Andrew Maidment of the School of Medicine comments on classic symptoms of radiation syndrome.
Health & Medicine
For seniors, voting can be difficult: standing with a walker or cane in the voting booth, struggling to read the tiny print on the ballot or trying to punch the tiny button to vote for the intended candidate. Despite the desire to vote, the typical voting process leaves many seniors disenfranchised, particularly for residents of long term care facilities.
WHAT: The University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing will host a 5K walk to raise money to purchase water-filtration systems and provide access to clean water for health clinics in Port Au Prince, Haiti, in conjunction with World Water Day.
Five-gallon buckets of water will be available to 5k walkers wishing to walk in solidarity with Haitian women who walk long distances to gather clean water for their families.
Arthur Caplan of the School of Medicine comments on how health-problems are reported and solved.
Bert O’Malley, Gregory Weinstein and Erica Thaler of the School of Medicine are featured for their development and work with the use of transoral robotic surgery.
Mouse Nose Nerve Cells Mature After Birth, Allowing Bonding, Recognition With Mother, Penn Study Finds
For rodent pups, bonding with mom isn’t hard-wired in the womb. It develops over the first few weeks of life, which is achieved by their maturing sense of smell, possibly allowing these mammals a survival advantage by learning to identify mother, siblings, and home.