University of Pennsylvania researchers have found a way of traversing the blood-brain barrier, as well as a similar physiological obstacle in the eye, the retinal-blood barrier, to significantly degrade brain plaques associated with Alzheimer's disease.
There is an optimal amount of strain that a beating heart can generate and still beat at its usual rate, once per second. Researchers at the University of Pennsylvania have now shown that this “sweet spot” depends on the stiffness of the collagen framework that the heart’s cells live within.
Meghan Hussey, a 2012 University of Pennsylvania graduate, is one of 12 Americans selected to receive a George J. Mitchell Scholarship for graduate studies in Ireland or Northern Ireland.
A new brain connectivity study from Penn Medicine published today in the Proceedings of National Academy of Sciences found striking differences in the neural wiring of men and women that’s lending credence to some commonly-held beliefs about their behavior.
Penn Emergency Medicine Physician Named as Director of the Federal Emergency Care Coordination CenterDecember 04, 2013
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Amy Bleakley of the Annenberg Public Policy Center says, “If the goal of the rating system is to shield youth from age-inappropriate behavior and be a tool for parents, I think its effectiveness is in doubt.”
Katherina Rosqueta of the School of Social Policy & Practice’s Center for High Impact Philanthropy is interviewed about effective giving.
Researchers from the Perelman School of Medicine are cited for collaborating with the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia for studying T-cell effectiveness on leukemia.
The Botswana-UPenn Partnership is highlighted.
Mary Frances Berry of the School of Arts and Sciences reflects on the life and legacy of Nelson Mandela.