Kathryn Schmitz of the School of Medicine discusses the benefits of resistance training.
Perelman School of Medicine
University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine researchers have described a previously unknown biological mechanism in cells that prevents them from cannibalizing themselves for fuel. The mechanism involves the fuel used by cells under normal conditions and relies on an ongoing transfer of calcium between two cell components via an ion channel. Without this transfer, cells start consuming themselves as a way of to get enough energy.
Charles O'Brien of the School of Medicine discusses the benefit of HIV treatment among drug users.
Arthur Caplan of the School of Medicine authors a piece on genetic testing.
Sarah Tishkoff of the School of Medicine and the School of Arts and Sciences discusses “Jekyll-and-Hyde genetic variations."