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Article ID: 696554

Penn Study Reveals New Therapeutic Target for Slowing the Spread of Flu Virus

Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

Influenza A hijacks host proteins for viral RNA splicing and blocking these interactions caused replication of the virus to slow, which could point to novel strategies for antiviral therapies.

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22-Jun-2018 3:40 PM EDT
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Article ID: 696332

Overdose Risk Quintuples with Opioid and Benzodiazepine Use

Health Sciences at the University of Pittsburgh

In the first 90 days of concurrent opioid and benzodiazepine use, the risk of opioid-related overdose increases five-fold compared to opioid-only use among Medicare recipients, according to a new study from the University of Pittsburgh School of Pharmacy.

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20-Jun-2018 9:00 AM EDT
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Article ID: 696358

Police Killings of Unarmed Black Americans Affect Mental Health of Black Community

Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

Black Americans are nearly three times more likely to be killed by police than their white counterparts, with even larger disparities among those who are unarmed. The trend is also harming the mental health of the black community, according to new research published in The Lancet from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania and the Boston University School of Public Health.

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20-Jun-2018 10:35 AM EDT
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Article ID: 696471

“Antifreeze” Molecules May Stop and Reverse Damage from Brain Injuries

Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

The key to better treatments for brain injuries and disease may lie in the molecules charged with preventing the clumping of specific proteins associated with cognitive decline and other neurological problems, researchers from the Penn report in a new study published in Neurobiology of Disease.

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21-Jun-2018 1:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 696456

Calling Early-Stage Materials Innovators!

Materials Research Society (MRS)

Demonstrate your new materials technology in front of industry and investors.

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21-Jun-2018 11:05 AM EDT
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Article ID: 696424

New Study in JNCCN Raises Questions about Resource Availability at Hospitals on Weekends and Holidays

National Comprehensive Cancer Network® (NCCN®)

In new study in JNCCN - Journal of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network, Netherlands-based researchers found emergency colon cancer surgery was more likely to lead to complications if performed on a weekend, rather than a weekday.

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20-Jun-2018 4:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 696314

New Medicare Model Produces Expert Nurses to Address Shortage of Primary Care

University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing

In an article published today in the New England Journal of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania researchers call for modernizing the way Medicare pays for training nurses, and highlight a successful new model of cost-effectively training more advanced practice nurses to practice community-based primary care.

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19-Jun-2018 5:00 PM EDT
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Article ID: 696370

The Medical Minute: Ways to Promote Healthy Summer Sleep Routines for Your Family

Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center

The lazy days of summer can be peaceful and relaxing, but they can also wreak havoc on your body’s internal clock -- and throw even the most conscientious family’s sleep schedules out of whack.

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20-Jun-2018 11:05 AM EDT
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Article ID: 696353

Life-Saving Stroke Educational Program Goes Global

Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

In an effort to improve stroke recognition and reduce life-threatening pre-hospital delays worldwide, researchers at Penn Medicine created a universal stroke awareness program, Stroke 112.

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20-Jun-2018 9:00 AM EDT
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