Penn Medicine News Blog
The Penn Medicine News Blog provides news and perspectives on health and science news topics from Penn Medicine's Department of Communications, with an emphasis on biomedical research news from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and timely health and science news happening anywhere.
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Ever wonder what’s life really like for the Penn Medicine employees who care for patients while most of us are asleep? We were curious so we dropped into the nighttime shifts at three Penn Medicine hospitals to find out. On first glance, the hospitals seem almost deserted at night. The...
The Chicago Tribune recently ran an article, "Drama at the holiday table: It's not about the food," that made the rounds to newspapers all across the U.S. in anticipation of Thanksgiving, the official kick-off holiday of the season. The story explores the source of drama behind so many meals as...
Geroscience is essentially an interdisciplinary field at the crossroads of aging and age-related diseases.
A traditional Thanksgiving is often filled with parades, football, long travel commutes, and sharing time with relatives and friends -- all culminating with a great feast in reflection of giving thanks. It’s this great feast – including a day of snacking and hors d'oeuvres, followed by a large dinner and...
Restoring Brain Connections using Micro-Tissue Engineered Neural Networks (TENNs): Micro-TENNs are miniature preformed capsule-like constructs (shown above) that consist of neurons spanned by long axon tracts. These are grown outside the body and mimic the anatomy of axon pathways in the brain. They can then be implanted in the brain...
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