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Penn Researchers Unwind the Mysteries of the Cellular Clock


Underlying circadian rhythms is a clock built of transcription factors that control the oscillation of genes, serving as the wheels and springs of the clock. But, how does a single clock keep time in multiple phases at once? A genome-wide survey...
20-Nov-2014 9:55 AM EST

Physicians Prescribe Less Brand Name Drugs When Electronic Health Record Default Settings Show Generics First

Programming electronic health records to make generic drugs the default choice when physicians write prescriptions may offer one way to reduce unnecessary spending and improve health care value in the face of spiraling U.S. health expenditures,...
16-Nov-2014 10:10 PM EST

Penn Study Shows Bed Bugs Can Transmit Parasite that Causes Chagas Disease


A new study from Penn Medicine researchers in the Center for Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics demonstrated that bed bugs, like the triatomines, can transmit Trypanosoma cruzi, the parasite that causes Chagas disease, one of the most prevalent...
13-Nov-2014 10:00 AM EST

Penn Study Examines Patients’ Perspectives on Deactivation of Implantable Defibrillatorsin End-of-Life Scenarios

Most patients with implantable cardioverter defibrillators (ICDs)—small devices placed in a person’s chest to help treat irregular heartbeats with electrical pulses, or shocks—haven’t thought about device deactivation if they were to develop...
17-Nov-2014 4:00 PM EST

No Racial Disparities Observed in Development of Atrial Fibrillation Among Heart Failure Patients, According to Penn Medicine Study

lack patients who have been diagnosed with heart failure are no less likely than white patients to get atrial fibrillation (an irregular heartbeat, or arrhythmia), according to a new study led by researchers in the Perelman School of Medicine at the...
17-Nov-2014 3:00 PM EST

Lay Bystanders in Higher Income Pennsylvania Counties More Likely to Perform CPR When Witnessing a Cardiac Arrest

Members of the public in counties with higher median household incomes are more likely to step into action to perform cardiopulmonary resuscitation, or CPR, when they witness someone have a cardiac arrest, according to a new study led by researchers...
16-Nov-2014 9:00 AM EST

Growth of Digital Pharmaceutical Marketing Tactics Targeting Physicians Requires New Industry Standards, According to Penn Researchers

A new perspective piece in The New England Journal of Medicine, written by health policy researchers at the University of Pennsylvania’s Perelman School of Medicine and Leonard Davis Institute of Health Economics, describes various digital...
10-Nov-2014 2:20 PM EST

Classification of Gene Mutations in a Children’s Cancer May Point to Improved Treatments

Oncology researchers studying gene mutations in the childhood cancer neuroblastoma are refining their diagnostic tools to predict which patients are more likely to respond to drugs called ALK inhibitors that target such mutations. Removing some of...
7-Nov-2014 2:00 PM EST

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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

Key Answers for Healthcare Reform

Judd Hollander, MD, Professor and Clinical Research Director in the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine Department of Emergency Medicine, can share insights on the ways in which new technologies may both improve health care delivery and...
22-Aug-2008 1:00 PM EDT

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