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

Pumpkin is (Sorta) the Spice of Life. But Why?

By Robert Press | September 23, 2016 | Comments Pumpkinspice

As our seasons get ever more bizarre in duration, behavior, and intensity—last year, much of the east coast’s dreams of a white Christmas were dashed hard against the rocks of a December 25th so warm you could break out your board shorts and drive with the windows down—the annual creep... Read more

The Data and Scientists Behind Beautiful Images

By Karen Kreeger | May 20, 2016 | Comments Art in Science Tischfield May 2016

As Nancy Speck, PhD, chair of the department of Cell and Developmental Biology, mentioned in a past blog post on the annual Perelman School of Medicine Art in Science Competition, “anyone can generate data, but not everyone can make pictures.” At the time, she was commenting on Amanda Yzaguirre, a... Read more

Oxygen in our Bones

By Karen Kreeger | March 20, 2014 | Comments 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. Read more

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

By Karen Kreeger | February 25, 2014 | Comments 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 Read more

A Day in the Life at Penn Medicine

By Robert Press | December 16, 2013 | Comments

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

By Jessica Mikulski | April 30, 2013 | Comments 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... Read more

Take Control of Your Heart Health

By Sally Sapega | February 21, 2013 | Comments

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... Read more

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

By Jessica Mikulski | March 12, 2012 | Comments

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. Read more

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

By Jessica Mikulski | January 19, 2012 | Comments Sound

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.... Read more

Subscribe to Penn Medicine News Blog by Email




About This Blog