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A University of Pennsylvania Medical team has used CRISPR gene editing to thwart a lethal lung disease, in an animal model, in which a harmful mutation causes death within hours after birth.
Are these spicy foods—regularly consumed by billions globally—healthy or harmful? The answer might be nestled somewhere in the middle.
A new study directly links sleep to the immune system and provides a potential explanation for how sleep increases during sickness.
University of Pennsylvania President Amy Gutmann writes of the fundamental importance of free press and honest journalism.
For the first time, Penn research based on experimental data connects Facebook, Snapchat, and Instagram use to decreased well-being.
Toxic protein assemblies, or “amyloids,” long considered to be key drivers in many neuromuscular diseases, also play a beneficial role in the development of healthy muscle tissue, CU Boulder researchers have found.
In a study of identical twins, the child who experienced harsher behavior and less parental warmth was more aggressive, and exhibited more callous-unemotional traits.
Researchers at the University of Pennsylvania have developed a gene therapy that treats a form of retinitis pigmentosa, a disease that progressively robs people of their night and peripheral vision before blindness develops.
A common diabetes drug has the potential to alleviate symptoms of nicotine withdrawal, according to a study with mice.
Researchers at University of Pennsylvania are identifying new molecular biomarkers that could be used to more accurately assess a patient's risk for triple-negative breast cancer.