Frank Leone of the Perelman School of Medicine co-authors an article about regulating e-cigarettes.
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Michael Ashburn of the Perelman School of Medicine suggests that more physician training is needed on how to properly use medication to treat pain.
Ezekiel Emanuel of the Perelman School of Medicine and the Wharton School discusses the quality of the Affordable Care Act.
In 2010, scientists in Italy reported that a woman and her daughter showed a puzzling array of disabilities, including epilepsy and cleft palate. The mother had previously lost a 15-day-old son to respiratory failure, and the research team noted that the mother and daughter were missing a large chunk of DNA on their X chromosome.
Jason Karlawish of the Perelman School of Medicine says, “Knowing their risk of developing cognitive impairment is very relevant to making plans around retirement and where they live.”
Destruction of insulin-producing beta cells in the pancreas is at the heart of type 1 and type 2 diabetes. “We are looking for ways to make new beta cells for these patients to one day replace daily insulin injections,” says Ben Stanger, MD, PhD, assistant professor of Medicine in the Division of Gastroenterology, Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania.
Philip Gehrman of the Perelman School of Medicine explains the stages and the body changes that take place during sleep.
Three longtime allies have joined forces to create the new Penn Medicine/CHOP Friedreich’s Ataxia Center of Excellence. The establishment of the center was catalyzed by a $3.25 million gift from the Friedreich’s Ataxia Research Alliance (FARA), in partnership with the Hamilton and Finneran families.