Physicians and others now recognize that seemingly mild, concussion-type head injuries lead to long-term cognitive impairments surprisingly often.
Health & Medicine
Mariell Jessup of the Perelman School of Medicine comments on heart disease patients that are living with a left ventricular assist device.
Four faculty members at the University of Pennsylvania have been named Fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. They are among a class of 347 researchers that have been awarded this honor by AAAS because of their scientifically or socially distinguished efforts to advance science or its applications.
RNA, once thought to be a mere middleman between DNA and protein, is now recognized as the stage at which a host of regulatory processes can act to allow for flexibility in gene expression and thus the functions of cells and tissues.
Swimming in a pool of syrup would be difficult for most people, but for bacteria like E. coli, it’s easier than swimming in water. Scientists have known for decades that these cells move faster and farther in viscoelastic fluids, such as the saliva, mucus, and other bodily fluids they are likely to call home, but didn’t understand why.
By Niharika Gupta
Media Contact:Stephen Graff | Stephen.Graff@uphs.upenn.edu | 215-349-5653November 10, 2015
The University of Pennsylvania is taking part in the newly established National Science Foundation Northeast Big Data Innovation Hub.