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Most NFL Players with Injuries to the Midfoot Return to Game Action

- Nearly 93 percent of National Football League (NFL) athletes who sustained traumatic injuries to the midfoot returned to competition less than 15 months after injury and with no statistically significant decrease in performance, according to new...
25-Mar-2015 2:00 PM EDT

Roseroot Herb Shows Promise as Potential Depression Treatment Option

Rhodiola rosea (R. rosea), or roseroot, may be a beneficial treatment option for major depressive disorder (MDD), according to results of a study in the journal Phytomedicine led by Jun J. Mao, MD, MSCE, associate professor of Family Medicine,...
26-Mar-2015 10:05 AM EDT

Penn Medicine Experts Unveil Two New Ways to Identify Joint Replacement Patients at Risk for Post-Operative Complications

Orthopedic surgeons from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania have developed two new prediction tools aimed at identifying total hip and knee replacement patients who are at-risk of developing serious complications after...
25-Mar-2015 2:05 PM EDT

In Debated Surgical Procedure, Technique Trumps Technology

A team of Penn Medicine orthopedic surgeons has found that modern technology for healing distal femur fractures is as safe and effective as its more established alternative, without a potential shortfall of the older approach. . The findings are...
25-Mar-2015 1:05 PM EDT

Genomewide Screen of Learning in Zebrafish Identifies Enzyme Important in Neural Circuit

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Researchers describe the first set of genes important in learning in a zebrafish model. Using an in-depth analysis of one of these genes they found an important relevant signaling pathway. The proteins in this pathway could provide new insights into...
23-Mar-2015 10:05 AM EDT

Penn Medicine Researchers Pinpoint Potential New Drug Target for Protection against Certain Neurodegenerative Diseases

Penn Medicine researchers have discovered that hypermethylation - the epigenetic ability to turn down or turn off a bad gene implicated in 10 to 30 percent of patients with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) and Frontotemporal Degeneration (FTD) -...
19-Mar-2015 4:05 PM EDT

Penn Medicine Study Finds Being Near Greened Vacant Lots Lowers Heart Rates

Greening vacant lots may be associated with biologic reductions in stress, according to a new study from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania. Residents who walked near newly greened vacant lots had significantly lower...
18-Mar-2015 3:00 PM EDT

Penn Researchers Describe New Approach to Promote Regeneration of Heart Tissue

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The heart tissue of mammals has limited capacity to regenerate after an injury such as a heart attack, in part due to the inability to reactivate a cardiac muscle cell and proliferation program. A team has now shown that a subset of microRNAs is...
17-Mar-2015 2:00 PM EDT

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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

Penn Health Policy Experts to Convene for Discussion on SCOTUS Ruling; Interviews Available

27-Jun-2012 4:20 PM EDT

Physicians Presenting, Moderating and Available for Expert Commentary at American Transplant Congress 2011 Meeting

Penn Transplant Institute/University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine faculty are presenting research findings and moderating sessions on the lateast advances in transplant medicine. The American Transplant Congress keynote speaker (May 4th) this...
2-May-2011 12:15 PM EDT

Expert Advisory: Penn Medicine Experts Available for Vancouver Olympics Coverage

Experts from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine are available to offer expert medical insight and commentary during the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver on issues ranging from the effects of performance enhancing drugs to concerns...
2-Feb-2010 4:50 PM EST

Pioneer Program to Combat Healthcare Disparities

As the 2008 presidential election draws nearer, debate continues over immigration and health care reform. Meanwhile, U.S. doctors must find innovative, cost-effective ways to care for these new Americans. A national authority on health care concerns...
22-Aug-2008 1:00 PM EDT

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