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November 23, 2015

"Mild Traumatic Brain Injury an Oxymoron:" New Protein Biomarker Highlights Damaged Brain Wiring After Concussion, Finds Penn Study

Physicians and others now recognize that seemingly mild, concussion-type head injuries lead to long-term cognitive impairments surprisingly often. A brain protein called SNTF, which rises in the blood after some concussions, signals the type of brain damage that is thought to be the source of these cognitive impairments, according to a study led by researchers from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, and the University of Glasgow, Glasgow, UK. Read more ...

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November 30, 2015

Processed and Red Meat Are They Really that Bad?

Most of us are quite aware that certain foods associated with celebratory events hot dogs, pepperoni pizzas, "pigs in a blanket" aren't the heart-healthiest things to scarf down, especially in excess. At the holidays, that means preparing for the prospect of carrying a few extra pounds into the New Year. But most of us weren't worrying about our favorite party foods causing cancer. Until now. Read more ...

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Fracking and Public Health: Finding the Best Balance

The experts in Penn's Center of Excellence in Environmental Toxicology seek the facts that are essential for decisions that affect our environment. The center's role is all the more important when there is controversy.

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