Penn Medicine News Blog Archive: Ear, Nose, and Throat

Oxygen in our Bones

Vinogradov Nature image
Working with many colleagues, a Penn team published in Nature the first application of 2PLM to directly quantify the physiological environment of blood stem cells, called haematopoietic stem cells, or HSCs.

Where Do We Go From Here? Public Health and Unconventional Natural Gas Drilling

CEET Symposium flyer Feb 14
Last week the Center of Excellence in Environmental Toxicology (CEET) and the Center for Public Health Initiatives at the University of Pennsylvania co-hosted a symposium on the public health effects of natural gas drilling operations

A Day in the Life at Penn Medicine

Each autumn, the University of Pennsylvania showcases its myriad activities — scholarly and otherwise — in a photo project called A Day in the Life. One day a year, from 12:00 a.m. to 11:59 p.m., everybody at UPenn is invited to submit photographs of what they're up to at any...

Robots to the Rescue: Penn Medicine Pioneers New Way to Treat Obstructive Sleep Apnea

Dr. Thaler
Can sleeping actually make you MORE tired? For many patients with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), they awake each morning thinking they had a full night’s rest, only to feel exhausted and unfocused day after day. This counterintuitive situation occurs because OSA sufferers may wake up dozens of times an hour...

Take Control of Your Heart Health

To celebrate February as American Heart Month, the News Blog is highlighting some of the latest heart-centric news and stories from all areas of Penn Medicine. The mortality rate from both heart disease and stroke have decreased significantly in the past decade, but they still remain the #1 and #4...

The Nose Knows: Modern Rhinoplasty Techniques Improve Quality of Life and Function for Patients

New research from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania indicates that modern techniques used in rhinoplasty are showing excellent improvements in patients’ quality of life and function as compared to older techniques used for the procedure.

The Cocktail Party Effect – How Neuro-Auditory Research Helps Out in Social Gatherings

The holiday party season is over. But for Maria Neimark Geffen, PhD, assistant professor of Otorhinolaryngology: Head and Neck Surgery at the Perelman School of Medicine, the party must go on. The focus of Dr. Geffen’s research is on understanding how the brain processes sound information in the natural world....

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