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In Global Head-to-Head TAVR Study, Penn Medicine Completes First Procedure

Study to compare two Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR) Systems, the Medtronic Evolut™ TAVR platform with the Edwards Sapien Valve
12-Apr-2021 3:55 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Immune-stimulating Drug Before Surgery Shows Promise in Early-stage Pancreatic Cancer

For the first time, researchers led by SU2C “Dream Team” show how CD40 agonist drives an immune response to hard-to-penetrate tumors
12-Apr-2021 9:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

New Biosealant Can Stabilize Cartilage, Promote Healing After Injury

Penn Medicine researchers showed that a new hyaluronic acid hydrogel system can reinforce and seal areas of injured cartilage in animal studies
12-Apr-2021 9:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Vaccinating 3,000 People in 3 Saturdays: An Approach to Covid-19 Vaccination Equity for Black Neighborhoods

Nationwide, the rollout for the COVID-19 vaccine has been inequitable, with white individuals being vaccinated at higher rates compared to Black individuals.
12-Apr-2021 3:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Medication Access for Opioid Use Disorder Lower Among Those Involved with Criminal Justice System

Among people with opioid use disorder (OUD), more than half have reported contact with the criminal justice system. A new study published today in Health Affairs reveals that Medicaid expansion is associated with substantial improvements in access...
1-Apr-2021 2:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Urgent Care Centers Deter Some Emergency Department Visits, But Costs Remain High

A study published today in Health Affairs documents for the first time that urgent care centers are associated with increased spending for lower-acuity visits across EDs and urgent care centers. Urgent care centers increase the number of people...
1-Apr-2021 3:10 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Mysterious “Nuclear Speckle” Structures Inside Cells Enhance Gene Activity, May Help Block Cancers

A team led by scientists at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania has illuminated the functions of mysterious structures in cells called “nuclear speckles,” showing that they can work in partnership with a key protein...
5-Apr-2021 9:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Penn Launches Region’s First Interdisciplinary Center Focused on Treating Nerve Disorders

Today, Penn Medicine launches the Penn Nerve Center, which unites experts across disciplines to offer expert diagnosis and cutting-edge treatment for a wide range of nerve conditions including traumatic nerve injuries, nerve entrapment, nerve...
1-Apr-2021 2:35 PM EDT Add to Favorites


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