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Being Older Helps Skin Heal with Less Scarring, and Now Researchers Know Why

A compound secreted in the bloodstream could be the key factor that causes wounds in older people to heal with less scarring than in younger people.
25-Sep-2018 11:55 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Prosthetic Valve Mismatches Common in Transcatheter Valve Replacement Procedure, Increasing Risk of Death

In the largest multi-institutional study to date, led by researchers from Penn Medicine, the team found that among patients who underwent a transcatheter aortic valve replacement, a high number experienced severe and moderate cases of...
23-Sep-2018 4:15 PM EDT Add to Favorites

DNA Vaccine Leads to Immune Responses in HPV-Related Head and Neck Cancer

A therapeutic vaccine can boost antibodies and T cells, helping them infiltrate tumors and fight off human papillomavirus (HPV)-related head and neck cancer. Researchers from the Abramson Cancer Center of the University of Pennsylvania tested the...
20-Sep-2018 12:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

U.S. Hospitals Remain Vigilant to Ensure Adequate Drug Supplies Amid Hurricane Florence

Hurricane Florence made landfall in North and South Carolina days ago, but Penn Medicine Hospitals and other facilities nationwide have planned for weeks to adapt to expected drug shortages associated with its path of destruction.
20-Sep-2018 5:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

For Transplant Candidates, Virtual Classroom Brings Education to the Learner

Higher education deeply values online learning, but a lung transplant coordinator is now teaching a virtual class that allows the personal caregivers of patients to learn all about their role - and make the patient eligible for the wait list.
19-Sep-2018 8:25 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Penn Medicine Researchers Receive $18 Million Grant for the Tobacco Center of Regulatory Science

A new $18 million grant to Penn Medicine researchers will allow them to take aim at the effects of tobacco marketing. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and National Institutes of Health (NIH) have renewed their commitment to the Tobacco...
18-Sep-2018 3:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Penn Medicine, Grand View Health Announce Alliance

he University of Pennsylvania Health System and Grand View Health have announced a new alliance focused on the development of joint clinical care programs to improve health care for people in Bucks and Montgomery counties and the surrounding areas.
18-Sep-2018 9:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Flu Vaccination Rates in Clinics Drop as Day Progresses, but Computerized Nudges Help Give Them a Boost, Penn Study Finds

– Primary care clinics experienced a significant decline in influenza vaccinations as the day progressed, researchers from Penn Medicine report in a new study published in JAMA Open Network. However, “nudging” clinical staff to order vaccines...
12-Sep-2018 2:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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