Amy Witkoski Stimpfel of the School of Nursing is quoted about a nurse-burnout study.
Penn Study: Targeting Downstream Proteins in Cancer-Causing Pathway Shows Promise in Cell, Animal Model
PHILADELPHIA — The cancer-causing form of the gene Myc alters the metabolism of mitochondria, the cell’s powerhouse, making it dependent on the amino acid glutamine for survival. In fact, 40 percent of all “hard-to-treat” cancers have a mutation in the Myc gene.
Accordingly, depriving cells of glutamine selectively induces programmed cell death in cells overexpressing mutant Myc.
PHILADELPHIA -- One million American school children are homeless each year, and many more are thought to move frequently. A researcher from the University of Pennsylvania’s School of Social Policy & Practice is the lead author on a new longitudinal study linking homelessness and frequent moving with children’s achievement.
PHILADELPHIA — When a virus such as influenza invades our bodies, interferon proteins are among the first immune molecules produced to fight off the attack. Interferon can also play a role in suppressing tumor growth and the effects of autoimmune diseases, and doctors may use an artificial form of interferon to treat patients with certain cancers or multiple sclerosis. But even this approach sometimes fails when patients’ bodies reject the foreign interferon or growing resistant to its effects.
Marina Cuchel and Daniel Rader of the Perelman School of Medicine are quoted about helping develop a treatment for rare heart conditions.
Matthew Bidwell of the Wharton School is cited for his collaborative paper “Do Women Choose Different Jobs From Men? Mechanics of Application Segregation in the Market for Managerial Workers.”
Looking at the Big Picture: Penn Researcher Receives Grant to Study Success at Minority-serving Institutions
Panoramic images enable one to see everything in one complete picture, providing a better understanding of the entire setting.
And when looking at the landscape of higher education and student success, the viewer has to be able to see more than just a snapshot of public and private schools.
PHILADELPHIA — To a room full of academics and Ph.D. students in the notoriously polluted city of Beijing, the University of Pennsylvania’s Iliana Sepúlveda presented ideas for increasing the use of energy-efficient technology that may one day help lessen the burden of fossil-fuel combustion in that city, as well as many others across the globe.
PHILADELPHIA — An international effort led by researchers at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania has resulted in positive phase 3 clinical trial results for a new medicine to treat patients suffering from a rare and deadly cholesterol disorder.