New insights into autoimmune disease

According to research by the School of Dental Medicine’s George Hajishengallis and colleagues, novel insights into a pathway that restrains the immune response opens up new avenues for treating inflammatory and autoimmune conditions.

Katherine Unger Baillie

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Dr. David Fajgenbaum and Ajay Raju—Overheard part II

David Fajgenbaum of the Perelman School of Medicine was interviewed about surviving Castleman Disease.


The New York Times

Dermatology has a problem with skin color

Susan Taylor of the Perelman School of Medicine co-authored “Dermatology for Skin of Color,” a textbook about treating skin conditions in people with darker skin tones. “We shouldn’t have to write separate textbooks—that information should be integrated into the quote-unquote standard textbooks,” she said.



Treating HIV and tuberculosis simultaneously could greatly boost patient survival

Gregory Bisson of the Perelman School of Medicine authored a study that showed it is safe to treat patients with HIV and tuberculosis for both diseases simultaneously. “Our results show that antiretrovirals have benefits that far outweigh their risks related to adverse effects, especially in multidrug-resistant tuberculosis patients,” he said.


Philadelphia Inquirer

How microaggressions in health care hurt minorities

Shreya Kangovi of the Perelman School of Medicine is quoted on the disconnect between patients of color and their health care providers.


The Atlantic

Our bodies process medicines best at certain times of day

Garret FitzGerald of the Perelman School of Medicine commented on research that found that drug administration in hospitals is closely tied to clinician schedules. “Any of us that are physicians know that a lot of hospital behavior is driven by rounding times, and those rounding times are chosen for all sorts of reasons that don’t necessarily have any particular scientific basis,” he said.


The New York Times

Five-minute coronavirus stress resets

Research by Veena Graff of the Perelman School of Medicine found that serene music can be highly effective in decreasing preoperative anxiety in patients.