Health & Medicine
FROM: President Amy Gutmann, Executive Vice President Craig Carnaroli, and Interim Provost Vincent Price
PHILADELPHIA –- For the first time, a team of researchers at the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine have imaged in real time the body’s immune response to a parasitic infection in the brain.
PHILADELPHIA –- The University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing has created the first post-graduate program to focus on sleep and sleep disorders.
The graduate post-master’s certificate in sleep is a one-year program that offers an interdisciplinary approach to sleep medicine, combining online courses with clinical experiences and preparing students to manage 80 sleep disorders.
PHILADELPHIA –- Living with a female mouse can extend the reproductive life of a male mouse by as much as 20 percent, according to a study conducted by Ralph Brinster and a team of other researchers at the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine. The study was reported online today in the journal Biology of Reproduction.
PHILADELPHIA –- Cellular engineers at the University of Pennsylvania have determined that cardiomyocytes, the specialized cells that form the heart muscle, thrive when cultured in an environment that mimics their own elastic nature but falter, weaken or die when “grown” on stiffer or softer materials.