Peripheral nerve injury (PNI) is a common consequence of traumatic injuries, wounds caused by an external force or an act of violence, such as a car accident, gun shot or even surgery. In those injuries that require surgical reconstruction, outcomes can result in partial or complete loss of nerve function and a reduced quality of life. But, researchers at Penn Medicine have demonstrated a novel way to regenerate long-distance nerve connections in animal models using tissue-engineered nerve grafts (TENGs).
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Meredith Tamminga of the School of Arts & Sciences discusses her work in understanding variations in language, spec
The Penn Center for Innovation, the University of Pennsylvania’s commercialization organization, announced today that it has been awarded a three-year grant from the National Science Foundation to establish an I-Corps Site to support translation of research areas into the marketplace by providing educational programming, financial support and strategic guidance.
Frances Jensen of the Perelman School of Medicine discusses brain development and why teens have difficulty controlling
Michael Grandner of the Perelman School of Medicine discusses sleeping habits such as snoring.
Douglas Smith of the Perelman School of Medicine comments on the effect head injuries can have on younger kids’ brains.
Women in their late thirties and forties who have trouble sleeping are more than three times more likely to suffer sleep problems during menopause than women who have an easier time getting shut-eye, according to a new study by researchers from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania.