Arthur Caplan of the School of Medicine shares his perspective on a recent decline in organ donors.
Health & Medicine
A new analysis by researchers at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine of recent cardiology clinical practice guidelines has found that more than half of the experts involved in the development of these guidelines reported a conflict of interest (COI).
By combining sophisticated mathematical techniques more commonly used by spies instead of scientists with the power and versatility of functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI), a Penn neurologist has developed a new approach for studying the inner workings of the brain. A hidden pattern is encoded in the seemingly random order of things presented to a human subject, which the brain reveals when observed with fMRI. The research is published in the journal NeuroImage.
Trauma-center research led by Brendan Carr of the School of Medicine is highlighted.
Lynn Schuchter of the School of Medicine comments on a drug treatment that was shown to extend skin-cancer patients’ lives.
Oren Friedman of the School of Medicine is interviewed about why several men are opting for cosmetic surgery.
Robert Vonderheide of the School of Medicine leads a study on treating pancreatic cancer.
Researchers at the University of Pennsylvania’s Abramson Cancer Center have discovered a novel way of treating pancreatic cancer by activating the immune system to destroy the cancer’s scaffolding. The strategy was tested in a small cohort of patients with advanced pancreatic cancer, several of whose tumors shrank substantially. The team believes their findings – and the novel way in which they uncovered them -- could lead to quicker, less expensive cancer drug development.