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Drug/Catheter Combination for Labor Induction Could Save Women 2.4 Million Hours of Labor Annually, Penn Study Shows

Labor induction is one of the most common medical procedures in the world, with nearly one-quarter of women who deliver in the U.S. undergoing the procedure each year (totaling roughly 1 million). Despite its widespread use, labor induction is...
5-Dec-2016 10:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

Penn Medicine and Children's Hospital of Philadelphia Researchers to Present Findings of Personalized Cellular Therapies

Researchers from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania and The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) will present the latest advances from their studies of personalized cellular therapies for blood cancers during...
2-Dec-2016 1:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Disabling Critical "Node" Revs Up Attack When Cancer Immunotherapies Fall Short

PHILADELPHIA—An existing drug known as a JAK inhibitor may help patients who don’t respond to the so-called checkpoint inhibitor immunotherapy drugs overcome that resistance, suggests a new preclinical study published online in Cell today by...
1-Dec-2016 11:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

With Promising Results From Emerging Therapies, Penn Research Yields Fresh Hope for Treatment of Rare Disease AL Amyloidosis

Two new treatments are showing promise and overall survival is on the rise for AL amyloidosis, according to a series of studies involving researchers in the Abramson Cancer Center and the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of...
1-Dec-2016 9:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

Penn Scientists Use CRISPR for First Time to Correct Clotting in Newborn and Adult Mice

CRISPR/Cas9, a powerful genome editing tool, is showing promise for efficient correction of disease-causing mutations. For the first time, researchers have developed a dual gene therapy approach to deliver key components of a CRISPR/Cas9-mediated...
30-Nov-2016 11:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

Preventative Antibiotics Could Prevent C. Diff Among Stem Cell Transplant Patients, Penn Study Finds

It may be possible to safely prevent one of the most common – and costly to treat – infections contracted by hospitalized patients undergoing bone marrow transplantation for the treatment of blood cancers, according to a study from the Abramson...
28-Nov-2016 11:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

Penn Medicine Clinician Insights Reveal Path to High-Value Care in Newly Funded Innovation Projects

Penn Medicine has announced funding for five new projects through the Innovation Accelerator Program, many of which feature new tools and platforms for integrating care and improving patient outcomes. Penn Medicine’s Innovation Accelerator...
23-Nov-2016 9:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

Yogic Breathing Helps Fight Major Depression, Penn Study Shows

A breathing-based meditation practice known as Sudarshan Kriya yoga helped alleviate severe depression in people who did not fully respond to antidepressant treatments, reports a new study published today in the Journal of Clinical Psychiatry from...
22-Nov-2016 1:15 PM EST Add to Favorites

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Health & Medicine at the 2016 Rio De Janeiro Olympics: Penn Medicine Experts Available for Comment

17-Aug-2016 2:05 PM EDT

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

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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

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