People who try to quit smoking often say that kicking the habit makes the voice inside telling them to light up even louder, but why people succumb to those cravings so often has never been fully understood. Now, a new brain imaging study in this week’s JAMA Psychiatry from scientists in Penn Medicine and the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) Intramural Research Pro
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Michael Ashburn of the Perelman School of Medicine suggests that more physician training is needed on how to properly use medication to treat pain.
Ezekiel Emanuel of the Perelman School of Medicine and the Wharton School discusses the quality of the Affordable Care Act.
Jason Karlawish of the Perelman School of Medicine says, “Knowing their risk of developing cognitive impairment is very relevant to making plans around retirement and where they live.”
Destruction of insulin-producing beta cells in the pancreas is at the heart of type 1 and type 2 diabetes. “We are looking for ways to make new beta cells for these patients to one day replace daily insulin injections,” says Ben Stanger, MD, PhD, assistant professor of Medicine in the Division of Gastroenterology, Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania.
On Wednesday, the University of Pennsylvania’s Basser Research Center for BRCA will host a special event to formally unveil “Homologous Hope,” a new sculpture to be featured in the Perelman Center for Advanced Medicine.
Philip Gehrman of the Perelman School of Medicine explains the stages and the body changes that take place during sleep.