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First Steps in Basic Process Could Be Harnessed to Make Therapeutic Cells

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Understanding the molecular signals that guide early cells in the embryo to develop into different types of organs provides insight into how tissues regenerate and repair themselves. By knowing the principles that underlie the intricate steps in...
16-Apr-2015 12:05 PM EDT

Limber Lungs: One Type of Airway Cell Can Regenerate Another Lung Cell Type

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A new collaborative study describes a way that lung tissue can regenerate after injury. The team found that lung tissue has more dexterity in repairing tissue than once thought.
13-Apr-2015 10:05 AM EDT

Penn Medicine Pain Management Study Reveals Patient Confusion about Opioid Addiction

Emergency department patients have misperceptions about opioid dependence and want more information about their pain management options, according to a new study from researchers at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania....
13-Apr-2015 9:30 AM EDT

Research Team from Penn Receives Vaccine Industry Excellence Award

The laboratory of David Weiner, PhD, received the Award for Best Academic Research Team, at the World Vaccine Congress in Washington, DC this week.
10-Apr-2015 11:05 AM EDT

Penn Study Shows Risk of Breast and Ovarian Cancer May Differ By Type of BRCA1, BRCA2 Mutation

In a study involving more than 31,000 women with cancer-causing mutations in the BRCA1 or BRCA2 genes, researchers at The Basser Center for BRCA, the Abramson Cancer Center, and the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania...
6-Apr-2015 4:00 PM EDT

Penn Medicine Researchers “Smell” New Receptors that Could Underlie the Many Actions of the Anesthetic Drug Ketamine

Penn Medicine researchers are continuing their work in trying to understand the mechanisms through which anesthetics work to elicit the response that puts millions of Americans to sleep for surgeries each day. Their most recent study looked at...
1-Apr-2015 2:05 PM EDT

Penn Neuroscientist-Led Team is Finalist in NIH "Follow that Cell" Challenge to Fund Single Cell Biology

A team led by James Eberwine was named one of 16 finalists in the first phase of the Follow that Cell Challenge funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH).
1-Apr-2015 11:05 AM EDT

HIV Patients Experience Better Kidney Transplant Outcomes than Hepatitis C Patients

HIV (human immunodeficiency virus)-positive kidney transplant patients experienced superior outcomes when compared to kidney transplant patients with Hepatitis C and those infected with both HIV and Hepatitis C, according to a study led by...
31-Mar-2015 9:00 AM EDT

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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

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

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