in collegiate athletes, according to a team of researchers from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania. Concussed athletes scored an average of 5.9 seconds slower (worse) than the best baseline scores in healthy controls on the timed test, in which athletes read a series of numbers on cards and are scored on time and accuracy.
Perelman School of Medicine
President Amy Gutmann, as chair of the Presidential Commission for the Study of Bioethical Issues, comments on compensation aspects of a U.S. syphilis study in Guatemala; Ezekiel Emanuel of the Perelman School of Medicine and the Wharton School is also quoted.
Frederic Bushman of the Perelman School of Medicine comments on how diet affects virus populations.
Daniel Rader of the Perelman School of Medicine comments on a new drug used to handle cholesterol.
Zachary Meisel of the Perelman School of Medicine discusses the effect of the day of the week on medical care.
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Debra Schilling Wolfe
Executive Director, Field Center for Children’s Policy, Practice & Research
University of Pennsylvania