Stating that sleep is an essential biological process seems as obvious as saying that the sun rises every morning. Yet, researchers' understanding of the molecular mechanisms underlying the effects of sleep loss is still in its earliest stages.
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Penn Medicine Researchers Show Brain Activity Can Predict Increased Fat Intake Following Sleep Deprivation
Experts have warned for years that insufficient sleep can lead to weight gain.
Smartphone Apps Just as Accurate as Wearable Devices for Tracking Physical Activity, According to Penn Researchers
Although wearable devices have received significant attention for their ability to track an individual’s physical activity, most smartphone applications are just as accurate, according to a new research letter in JAMA
Michael Thase of the Perelman School of Medicine shares his concerns about evening light therapy and seasonal affective disorder.
Mitesh Patel of the Perelman School of Medicine comments on researching the accuracy of smartphone fitness applications and wearable fitness trackers
The research of Edward Brodkin from the Perelman School of Medicine is profiled in this article on adult autism.
Doctors treating patients battling both HIV and tuberculosis (TB)—many of whom live in Africa—are faced with the decision when to start those patients on antiretroviral therapy (ART) while they are being treated with antibiotics for active TB disease.