James D. Lewis, MD, MSCE, Michael L. Kochman, MD, and David S. Goldberg, MD, MSCE, all from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, have received national leadership awards from the American Gastroenterological Association (AGA) in recognition of their outstanding contributions and achievements in gastroenterology.
Anil K. Rustgi, MD, and Hongzhe Li, PhD, have been named fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the world’s largest general scientific society and publisher of the journal Science.
Penn Medicine researchers have singled out a bacterial enzyme behind an imbalance in the gut microbiome linked to Crohn’s disease. The new study suggests that wiping out a significant portion of the bacteria in the gut microbiome, and then re-introducing a certain type of “good” bacteria that lacks this enzyme, known as urease, may be an effective approach to better treat these diseases.
In a new study published in Immunity this week, researchers from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania have used a mouse model to show that, even in immunized animals, noroviruses can escape the immune system and still spread by hiding out in an extremely rare type of cell in the gut.
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