Latest University of Pennsylvania School Stories

2011-04-05 22:09:48

Two reports by addiction researchers at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and the National Institute on Drug Abuse show a drastic shift in prescribing patterns impacting the magnitude of opioid substance abuse in America.

2011-04-05 21:22:08

Researchers at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine may have found a way to turn an adaptive cellular response into a liability for cancer cells.

2011-04-05 17:44:29

Each year, more than 100,000 patients in the U.S. undergo implantation of a new implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD) for heart rhythm abnormalities.

2011-04-04 17:32:54

Current research supports the notion that lifestyle choices influence cardiovascular health, but to what extent specific emotions play is undefined.

2011-04-02 02:06:35

Researchers at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine have determined that a well-known chemical process called acetylation has a previously unrecognized association with one of the biological processes associated with Alzheimer's disease and related disorders.

2011-03-22 00:41:39

Patients who've been hurt in car or bike crashes, been shot or stabbed, or suffered other injuries are more likely to live if they arrive at the hospital on the weekend than during the week.

2011-03-15 10:27:00

Listed Among the Top Five Medical Schools Nationally for 14th Straight Year PHILADELPHIA, March 15, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- For the second consecutive year, the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine ranks #2 among research-oriented medical schools in the United States, according to U.S.News & World Report's annual survey. The annual survey of the nation's 126 fully accredited medical schools and twenty schools of osteopathic medicine also places Penn in the top ten in the...

2011-03-02 20:32:17

The gene for the protein p53 is the most frequently mutated in human cancer.

2011-02-08 07:47:23

So-called barrier sites -- the skin, gut, lung – limit the inner body’s exposure to allergens, pollutants, viruses, bacteria, and parasites.

2011-02-03 01:30:17

A simple test performed at the sideline of sporting events can accurately detect concussions in athletes.

Word of the Day
  • To befool; deceive; balk; jilt.
  • An illusion; a trick; a cheat.
The word 'begunk' may come from a nasalised variant of Scots begeck ("to deceive, disappoint"), equivalent to be- +‎ geck.