At the heart of brain diseases such as amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), Alzheimer's disease, and Parkinson's disease is protein misfolding, in which distorted proteins are unable to perform their normal functions. At present, there is no known way to reverse protein misfolding.
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Penn Medicine: Silencing Inhibitor of Cell Replication Spurs Insulin-producing Beta Cells to Reproduce
Penn Medicine Study Finds No Significant Differences Between Commonly Used Carotid Stenting Systems in U.S.
A study conducted by researchers from several institutions, including the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, has found similarly low rates of complication and death among U.S. patients who are treated with the three most common systems for placing stents in blocked carotid arteries of the neck.
Bridgette Brawner of the School of Nursing is featured for studying HIV.
Jun Zhu of the Perelman School of Medicine says, “We always suspected that the classical strain caused all those pandemics.”
Right now, patients with keratoconus, a degenerative disease of the cornea that affects one in every 2,000 Americans, don’t have very many treatment options.
Daniel Langleben of the Perelman School of Medicine and Dan Romer of the Annenberg Public Policy Center contribute their thoughts on the effect of graphic anti-smoking labels.