Like the hairs they resemble, cilia come in all lengths, from short to long. But unlike the hair on our heads, the length of sensory cilia on nerve cells in our noses is of far more than merely cosmetic significance.
Perelman School of Medicine
Blood Cancers Develop When Immune Cell DNA Editing Enzyme Hits Off-target Spots in the Genome, Penn Animal Study Finds
Sometimes when the immune system makes small mistakes, the body amplifies its response in a big way: Editing errors in the DNA of developing T and B cells can cause blood cancers.
Penn Researchers Report Sustained Remission After Treatment with Investigational Personalized Cellular Therapy In Patient with Multiple Myeloma
A multiple myeloma patient whose cancer had stopped responding after nine different treatment regimens experienced a complete remission after receiving an investigational personalized cellular therapy known as CTL019 developed by a team at the University of Pennsylvania.
Samuel Jacobson of the Perelman School of Medicine describes how gene therapy treatment for blindness works.
David Irwin of the Perelman School of Medicine says, “There remains no definitive evidence that clinical manifestations of Alzheimer’s can be transmitted between humans.”
Susan Domchek of the Perelman School of Medicine comments on how results from a breast cancer study might be skewed by the sampling process.