(This is the third in a series about University of Pennsylvania students who took their arguments in support of federal student financial aid to Washington this summer in a project organized by the Office of Student Registration and Financial Services. Other profiles feature students
Health & Medicine
A Bad Alliance: Rare Immune Cells Promote Food-Induced Allergic Inflammation in the Esophagus, Finds Penn Study
Food is an integral part of life; but, for some, it can be harmful. Allergic inflammation caused by inappropriate immune responses to some types of food has become a major public health issue. Over the past ten years, the prevalence of food allergies has increased by nearly 20 percent, affecting an estimated six million people in the U.S.
The evolution of adaptations for life on land have long puzzled biologists – are feathers descendents of dinosaur scales, how did arms and legs evolve from fins, and from what ancient fish organ did the lung evolve?
The “Best Friends Bash” is highlighted and John Lewis of the School of Veterinary Medicine comments on craniofacial surgeries.
Timothy Rebbeck of the Perelman School of Medicine talks about the rate of brain cancers in former Philadelphia Phillies.
Stanley Plotkin of the Perelman School of Medicine comments on a vaccine to protect against Lyme disease.
The trajectory of amyloid plaque buildup—clumps of abnormal proteins in the brain linked to Alzheimer’s disease—may serve as a more powerful biomarker for early detection of cognitive decline rather than using the total amount to gauge risk, researchers from Penn Medicine’s Department of Radiology suggest in a new study published online