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Penn Researchers Drill Down into Gene Behind Frontotemporal Lobar Degeneration


A new study published online this week in the American Journal of Human Genetics from Penn researchers uncovers the mechanisms of the genetic mutations, or variants, associated with the TMEM106B gene.
11-Oct-2017 12:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Insulin Signaling Molecule in Liver Controls Levels of Triglyceride in Blood


A new animal study shows how insulin controls the movement and storage of fat molecules in the liver and how a breakdown in this system could lead to non-alcoholic fatty liver disease and changes in circulating lipid levels associated with...
19-Oct-2017 10:55 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Moonshot Grant Will Help Researchers See Two of Cancer’s Key Food Sources at Once


Imagine trying to take a picture of a runner, but only being able to see her feet. If you could see her whole body, you’d get the full picture of how she uses both legs to put one foot in front of the other to reach top speed. That’s the idea...
19-Oct-2017 9:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Getting to Know You

Penn Medicine hospitals in Philadelphia recently made substantial updates to its electronic health records – the first update in 10 years – asking for additional patient demographic information. This includes additional race/ethnicity...
16-Oct-2017 1:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Penn Researchers Receive $6.4M in NIH Funding to Create Center to Transform Mental Health Services through Behavioral Economics and Implementation Science

Researchers at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania will receive $6.4 million in funding from the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) to create a new center to improve mental health service delivery through...
13-Oct-2017 4:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites

3-D Packaging of DNA Regulates Cell Identity

A new study suggests that the ability of a stem cell to differentiate into cardiac muscle (and by extension other cell types) depends on what portions of the genome are available for activation, which is controlled by the location of DNA in a...
12-Oct-2017 2:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Deciphering Biological Meaning from an Atlas of Gene Expression Across 42 Tissue Types

Finding new clues about the molecular origins of disease is the goal for a comprehensive atlas of variation in gene expression.
11-Oct-2017 1:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Norovirus Evades Immune System by Hiding Out in Rare Gut Cells


A new mouse study found 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.
11-Oct-2017 9:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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