Matthew Fink started playing baseball at age 6.
Sixteen years later, he is still out on the field, now as a catcher on the club baseball team at the University of Pennsylvania.
Benjamin Aaron Garcia, PhD, a Presidential Professor of Biochemistry and Biophysics at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, has been selected to receive the 2016Protein Science Young Investigator Award.
Charcot-Marie-Tooth Disease (CMT) is a family of inherited disorders of the peripheral nervous system, affecting approximately one in 2,500 Americans. Its most common iteration, CMT1, comes in many forms, most of which have to date been linked to a small set of causative genes.
Penn's Innovative Community Health Worker (CHW) model, shown to reduce admissions and lead to better health outcomes for hospitalized patients, can now be used in outpatient settings, according to a study from researchers at the Perelman School of Medicine in the journalPopulation Health Management.
Penn, University of Michigan VA-led Study: Antipsychotic Drugs Linked to Increased Mortality Among Parkinson's Disease Patients
At least half of Parkinson’s disease patients experience psychosis at some point during the course of their illness, and physicians commonly prescribe antipsychotic drugs, such as quetiapine, to treat the condition. However, a new study by researchers at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, the University of Michigan Medical School, and the Philadelphia and Ann Arbor Veterans Affairs (VA) Medical Centers and suggests that these drugs may do significantly more harm in a subset of patients. The findings will be published in the March 21 issue of JAMA Neurology.
Genomes of Chimpanzee Parasite Species Reveal Evolution of Human Malaria, According to Penn-led Study
Understanding the origins of emerging diseases – as well as more established disease agents -- is critical to gauge future human infection risks and find new treatment and prevention approaches. This holds true for malaria, which kills more than 500,000 people a year. Symptoms, including severe anemia, pregnancy-associated malaria, and cerebral malaria, have been linked to the parasite’s ability to cause infected red blood cells to bind to the inner lining of blood vessels.
Methane is the world’s most abundant hydrocarbon. It’s the major component of natural gas and shale gas and, when burned, is an effective fuel. But it’s also a major contributor to climate change, with 24 times greater potency as a greenhouse gas than carbon dioxide.
There’s no doubt about it. Philadelphia weather is getting hotter and wetter each year influencing public concern about climate change.
Seniors Vaishak Kumar, Melanie Mariano and Kriya Patel have been named recipients of the 2016 President’s Engagement Prizes at the University of Pennsylvania. The announcement was made today by Penn President Amy Gutmann.
Proactively Treating HIV Patients at Risk for Tuberculosis with Multi-Drug TB Regimens Doesn't Save More Lives
The number one killer of HIV patients in resource-limited areas, including parts of Africa and India, is tuberculosis (TB), underscoring the need for optimal treatments and effective strategies to address this deadly co-infection.
Physicians are prescribing more opioid painkillers than ever before to patients undergoing common surgeries, according to new research from the department of Anesthesiology and Critical Care at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania.
State laws that require drivers who’ve been convicted of drunk driving to pass a breathalyzer-type test before starting their cars saved an estimated 915 lives between 2004 and 2013, according to a study published in the American Journ
Penn Medicine Wins NIH Award to Study Progressive Brain Damage from Concussions and More Severe Traumatic Brain Injuries
An international team of investigators led by experts at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania&
Financial incentives aimed at increasing physical activity among teams are most effective when the incentives are rewarded for a combination of individual and team performance, according to new research from the read more
The kidney is the most commonly transplanted organ in the United States, with more than 17,000 transplants performed each year.
Possessing two X chromosomes is a double-edged sword, immunologically speaking. Females are better at fighting off infection than males, but they are also more susceptible to many autoimmune conditions, such as lupus.
Until relatively recently, the dogma in neuroscience was that neurons, including the eye’s photoreceptor cells, rods and cones, do not regenerate. This is the reason that nerve damage is thought to be so grave. More recent studies have poked holes in this belief by showing that, in some vertebrate species, neurons can be stimulated to divide.