Mary Naylor of the School of Nursing is cited for studying interventions that were successful at reducing hospital readmissions.
Health & Medicine
The Raymond and Ruth Perelman School of Medicine receives $10 million to research and provide therapy for orphan diseases.
The Raymond and Ruth Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania announces the launching of a first-of-its-kind interdisciplinary center focused on discovering novel treatments for orphan diseases. The Center will bring together, without institutional walls, all necessary approaches to attacking and treating orphan diseases: establishing dedicated research support facilities, translating findings into therapies, fostering targeted grant awards, and educating physicians and researchers.
Duncan Johnstone of the Perelman School of Medicine offers his perspective on why African Americans are more prone to kidney disease and failure.
PHILADELPHIA — Penn researchers have helped develop a nanotech device that combines carbon nanotubes with olfactory receptor proteins, the cell components in the nose that detect odors.
Because olfactory receptors belong to a larger class of proteins that are involved in passing signals through the cell membrane, these devices could have applications beyond odor sensing, such as pharmaceutical research.
Arthur Caplan of the Perelman School of Medicine comments on end-of-life care.