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Penn Wissahickon Hospice and Caring Way Earn the Circle of Life Award® from American Hospital Association for Innovative Palliative and End-of-Life Care

PHILADELPHIA – Penn Wissahickon Hospice and Caring Way received the Circle of Life® award from the American Hospital Association (AHA) for expanding the reach of innovative palliative and end-of-life care to the community. Penn was among three...
17-Jul-2018 11:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites


Why Randomized Trials for Proton Therapy Are Difficult to Complete (And What We Can Do About It)

Commercial insurance medical policies that do not cover treatment with proton therapy can make it difficult for patients to participate in randomized clinical trials funded by the NCI, part of the National Institutes of Health, that are evaluating...
11-Jul-2018 12:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Aspirin Desensitization Improves Alcohol-Induced Allergies in Patients with Underlying Respiratory Disease

Patients who suffer from Aspirin Exacerbated Respiratory Disease (AERD) often experience an additional allergic reaction when drinking alcohol, including nasal congestion, wheezing, and a runny nose. Now a new study led by researchers in the...
10-Jul-2018 9:20 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Study Finds Mutation Driving Deadlier Brain Tumors and Potential Therapy to Stop It

A poorly understood mutation in the brain cancer glioblastoma (GBM) is now being implicated for the first time as the driver of rare but deadlier cases of the disease, a team of researchers from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of...
6-Jul-2018 11:30 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Genome Editing Reduces Cholesterol in Large Animal Model, Laying the Groundwork for In-Human Trials

Using genome editing to inactivate a protein called PCSK9 effectively reduces cholesterol levels in rhesus macaques, the first demonstration of a clinically relevant reduction of gene expression in a large animal model using genome editing. This...
5-Jul-2018 1:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites


Penn’s Brian Capell, MD, PhD, Wins Damon Runyon Clinical Investigator Award

Brian C. Capell, MD, PhD, an assistant professor of Dermatology in the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, a core faculty member of the Penn Epigenetics Institute, and a member of the Abramson Cancer Center, has been...
9-Jul-2018 12:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Tales from the Ward

As the roles for telemedicine, robotics, and even augmented reality in medicine expand, some researchers are focusing on making sure conversation and storytelling - tools and skills that have been around since the beginning of time - still play a...
6-Jul-2018 9:50 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Rethinking Neurodegenerative Disease Treatment: Target Multiple Pathological Proteins, Not Just One

Nearly all major neurodegenerative diseases are defined by the presence of one of four proteins that have gone rogue. As such, investigational drugs aimed at preventing or slowing the disease often hone in on just one of these proteins. However,...
5-Jul-2018 9:20 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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