Mark Pauly of the Wharton School comments on the cost of treatment versus the benefit of a drug.
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.