University of Pennsylvania senior Sarah Schulte spends her summer hours in the Puentes de Salud clinic in South Philadelphia, investigating nutrition and exercise trends.
Penn Medicine: Obesity/Mortality Paradox Demonstrates Urgent Need for More Refined Metabolic Measures
Researchers from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania point out that the body mass index (BMI), based on the weight and height, is not an accurate measure of body fat content and does not account for critical factors that contribute to health or mortality, such as fat distribution, proportion of muscle to fat, and the s
Penn: Researchers Agree that Alzheimer's Test Results Could be Released to Research Participants, if Guidance and Counseling in Place
A leading group of Alzheimer's researchers contends that, as biomarkers to detect signals of the disease improve at providing clinically meaningful information, researchers will need guidance on how to constructively disclose test results and track how disclosure impacts both patients and the data collected in research studies.
A rare, small RNA turns a gene-splicing machine into a switch that controls the expression of hundreds of human genes.
Differences in the utilization of intensive care services may be one potential explanation for improved outcomes after major surgery in the U.S.
Cancer metastasis requires tumor cells to acquire properties that allow them to escape from the primary tumor site, travel to a distant place in the body, and form secondary tumors.
Daniel Janzen and Winnie Hallwachs of the School of Arts and Sciences are highlighted for their insect research and collecting in Costa Rica.
When it comes to sleep, Penn Medicine researchers are finding out that some things really are black and white.
Both basic scientists and clinicians have an interest in how the cells of our body move. Cells must be mobile in order for organisms to grow, to heal, to transmit information internally, to mount immune responses and to conduct a host of other activities necessary for survival.