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Penn Medicine Neurosurgeon Named Alpha Omega Alpha Fellow in Leadership

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Timothy H. Lucas, II, MD, PhD, an assistant professor of Neurosurgery and director of the Translational Neuromodulation Lab in the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, has been awarded the 2017 Fellow in Leadership Award by Alpha Omega Alpha national medical honor society.

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Penn Center for Precision Medicine Awards $565,000 in Second Accelerator Grants

The Penn Center for Precision Medicine (PCPM) Accelerator Fund awarded eight research teams from Penn Medicine in their second round of funding for the implementation of personalized medicine projects across a range of clinical specialties.

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TBI Expert Available to Discuss Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy (CTE) and new study that found CTE in 99% of deceased NFL players' brains

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Penn Medicine Cardiology Researcher Wins American Heart Association Outstanding Early Career Investigator Award

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Benjamin L. Prosser, PhD, an assistant professor of Physiology, in the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, has received the Outstanding Early Career Investigator Award from the American Heart Association’s Council on Basic Cardiovascular Sciences, one of its scientific divisions

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Breast Cancer Patients Can Use Antiperspirants During Radiotherapy

Women undergoing daily radiation therapy for breast cancer are commonly told they should not use antiperspirant for fear that it could cause greater radiation damage to the skin, but a new study from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania shows there was no difference in the radiation skin dose absorbed by these patients with or without these deodorants.

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Offer of $100 Boosts Rates of Colon Cancer Screenings

Offering $100 to patients eligible for a preventive colonoscopy screening more than doubled the rate of screening when compared to a simple emailed request, according to new research from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania.

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Scientists “Myth Bust” Human VS Animal Competition

On Sunday, Phelps will go head-to-head against a very unlikely competitor: a great white shark. Yes, you read that correctly – an actual shark. While the logistics of this race alone leave me with many, many questions, I’m most curious about whether this would even be a fair fight from the get-go. Brian Sennett, MD, chief of Sports Medicine at Penn Medicine, and Peter Dodson, BSc, MSc, PhD, a professor of Anatomy at the University Of Pennsylvania School Of Veterinary Medicine, detail the advantages and disadvantages of each competitor -- from the aerodynamics and muscle make up to the impact of oxygen intake and VO2 max to the buoyancy that comes with having lungs.

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Penn Medicine Experts Available to Discuss the Latest Research and Treatments for Glioblastoma and Senator John McCain's Diagnosis

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Researchers Identify Critical Need for Standardized Organ Donation Metrics

Across the country, there are 58 Organ Procurement Organizations (OPO), which are responsible for recovering and distributing organs and tissues for life-saving and life-enhancing transplants. Each OPO is designated to serve a specific geographic area and works with the transplant centers in their area to match donors with recipients. With more than 117,000 people awaiting a lifesaving organ transplant, these OPOs work very hard to identify as many organ donors as possible to help save these lives. But according to a study published today in the American Journal of Transplantation, there seem to be significant differences in the results of these efforts.

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Penn Study Suggests that Combining CAR T Cells with Existing Immunotherapies May Overcome Resistance in Glioblastomas

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Genetically modified “hunter” T cells successfully migrated to and penetrated a deadly type of brain tumor known as glioblastoma (GBM) in a clinical trial of the new therapy, but the cells triggered an immunosuppressive tumor microenvironment and faced a complex mutational landscape that will need to be overcome to better treat this aggressive cancer, Penn Medicine researchers report in a new study this week in Science Translational Medicine.







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