The Raymond and Ruth Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania announces the launching of a first-of-its-kind interdisciplinary center focused on discovering novel treatments for orphan diseases. The Center will bring together, without institutional walls, all necessary approaches to attacking and treating orphan diseases: establishing dedicated research support facilities, translating findings into therapies, fostering targeted grant awards, and educating physicians and researchers.
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Duncan Johnstone of the Perelman School of Medicine offers his perspective on why African Americans are more prone to kidney disease and failure.
PHILADELPHIA — Penn researchers have helped develop a nanotech device that combines carbon nanotubes with olfactory receptor proteins, the cell components in the nose that detect odors.
Because olfactory receptors belong to a larger class of proteins that are involved in passing signals through the cell membrane, these devices could have applications beyond odor sensing, such as pharmaceutical research.
Arthur Caplan of the Perelman School of Medicine comments on end-of-life care.
Researchers from the Perelman School of Medicine are cited for studying the causes of abnormal bone growth on injured muscles.
Arthur Caplan of the Perelman School of Medicine contributes his views on an attempt to restrict abortion.
Jason Karlawish of the Perelman School of Medicine says, "People understand that the value of a physician visit is not simply to write prescriptions for memory pills but to help a patient and family make sense of memory loss and, as a result, relieve their suffering.”
A Knowledge@Wharton article written by Maurice Schweitzer of the Wharton School is cited, and Arthur Caplan of the Perelman School of Medicine is quoted.