PHILADELPHIA - Many types of tumors grow because of over-expression or a mutation of a protein called the epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR), normally regulated by a hormone-like peptide called the epidermal growth factor (EGF). Several cancer drugs, including Herceptin, Erbitux, Iressa and Tarceva fight tumors by blocking EGFR and related receptors, notes Mark A.
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PHILADELPHIA –- University of Pennsylvania biologists studying human reproduction have identified what is likely the major contributing factor to the maternal age-associated increase in aneuploidy, the term for an abnormal number of chromosomes during reproductive cell division.
Neil Fishman and Arthur Caplan of the School of Medicine discuss employers’ flu-vaccination requirements.
Arthur Caplan of the School of Medicine is cited for expert opinion on controversial California cancer treatments.
Sarah Barringer Gordon of the School of Arts and Sciences and the Law School is cited for her book “The Spirit of the Law: Religious Voices and the Constitution in Modern America,” and says running helps jump start the mind.
J. Larry Jameson is named dean of the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and executive vice president for the Health System.
WHAT: The 2010-11 Penn Reading Project at the University of Pennsylvania will examine the book “The Big Necessity: The Unmentionable World of Human Waste and Why It Matters” by Penn alumna Rose George.
Jonathan Moreno of the School of Medicine and the School of Arts and Sciences authors an op-ed on stem-cell legislation.
Timothy Rebbeck and Susan Domchek of the School of Medicine are cited for research on certain surgeries’ effect on cancer-survival rates.