Jason Karlawish of the Perelman School of Medicine says, "The phrase you often hear is that the 'Big A' (Alzheimer's) has replaced the 'Big C' (cancer)" as a major source of fear.”
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Researchers from the Perelman School of Medicine are cited for studying the causes of abnormal bone growth on injured muscles.
Arthur Caplan of the Perelman School of Medicine contributes his views on an attempt to restrict abortion.
Jason Karlawish of the Perelman School of Medicine says, "People understand that the value of a physician visit is not simply to write prescriptions for memory pills but to help a patient and family make sense of memory loss and, as a result, relieve their suffering.”
Therese Richmond of the School of Nursing is cited for her research on predicting post-traumatic stress disorder and depression in injury patients.
A Knowledge@Wharton article written by Maurice Schweitzer of the Wharton School is cited, and Arthur Caplan of the Perelman School of Medicine is quoted.
Researchers at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania have identified a gene for endurance, or more precisely, a negative regulator of it. Not having the gene relates to greater endurance in the knockout mice that were studied. The investigators also showed that the gene is linked to Olympic-level athletes in endurance sports such as swimming compared to athletes in sprint sports such as the 100-meter dash. The study appears online this week in the Journal of Clinical Investigation.
Years after a single traumatic brain injury (TBI), survivors still show changes in their brains. In a new study, researchers from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania suggest that Alzheimer's disease-like neurodegeneration may be initiated or accelerated following a single traumatic brain injury, even in young adults.
New Global Model of Alzheimer’s Risk Suggests a 25 Percent Reduction in Presumed Risk Factors Could Lower Alzheimer’s Cases by 3 Million Worldwide
Susanne Steinberg of the Perelman School of Medicine is cited for her research on Alzheimer’s risk factors.