Brian Litt of the Perelman School of Medicine discusses research he led about developing a microelectronic device to help map brain activity.
Perelman School of Medicine
PHILADELPHIA - By studying tumor biology at the molecular level, researchers are gaining a deeper understanding of drug resistance - and how to avoid it by designing pediatric cancer treatments tailored to specific mutations in a child’s DNA. In a fruitful collaboration, pediatric oncologists and biochemists are targeting neuroblastoma, an often-deadly childhood cancer of the peripheral nervous system.
PHILADELPHIA - A team of researchers co-led by the University of Pennsylvania has developed and tested a new high-resolution, ultra-thin device capable of recording brain activity from the cortical surface without having to use penetrating electrodes. The device could make possible a whole new generation of brain-computer interfaces for treating neurological and psychiatric illness and research. The work was published in Nature Neuroscience.
Arthur Caplan of the Perelman School of Medicine shares his opinion on the use of adult stem cells.
Nehal Mehta of the Perelman School of Medicine comments on the damaged caused by transient ischemic attacks.