Research led by Caryn Lerman of the Perelman School of Medicine is highlighted.
Perelman School of Medicine
Babies are born with the ability to digest lactose, the sugar found in milk, but most humans lose this ability after infancy because of declining levels of the lactose-digesting enzyme lactase.
Nicotine Withdrawal Weakens Brain Connections Tied to Self-Control Over Cigarette Cravings, Penn Study Finds
People who try to quit smoking often say that kicking the habit makes the voice inside telling them to light up even louder, but why people succumb to those cravings so often has never been fully understood. Now, a new brain imaging study in this week’s JAMA Psychiatry from scientists in Penn Medicine and the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) Intramural Research Pro
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.”