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Genomes of Ape Parasites Reveal Origin and Evolution of Leading Cause of Malaria Outside of Africa

The genome sequences of ape parasites related to Plasmodium vivax, the main source of mosquito-borne malaria outside Africa, provide insights on the origin and early evolution of the human parasite. This finding could have implications for better...
17-Aug-2018 11:30 AM EDT Add to Favorites

First Mouse Model to Mimic Lung Disease Could Speed Discovery of More Effective Treatments

A team of researchers from Penn Medicine has developed the first mouse model with an IPF-associated mutation, which induces scarring and other damage similar to what is observed in humans suffering from the condition.
15-Aug-2018 4:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Penn Medicine’s Carl June Receives 2018 Albany Prize

Carl June, MD, a gene therapy pioneer at the Abramson Cancer Center of the University of Pennsylvania, will receive the 2018 Albany Medical Center Prize in Medicine and Biomedical Research.
15-Aug-2018 8:50 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Alarming” Diabetes Epidemic in Guatemala Tied to Aging, Not Obesity

The diabetes epidemic in Guatemala is worse than previously thought: more than 25 percent of its indigenous people, who make up 60 percent of the population, suffer from type 2 diabetes or pre-diabetes, suggests a new study published in PLOS One...
14-Aug-2018 8:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Drugs in Development for Cancer May Also Fight Brain Diseases, including ALS

A class of cancer drugs called PARP inhibitors could be useful for treating and preventing brain disorders, including ALS (Lou Gehrig’s disease) and some forms of frontotemporal degeneration, by halting the misplacement of specific proteins that...
8-Aug-2018 5:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Penn Medicine’s Commitment to Encouraging Healthy Lifestyles for Patients and Staff Now Extends to Food and Beverages

Sodas, sports drinks, sweetened juices, fast food and grab-and-go vending machine snacks are staples of many American diets, and this fare has become a major contributor to obesity and chronic disease across the nation. In fact, according to the...
9-Aug-2018 9:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Inaugural Class of the Michael Brown Penn-GSK Postdoctoral Fellowship Award Program Commence Unique Collaborative Training

Four Penn Medicine postdoctoral trainees have been awarded three-year fellowships through a newly established program, the Michael Brown Penn-GSK Postdoctoral Fellowship Award Program from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of...
8-Aug-2018 5:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Penn Biomedical Graduate Studies Program Receives $2 Million Gift from the Blavatnik Family Foundation to Support Scientists in Training

The Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania has received a $2 million gift from the Blavatnik Family Foundation to establish the Blavatnik Family Fellowship in Biomedical Research in the Penn Biomedical Graduate Studies (BGS)...
8-Aug-2018 5:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites


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