A new study in a mutant fruitfly called sleepless (sss) confirmed that the enzyme GABA transaminase, which is the target of some epilepsy drugs, contributes to sleep loss.
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Penn Medicine Researchers Present Findings on New Interventions for Treatment Resistant Hypertension, Atherosclerosis
Penn Medicine experts presented research findings that could come to define new standards of cardiovascular care, including findings on the efficacy of novel interventions for treatment resistant hypertension and atherosclerosis, at the 2014 American College of Cardiology Scientific Session, ACC.14.
Noel Williams of the Perelman School of Medicine shares his thoughts on performing obesity surgeries to help treat diabetes.
Media Contact:Jessica Mikulski | firstname.lastname@example.org | 215-349-8369March 31, 2014
Combatting the tissue degrading enzymes that cause lasting damage following a heart attack is tricky. Each patient responds to a heart attack differently and damage can vary from one part of the heart muscle to another, but existing treatments can’t be fine-tuned to deal with this variation.
David Goldberg of the Perelman School of Medicine says, “Veterans who live close to a transplant center might be more likely to go home after their discharge from the hospital and not have to relocate.”
PHILADELPHIA — Veterans with liver disease who live more than 100 miles from a Veterans Administration hospital that offers liver transplants are only half as likely to be placed on the liver transplant waitlist to receive a new organ compared to veterans who live closer to transplant centers, according to a new study from the Perelman School of Medicine of th
Media Contact:Evan Lerner | email@example.com | 215-573-6604March 20, 2014
Using a University of Pennsylvania-designed device to noninvasively and continuously monitor cerebral blood flow (CBF) in acute stroke patients, researchers from Penn Medicine and the Department of Physics & Astronomy in Penn Arts and Sciences are now learning how head of
Sigrid Veasey of the Perelman School of Medicine comments on how long-term sleep deprivation can lead to brain damage.
Most people appreciate that not getting enough sleep impairs cognitive performance. For the chronically sleep-deprived such as shift workers, students, or truckers, a common strategy is simply to catch up on missed slumber on the weekends. According to common wisdom, catch up sleep repays one's "sleep debt," with no lasting effects.
Sigrid Veasey of the Perelman School of Medicine says, “We now have evidence that sleep loss can lead to irreversible injury.”