Location: Penn State College of Medicine
Measuring variability of heart rate may identify premature infants at risk of developing necrotizing enterocolitis, a serious inflammatory condition that can lead to death, according to Penn State College of Medicine researchers.
On May 20, 2014, the 30 members of Penn State College of Medicine’s new Physician Assistant (PA) Program’s entering class of 2014 were presented with white coats, symbolizing their entrance into the medical profession.
One of the changes taking place at many doctor's offices, due in part to adoption of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), is a trend toward “team-based care,” a model that incorporates advanced care professionals in addition to physicians.
Medical students, like most people their age, use social media extensively, but medical schools may need to offer more guidance in potential pitfalls, according to Penn State College of Medicine researchers.
Subpopulations of breast cancer cells sometimes cooperate to aid tumor growth, according to Penn State College of Medicine researchers, who believe that understanding the relationship between cancer subpopulations could lead to new targets for cancer treatment.
Children experiencing chronic stress from a disadvantaged life have shorter telomeres than their advantaged peers, according to a study led by Dr. Daniel Notterman, vice dean for research and graduate studies, and professor of pediatrics, and biochemistry and molecular biology, Penn State College of Medicine.
Researchers from Penn State College of Medicine and Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine have found that a specific protein is increased in theca cells, the source of excess male sex hormones, or androgens, that characterizes polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS).