Almost every biological process involves sensing the presence of a certain chemical. Finely tuned over millions of years of evolution, the body’s different receptors are shaped to accept certain target chemicals.
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A new study led by scientists at the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine has painted a clearer picture of the delicate arms race between the human immune system and a pathogen that seeks to infect and kill human cells.
Penn Medicine Researchers Find Much Stronger Association Between Alcohol Use and Advanced Liver Fibrosis in Patients Compared to Uninfected
Consumption of alcohol has long been associated with an increased risk of advanced liver fibrosis, but a new study published in the May issue of Clinical Infectious Diseases from researchers at Penn Medicine and other institutions shows that association is drastically heightened in people co-
Working memory, the ability to hold information in your mind, think about it and use it to guide behavior, develops through childhood and adolescence and is key for successful performance at school and work. Previous research with young children has documented socioeconomic disparities in performance on tasks of working memory.
Claude Nguyen of the Perelman School of Medicine is featured for developing an application that helps treating stroke patients.
People fear diseases such as Ebola, Marburg, Lassa fever, rabies and HIV for good reason; they have high mortality rates and few, if any, possible treatments. As many as 90 percent of people who contract Ebola, for instance, die of the disease.
Loretta Sweet Jemmott of the School of Nursing talks about her time as a candy striper at the local hospital.