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Penn Medicine to Develop the Next Generation of Viral Vectors -- called AAV 3.0™ -- for Gene Therapies and Genome Editing

The Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania has launched a program, called AAV 3.0™, to create new viral vectors to find quicker and better treatments for an array of diseases. James M. Wilson, MD, PhD, a professor of...
29-Jun-2016 12:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Penn Orphan Disease Center Names Director of Neurogenetics and Grant Program Awardees for Rare Genetic Disorder

Ashley R. Winslow, PhD, has been named director of Neurogenetics for the Orphan Disease Center at Penn. Winslow will direct the ODC’s Program of Excellence in CDKL5 deficiency, a rare X-chromosome-linked genetic disorder that causes severe...
28-Jun-2016 1:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Novel Lipid Lowering Medication Improves Blood Sugar Control in Type 2 Diabetes

Volanesorsen, an experimental lipid-lowering medication, improved insulin sensitivity and glucose control by significantly decreasing patients’ overall hemoglobin A1c – the standard clinical measurement of blood glucose levels for diabetics –...
28-Jun-2016 9:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Penn-CHOP Named CDC Prevention Epicenter Site

The Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania and The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia have been awarded over $5 million to serve as a U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Prevention Epicenter site to help...
27-Jun-2016 4:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

State Medical Home Initiative Slashes Healthcare Costs for Complex Medicaid Patients

Providing Medicaid patients with a primary care “medical home” cut costs of their care by as much as $4,100 a year and lowered their number of doctors visits and hospitalizations, according to a Perelman School of Medicine-led study published...
27-Jun-2016 9:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Penn Medicine’s Raymond R. Townsend, MD, Director of the Hypertension Program, Receives Physician of the Year Award From the American Heart Association

Raymond R. Townsend, MD, director of the Hypertension Program and a professor of Medicine in Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, has been named the 2016 Physician of the Year Award of the American Heart Association (AHA).
22-Jun-2016 3:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Penn Medicine Team and Collaborators Receive NIH Award to Launch Genomics Center on Alzheimer's Disease

A five-year, projected $10.8 million award from the National Institute on Aging will establish the Coordinating Center for Genetics and Genomics of Alzheimer’s Disease, a joint venture of researchers from the Perelman School of Medicine at the...
22-Jun-2016 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Perelman School of Medicine Student Named 2016 Tillman Scholar

PHILADELPHIA — U.S. Air Force veteran Jonathan Wood, a student pursuing a joint degree in medicine and business administration from the Perelman School of Medicine (PSOM) and the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania has been named a...
16-Jun-2016 3:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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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

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

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

28-May-2013 11:00 AM EDT

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