Health & Medicine
Larry Gladney of the School of Arts and Sciences and James Cornish of the School of Medicine are featured for their research.
Jon Lindstrom of the School of Medicine is awarded a three-year, $45,000 grant to cultivate a therapy for an autoimmune disease.
Arthur Caplan of the School of Medicine shares his perspective on being upfront with one’s physicians about dying.
Giulio D’Angio of the School of Medicine comments on the achievements of Anna Meadows.
PHILADELPHIA - So-called barrier sites -- the skin, gut, lung – limit the inner body’s exposure to allergens, pollutants, viruses, bacteria, and parasites. Understanding how the immune system works in these external surfaces has implications for understanding such inflammatory diseases as asthma, psoriasis, IBD, and food allergies, all of which occur at the body’s barriers.
PHILADELPHIA – A simple test performed at the sideline of sporting events can accurately detect concussions in athletes, according to study by researchers at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. Current sideline tests can leave a wide amount a brain function untested following concussion. Penn researchers showed that this method adds to current methods and accurately and reliably identified athletes with head trauma. The study appears online now in Neurology.