More and more, scientists have realized that DNA is not the only way that a parent can pass on traits to their offspring. Events experienced by a parent over a lifetime can also have an impact.
Perelman School of Medicine
David Dinges of the Perelman School of Medicine expresses his hesitancy in applying a study’s findings about the sleep patterns of preindustrial, hunter-gatherer societies to people in Western society.
Susan Domchek of the Perelman School of Medicine talks about how a regular routine of exercise can help change health outcomes.
Turncoat Protein Regulates Sensitivity of Breast Cancer Cells to Drug, Providing New Target for Preventing Relapses, Finds Penn Study
Penn Team Maps First Comprehensive Profile of Non-Protein-Coding RNAs to Provide Clinicians with New Way to Diagnose Array of Cancers
Growing insights about a significant, yet poorly understood, part of the genome – the “dark matter of DNA” -- have fundamentally changed the way scientists approach the study of diseases.
Being able to understand speech is essential to our evolution as humans. Hearing lets us perceive the same word even when spoken at different speeds or pitches, and also gives us extra sensitivity to unexpected sounds.
Charlene Wong of the Perelman School of Medicine says, “With the rise of narrow networks, it is increasingly important for consumers to have provider-lookup tools so they can see which plans included their preferred doctors and hospitals.”
Erin Aakhus of the Perelman School of Medicine pens an op-ed about ethical conflicts in patient treatment.
Gary Wu and Frederic Bushman of the Perelman School of Medicine and Tracy Bale of the School of Veterinary Medicine join a discussion about understanding the microbiome.