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National Psoriasis Foundation Honors Two Penn Dermatologists

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The National Psoriasis Foundation has announced the winners of its Medical Professional Research Awards. Joel M. Gelfand, MD MSCE, a professor of Dermatology and Epidemiology, received the 2017 Outstanding Scientific Achievement Award. The award for...
15-Aug-2017 10:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Gene-Editing-Induced Changes in Ant Social Communication Cement the Insect’s Utility for Biomedical Research

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This week, in a pair of papers published in Cell, researchers turned to an ant species — the Indian jumping ant -- that does not behave like most ants. In this species any female worker can change into a “pseudo-queen,” in the absence of the...
10-Aug-2017 12:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Pennsylvania Hospital Neurosurgeon Performs the First Endoscopic Minimally Invasive Spinal Surgery in Pennsylvania

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Neil R. Malhotra, MD, an assistant professor of Neurosurgery and Orthopaedic Surgery and the vice chairman of operations in the department of Neurosurgery, performed the first endoscopic percutaneous lumbar spinal nerve decompression and discectomy...
10-Aug-2017 10:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

College Grad's Return Flight From Thailand Lands Her in the Hospital

Julie Park graduated this year from Rowan University, but she almost didn’t make it to graduation. Last January, she sprained her ankle. A week later, she flew from her South Jersey home to Thailand for vacation. Although her ankle hurt during...
9-Aug-2017 12:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Penn Study Finds High Quality Early Intervention for Children with Autism Quickly Results in Costs Savings

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A recent study by Penn Medicine researchers published online ahead of print in the Journal of the American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry found that the costs associated with the Early Start Denver Model (ESDM), one evidence-based...
8-Aug-2017 7:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Penn Medicine Hospitals Named Among Top Ten in Nation and #1 in Pennsylvania by U.S. News & World Report

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Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania-Penn Presbyterian Again Named to Honor Roll, Leading List of Philadelphia-Area Hospitals
8-Aug-2017 12:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

New Biomarker Found for Group of Rare Metabolic Diseases

A newly discovered biomarker associated with a rare metabolic disorder may facilitate better diagnosis and identification of new drugs for clinical trials for the disease. Development of treatments for the neurological symptoms of MPS, a family of...
7-Aug-2017 4:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Ninety-Seven Percent of Insurance Denials in Pediatric Proton Patients Overturned on Appeal

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nsurance companies end up covering proton therapy treatment for pediatric cancer patients in 97 percent of the cases they originally deny once those decisions are appealed. Researchers from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of...
7-Aug-2017 8:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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