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Article ID: 696554

Penn Study Reveals New Therapeutic Target for Slowing the Spread of Flu Virus

Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

Influenza A hijacks host proteins for viral RNA splicing and blocking these interactions caused replication of the virus to slow, which could point to novel strategies for antiviral therapies.

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22-Jun-2018 3:40 PM EDT
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Article ID: 696358

Police Killings of Unarmed Black Americans Affect Mental Health of Black Community

Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

Black Americans are nearly three times more likely to be killed by police than their white counterparts, with even larger disparities among those who are unarmed. The trend is also harming the mental health of the black community, according to new research published in The Lancet from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania and the Boston University School of Public Health.

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20-Jun-2018 10:35 AM EDT
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Article ID: 696471

“Antifreeze” Molecules May Stop and Reverse Damage from Brain Injuries

Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

The key to better treatments for brain injuries and disease may lie in the molecules charged with preventing the clumping of specific proteins associated with cognitive decline and other neurological problems, researchers from the Penn report in a new study published in Neurobiology of Disease.

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21-Jun-2018 1:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 696353

Life-Saving Stroke Educational Program Goes Global

Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

In an effort to improve stroke recognition and reduce life-threatening pre-hospital delays worldwide, researchers at Penn Medicine created a universal stroke awareness program, Stroke 112.

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20-Jun-2018 9:00 AM EDT
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Article ID: 696343

Penn Medicine Launches Nation’s First Neuroaesthetics Research Center

Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

Penn Medicine launched the Penn Center for Neuroaesthetics, which aims to uncover the biological basis of aesthetics. The center will advance the understanding of human nature and preferences with consumer choices, the principles of design, and the appreciation and production of art.

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20-Jun-2018 9:00 AM EDT
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Article ID: 696214

Twitter Docs: How Researchers and Clinicians Navigate Social Media

Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

A look at the unique opportunities and challenges doctors face as they join social media

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18-Jun-2018 9:00 AM EDT
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Article ID: 696206

Penn Medicine Biochemist Receives Major Award for Research on Epigenetic Protein Modifications via Mass Spectrometry

Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

Benjamin A.Garcia, PhD, an expert in quantitative proteomics has been awarded the Biemann Medal by the American Society for Mass Spectrometry (ASMS). The early-career award recognizes significant achievement in basic or applied mass spectrometry. Garcia’s lab has develop

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16-Jun-2018 2:05 PM EDT
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Cowboys and Neurons: HBO’s Westworld Asks Tough Questions About Artificial Intelligence

Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

The concept of non-human beings endowed with intelligence dates back to at least Homer in the late eighth or early seventh century B.C. As society has developed and our ability to tell stories enhanced by technology, the idea of intelligent machines has captured the minds of societies across the globe.

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14-Jun-2018 7:05 PM EDT
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New Target for Treating Heart Failure Identified by Penn Medicine Researchers

Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

Changes in cellular struts called microtubules can affect the stiffness of diseased human heart muscle cells, and reversing these modifications can lessen the stiffness and improve the beating strength of these cells isolated from transplant patients with heart failure.

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11-Jun-2018 12:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 695922

CHIBE Combats the Opioid Crisis, One ‘Nudge’ at a Time

Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

While the opioid epidemic may feel too massive a problem to tackle or too overwhelming to even comprehend, experts in many corners of Penn Medicine are at work combating the deadly toll, including the physicians and researchers of the Center for Health Incentives and Behavioral Economics (CHIBE) at the Perelman School of Medicine. As one of two Roybal Centers on Behavioral Economics and Health nationally funded by the National Institute of Aging of NIH, CHIBE combines psychology and economics with clinical expertise in an effort to understand why individuals make certain decisions that impact their health and how to leverage their findings to advance policy, improve health care delivery, and encourage healthy behaviors among patients and best practices among clinicians. All those elements combine in their efforts to curb prescription opioid misuse.

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11-Jun-2018 12:05 PM EDT
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