Mary Naylor of the School of Nursing stresses the importance of nurses in the health-care system.
Health & Medicine
President Amy Gutmann, chair of the Presidential Commission for the Study of Bioethical Issues, comments on news-media terminology about synthetic biology.
Penn Orthopaedics is partnering with Bayhealth Medical Center of Dover, Dela., to create an orthopedics resident program.
PHILADELPHIA – Cells have their own version of the cut-and-paste editing function called splicing. Researchers at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine have documented a novel form of splicing in the cytoplasm of a nerve cell, which dictates a special form of a potassium channel protein in the outer membrane. The channel protein is found in the dendrites of hippocampus cells -- the seat of memory, learning, and spatial navigation -- and is involved in coordinating the electrical firing of nerve cells.
Arthur Caplan of the School of Medicine comments on the ethics of Arizona regulations on transplants.