Health and Medicine

Tabletop exercise addresses comprehensive response to opioid crisis

The Penn State Center for Security Research and Education, in collaboration with Penn State Harrisburg, Penn State Homeland Security Programs, and the Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency, held a tabletop exercise that addressed first-responder and whole-community response and resilience to the ongoing opioid crisis.

TTX on opioids

Participants in the opioid response tabletop exercise at PEMA headquarters in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.

NIH grant funds study on how obesity affects insulin action on skeletal muscle

Through a five-year, $1.9 million grant funded by the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases within the National Institutes of Health, researchers are studying the protein REDD1, which may play a role in how the body responds to hormones like insulin or cortisol. Understanding that role could lead to advances in the treatment of obesity, diabetes and other insulin resistant conditions.