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Penn Researchers Call for Better Laws Covering Patient Incentives to Improve Care

Current federal anti-kickback laws prohibit pharmaceutical companies and providers from bribing patients to seek their goods and services. Unfortunately, the laws also prevent hospitals from offering services that could potentially benefit patients,...
21-Mar-2017 4:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Penn AIDS Researcher Receives $16.3 Million from NIAID to Hasten HIV Vaccine Development

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Building on earlier work in designing chimeric human-simian immunodeficiency viruses (SHIVs) that serve as a model of HIV infection of humans, George M. Shaw, MD, PhD, a professor of Hematology/Oncology and Microbiology in the Perelman School of...
22-Mar-2017 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Penn Neuroscientist Receives Scientific Innovations Award from the Brain Research Foundation

University of Pennsylvania, has received the 2017 Scientific Innovations Award from the Chicago-based Brain Research Foundation, which supports research for preventing and treating neurological diseases.
21-Mar-2017 4:55 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Penn Researchers Discover Test for Earlier Detection of Transplant Rejection

Researchers at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania have discovered a method that appears to provide earlier warning of organ transplant rejection compared to standard methods, and requires only a blood test rather than...
20-Mar-2017 4:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Pembrolizumab Shows Promise in Treatment of Mesothelioma

Pembrolizumab, an antibody drug already used to treat other forms of cancer, can be effective in the treatment of the most common form of mesothelioma, according to a new study led by investigators from the Perelman School of Medicine at the...
20-Mar-2017 10:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

High-Risk Pulmonary Embolism Patients Often Go Without Most Effective Treatments

A typical intervention for PE patients includes anticoagulants in an effort to prevent migration of the blood clot, but the higher-risk PE population – about 30 percent of all PE patients – are potential candidates for catheter-directed...
16-Mar-2017 10:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Regina Cunningham Appointed CEO of the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania

“Regina’s ability to lead across many areas and her deep understanding of hospital operations, especially the role of nursing, were key factors in this appointment,” said University of Pennsylvania Health System (UPHS) CEO Ralph W. Muller. ...
17-Mar-2017 3:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Atrial Fibrillation Patients May Safely Discontinue Blood Thinners After Successful Ablation

For patients with persistent AF or those who are at high risk for recurring AF, catheter ablation – a minimally invasive procedure in which the areas of the heart causing the irregularity are cauterized – is recommended, followed most often by...
16-Mar-2017 10:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Our Experts on Newswise

Greater Insight Into Basic Biology of Pain Will Reveal Non-Addictive Remedies, Say Penn Experts

The U.S. medical community needs a better understanding of the biology of pain and how it plays out in individuals to be able to combat the national epidemic of addiction to painkillers.
9-Mar-2017 2:05 PM EST

Dr. Anil Rustgi, Chief of the Division of Gastroenterology in the Perelman School of Medicine, Is Available for Interviews on Rising Colorectal Cancer Rates Among Millennials and Gen Xers

1-Mar-2017 12:05 PM EST

Dr. O'Brien, the Vice-Chair of Psychiatry at Penn Medicine, Is Available for Interviews on Drug Addiction and the Neurobiology of Relapse

24-Feb-2017 3:05 PM EST

Is Running Really Good for the Heart?

From the Broad Street Run here in Philadelphia to the Cherry Blossom 10-mile run in Washington, DC, and others across the country and overseas, running season is just around the corner! And for many people, from avid runners to weekend warriors,...
13-Feb-2017 11:00 AM EST

Linking Human Genome Sequences to Health Data Will Change Clinical Medicine, Says Penn Expert

The value of intersecting the sequencing of individuals’ exomes (all expressed genes) or full genomes to find rare genetic variants -- on a large scale -- with their detailed electronic health record (EHR) information has “myriad benefits,...
22-Dec-2016 4:05 PM EST

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

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