The American College of Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care (ACVECC) has approved Penn Vet’s Ryan Hospital as one of nine designated Veterinary Trauma Centers in the U.S. – and the only recognized 24/7 Veterinary Trauma Center within a 100 mile radius of Philadelphia.
Health & Medicine
Daniel Langleben of the Perelman School of Medicine and An-Li Wang of the Annenberg Public Policy Center are cited for their collaborative research on strong anti-smoking advertisements.
Penn Researchers Discover Link Between Inherited Endocrine Tumor Syndrome and Well Studied Cell Pathway
A mutation in a protein called menin causes a hereditary cancer syndrome called MEN1 (multiple endocrine neoplasia type 1). Individuals with MEN1 are at a substantially increased risk of developing neuroendocrine tumors, including cancer of the pancreatic islet cells that secrete insulin.
Researchers from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania have shown that an area of the brain that initiates behavioral changes had greater activation in smokers who watched anti-smoking ads with strong arguments versus those with weaker ones, and irrespective of flashy elements, like bright and rapidly changing scenes, loud sounds and unexpected scenario twists.
Steve Berkowitz of the Perelman School of Medicine discusses the psychological effects of the Boston Marathon bombings.
Adrian Raine of the School of Arts and Sciences and the Perelman School of Medicine is interviewed about biology and violent behavior.
Deep brain stimulation (DBS) in a precise region of the brain appears to reduce caloric intake and prompt weight loss in obese animal models, according to a new study led by researchers at the University of Pennsylvania.
Penn Study Shows One Quarter of Patients Discharged from Hospitals Return for Emergency Care Within 30 Days
A study led by researchers at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania and Boston University School of Medicine has found that nearly one quarter of patients may return to the emergency department within 30 days of being discharged from a hospitalization.
Though the toll of sepsis is known to be enormous – it is estimated to cost the U.S. health care system $24.3 billion each year, and is the nation’s third-leading killer, behind heart disease and cancer – the true magnitude of incidence of and death from the illness remains unknown.