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Molecules Maintain Equilibrium Between Fighting Infection, Inflammatory Havoc

Special RNA molecules called long non-coding RNAs (lncRNAs) are key controllers for maintaining immune health when fighting infection or preventing inflammatory disorders.
24-Aug-2016 2:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Fourth Annual Basser Global Prize Awarded to Canadian Women’s Cancer Geneticist Steven Narod


The Basser Center for BRCA at Penn’s Abramson Cancer Center has announced the recipient of the 2016 Basser Global Prize. The honor will go to cancer geneticist Steven Narod, MD, FRCPC, PhD (hon), FRSC, director of the Familial Breast Cancer...
23-Aug-2016 5:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Penn Medicine Researchers Predict Sudden Cardiac Death Risk

PHILADELPHIA — Each year more than 300,000 Americans will succumb to out-of-hospital sudden cardiac death (SCD) – the immediate and unexpected cessation of the heart’s ability to function properly – one of the leading causes of death in the...
23-Aug-2016 12:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

The Memory Café: A “Safe” Place to Socialize


At a recent event at the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology, members of the Memory Café, a program created by the Penn Memory Center exclusively for patients with memory problems, sat around four tables, each with...
22-Aug-2016 2:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Of Mice and Muscles


Penn has a long history of muscle research, much of which is relevant to Olympic-level athletes and their abilities. As the Rio Olympic Games approach, many armchair spectators of the Games may be wondering: How do those athletes endure their...
17-Aug-2016 3:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Helper Molecule Reverses Degeneration of Muscle in Mouse Model of Tissue Aging, Wasting


Maintaining proper levels of an essential helper molecule is crucial for optimal muscle function. Some athletes are already taking supplements to increase synthesis of this compound, called NAD, with the hopes of reversing the natural decay...
2-Aug-2016 2:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Studies in Humans and Animals Show Link Between GALNT2 Gene and Levels of HDL Cholesterol

Researchers have uncovered how genes identified from genome-wide association studies (GWAS) affect high-density lipoprotein cholesterol (HDL-C), a biomarker of cardiovascular disease, after comparing several animal models with human patient data. A...
8-Aug-2016 4:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

In Sync: Simultaneous Prescription Refills Boosts Medication Adherence, Penn Study Shows

Programs aimed at helping patients adhere to prescription medication regimens have become an area of interest for researchers as nearly half of patients do not take medications as prescribed. In a new study, researchers at the Perelman School of...
8-Aug-2016 11:30 AM EDT 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.


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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