Muredach Reilly of the School of Medicine is cited for leading a new study that shows having the blood type O might guard against cardiac arrest.
Perelman School of Medicine
Certain Genetic Profiles Increase Risk of Coronary Artery Disease, While Others Increase Risk of Heart Attack
(PHILADELPHIA) – Coronary artery disease (CAD) is the single largest cause of death in adults in the United States. Until recently, the genetic basis of CAD has been largely unknown, with just a few proven genes (typically genes for cholesterol disorders) accounting for very little of the disease in the population.
Robert Berkowitz of the School of Medicine speaks about the new USDA guidelines for school lunches.
Daniel Rader of the School of Medicine comments on what helps prevent heart disease.
(PHILADELPHIA) – The discovery that high levels of high-density lipoprotein (HDL) cholesterol (the “good cholesterol”) is associated with reduced risk of cardiovascular disease has fostered intensive research to modify HDL levels for therapeutic gain. However, recent findings have called into question the notion that pharmacologic increases in HDL cholesterol levels are necessarily beneficial to patients.
PHILADELPHIA – Lou Gehrig’s disease, or amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), and frontotemporal lobar degeneration (FTLD) are characterized by protein clumps in brain and spinal-cord cells that include an RNA-binding protein called TDP-43. This protein is the major building block of the lesions formed by these clumps.
John Trojanowski of the School of Medicine expresses his enthusiasm for President Obama’s signing the National Alzheimer’s Project Act into law.