David Dinges of the School of Medicine is cited for his sleep-restriction study.
Health & Medicine
PHILADELPHIA – The Barbara Bates Center for the Study of the History of Nursing at the University of Pennsylvania opens its 25th-anniversary year with the symposium “Bioethics: History Informing the Future.”
Scott Halpern of the School of Medicine comments on patients who die while waiting for organ donors and transplants.
P.J. Brennan of Penn Health Systems comments on federal funding to improve hospital outcomes.
Zachary Meisel of the School of Medicine co-authors an op-ed about emergency departments turning away non-urgent paitients.
David Margolis of the School of Medicine comments on a study he led on acne antibiotics.
Kelly Malloy of the School of Medicine comments on the difficulty in detecting head and neck cancer.
Squamous cell cancers of the oral cavity and esophagus are common throughout the world, with over 650,000 cases of oral cancer each year and esophageal cancer representing the sixth most common cause of cancer death in men. Research by University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine investigators has shown that a protein that helps cells stick together is frequently absent or out of place in these cancers, but it’s unclear if its loss causes the tumors.