Over the last few decades researchers have characterized a set of clock genes that drive daily rhythms of physiology and behavior in all types of species, from flies to humans. Over 15 mammalian clock proteins have been identified, but researchers surmise there are more.
Health & Medicine
Michael Grandner of the Perelman School of Medicine discusses sleep research and “really looking into seeing how sleep fits alongside other aspects of health like diet, exercise.”
Radiation Oncologists at Penn's Abramson Cancer Center Say Model Will Preserve Access to Technology and Propel Research
Proton therapy is in the proverbial chicken or the egg scenario. Companies are pulling back on reimbursements to treat some cancers—notably prostate, breast and lung—because of the added expense and limited evidence to back it up.
Penn Study Clarifies Action of Potential New Class of Pain Relievers that May Benefit, not Hurt, the Heart
Nonsteroidal antinflamatory drugs (NSAIDs) that block an enzyme called COX-2 relieve pain and inflammation but can cause heart attacks, stroke, heart failure, and even sudden cardiac death. This has prompted a decade-plus search for safer, but still effective, alternatives to these commonly prescribed, pain-relieving drugs.
Sarah Tishkoff of the Perelman School of Medicine and the School of Arts and Sciences is quoted about a study on what fundamentally distinguishes present-day humans from Neanderthals.
Zachary Meisel of the Perelman School of Medicine and Austin Kilaru, a recent graduate of the school, are highlighted for researching “narrative medicine.”
Mom always said you need your sleep, and it turns out, she was right.
Neha Vapiwala of the Perelman School of Medicine is featured for researching the impact of shared decision-making.