Robert Berkowitz of the School of Medicine speaks about the new USDA guidelines for school lunches.
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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.
President Amy Gutmann, Executive Vice President Craig Carnaroli and Executive Vice President and Chief Scientific Officer of the School of Medicine Glen Gaulton are highlighted for their roles in improving the West Philadelphia area.
George Cotsarellis of the School of Medicine comments on the research he led regarding this new development.