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Connecting Sleep Deficits in Young Fruitflies to Disruption in Mating Later in Life

Mom always said you need your sleep, and it turns out, she was right. Lack of sleep in young fruit flies profoundly diminishes their ability to do one thing they do really, really well – make more flies.
4/16/2014 11:00 AM EDT

Daniel J. Rader, MD, Named as Chair of the Department of Genetics at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania


Daniel J. Rader, MD, a widely recognized international leader in the human genetics of lipoprotein biology and cardiovascular disease, has been named the new chair of the Department of Genetics in the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of...
4/16/2014 2:00 PM EDT

Shared Decision Making Improves Patient Satisfaction During Radiation Therapy, May Help Alleviate Anxiety, Depression


Taking an active role in their radiation treatment decisions leaves cancer patients feeling more satisfied with their care, and may even relieve psychological distress around the experience.
4/14/2014 2:00 PM EDT

Penn Researchers Determine Mechanism by Which Lung Function is Regulated in Rare Disease Known As Birt-Hogg-Dube Syndrome

Researchers at Penn Medicine have discovered that the tumor suppressor gene folliculin (FLCN) is essential to normal lung function in patients with the rare disease Birt-Hogg-Dube (BHD) syndrome, a genetic disorder that affects the lungs, skin and...
4/9/2014 12:00 PM EDT

Two Penn Researchers Receive Prestigious National Award for Breakthroughs in Cardiovascular Science

Two researchers from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania and the Penn Cardiovascular Institute (CVI) are among the 2014 recipients of the prestigious Clinical Research Achievement Award for their work in cardiovascular...
4/10/2014 10:30 AM EDT

Penn Medicine Physician to Co-Lead Stand Up to Cancer "Dream Team" to Fight Pancreatic Cancer

Robert Vonderheide, MD, DPhil, the Hanna Wise Professor in Cancer Research at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, will be a co-leader on the recently announced Stand Up To Cancer (SU2C)-Lustgarten Foundation...
4/8/2014 9:15 AM EDT

Policy Changes Urgently Needed as Millions of Americans to Start Receiving Early Label of Alzheimer's Disease

How will we, as individuals, and a society, live with brains at risk for Alzheimer's disease dementia? As part of Health Affairs’ April issue, a theme issue focusing on Alzheimer’s, a neurodegenerative disease ethicist and clinician with the...
4/7/2014 4:00 PM EDT

Symposium on Cellular Reprogramming to be Held at Penn Medicine

The University of Pennsylvania’s Institute for Regenerative Medicine will host a symposium on Friday, April 11, 2014 to detail the progress researchers are making toward reprogramming human cells to treat a variety of diseases.
4/7/2014 4:00 PM EDT

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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...
2/6/2014 3:00 PM EST

Penn Medicine Surgeons Available to Discuss the Robotic Surgery Dr. Drew Chose to Treat His Prostate Cancer

9/25/2013 3:40 PM EDT

Penn Medicine Experts Available for Comment on Latest Research at SLEEP 2013

5/28/2013 11:00 AM EDT

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

6/27/2012 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...
5/2/2011 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...
2/2/2010 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...
8/22/2008 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...
8/22/2008 1:00 PM EDT

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