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Breaking Down Cancer Cell Defenses

The mistaken activation of certain cell-surface receptors contributes to a variety of human cancers. Knowing more about the activation process has led researchers to be able to induce greater vulnerability by cancer cells to an existing first-line...
20-May-2016 2:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Rhythm Of "Detox" and Feeding Genes in Fruitflies and Mice Coordinated by Neuropeptide

A 24-hour rhythm of cellular detoxification in flies and mammals is coordinated by a neuropeptide that also drives feeding in both organisms. Many detoxification genes are expressed with a circadian rhythm in the mouse liver and in the fruitfly...
18-May-2016 2:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Broader Definition of “Severe Maternal Morbidity” Could Identify Women at Risk for Pregnancy Complications Earlier, Penn Study Finds

a new study suggests that widespread adoption of an expanded definition of SMM could identify more at-risk patients, leading to improved care and lives saved. The study is one of two on the topic of SMM being presented by researchers from the...
14-May-2016 1:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Penn Study Reveals Effectiveness of Text Message-Based Remote Monitoring for Postpartum Hypertension

Text messaging could hold the key to identifying postpartum women at-risk for developing potentially life-threatening complications resulting from preeclampsia, according to a new study from researchers at the Perelman School of Medicine at the...
13-May-2016 1:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Penn Study Shows High Retention Rate for IUDs Inserted after Vaginal Delivery

Though some studies have suggested intrauterine devices (IUDs) have a tendency to be expelled when inserted immediately following vaginal childbirth, a new study shows that at least 85 percent of these devices placed after delivery are still in...
13-May-2016 9:30 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Penn Medicine Hospitals Named “Leaders in LGBT Healthcare Equality” by Human Rights Campaign in 2016 Penn Medicine Program for LGBT Health Highlighted in Healthcare Equality Index

The Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Pennsylvania Hospital, Penn Presbyterian Medical Center, and Chester County Hospital were announced among the 2016 class of the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) Foundation’s “Leader in LGBT Healthcare...
12-May-2016 2:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Changing Default Prescription Settings in Electronic Medical Records Increased Prescribing Rates of Generic Drugs, Penn Medicine Study Finds

A new study from researchers at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, found that a simple change to prescription default options in electronic medical records immediately increased generic prescribing rates from 75...
9-May-2016 3:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Blood Thinners on “as Needed” Basis Is Safe and Effective for Lowering Stroke Risk as Compared to Long-Term Use

Patients with atrial fibrillation (AF), a rapid irregular heartbeat caused by pooling blood in the heart which can lead to heart failure and stroke, are often treated with an ablation, a minimally invasive procedure used to remove the tissue which...
6-May-2016 9:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Teen Decision-Making Expert Available to Provide Insight Into Choices Being Made by Teenagers During Spring Rites of Passage - Prom, Graduation, Senior Week.


18-Apr-2016 1:05 PM EDT

Penn Medicine Zika Virus Experts Available for Interviews

2-Feb-2016 11:05 AM EST

Penn Sleep Specialist Available to Discuss How School Schedules Can Impact Sleep

28-Aug-2015 12:05 PM EDT

Dean of Penn’s Perelman School of Medicine: Precision Medicine is “Personalized, Problematic, and Promising”

- The rapidly emerging field of precision medicine is a “disruptive innovation” that offers the possibility of remarkably fine-tuned remedies to improve patient health while minimizing the risk of harmful side effects, says J. Larry Jameson,...
26-May-2015 4:00 PM EDT

Penn Medicine Experts Offer Suggestions for Nudging Children toward Healthier Food Choices

Strategies aimed at reducing childhood obesity should acknowledge individuals’ rational taste preferences and apply insights from behavioral economics to design choice architecture that increases their likelihood of success, say two...
19-Mar-2015 11:00 AM EDT

Health & Medicine at the 2014 Sochi Olympics: Penn Medicine Experts Available for Comment

Penn Medicine physicians and scientists are available for comment on a variety of topics relating to health and injury issues that Winter Olympic athletes may face. Experts are available for interviews by phone, webcam or satellite uplink from the...
6-Feb-2014 3:00 PM EST

Penn Medicine Surgeons Available to Discuss the Robotic Surgery Dr. Drew Chose to Treat His Prostate Cancer

25-Sep-2013 3:40 PM EDT

Penn Medicine Experts Available for Comment on Latest Research at SLEEP 2013

28-May-2013 11:00 AM EDT

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