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Making Gene Therapy Delivery Safer and More Efficient

Viral vectors used to deliver gene therapies undergo spontaneous changes during manufacturing which affects their structure and function. As gene therapy approaches become more common for treating disease, managing consistency of the molecular...
19-Oct-2018 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Cancer Patients Can Now Use Skin Creams During Radiation Therapy

Contrary to the advice most cancer patients receive when they go through radiation treatment, topical skin treatments, unless applied very heavily, do not increase the radiation dose to the skin and can be used in moderation before daily radiation...
16-Oct-2018 10:30 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Linguistic Red Flags from Facebook Posts can Predict Future Depression Diagnoses

Research from the Penn Medicine Center for Digital Health and the World Well-Being Project marries social media data with medical-outcomes data for the first time.
11-Oct-2018 4:50 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Climbing Out of the Anesthetic Abyss

Despite thousands of surgeries taking place each day in the U.S., researchers still don’t know which areas of the brain are responsible for transitioning into unconsciousness and back. Ongoing research at Penn Medicine is looking to find the...
11-Oct-2018 4:25 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Blood Test Identifies More Treatable Cancer Mutations Than Tissue Biopsy Alone

In one of the largest clinical studies to ever examine the impact of using a blood test to detect treatable mutations in non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC), researchers from the Abramson Cancer Center of the University of Pennsylvania found that...
10-Oct-2018 8:30 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Penn Medicine Launches Initiative to Transform Electronic Health Record Systems

Doctors, nurses and clinical staff will lead efforts to transform the electronic health records at Penn Medicine, recognizing them as a tool just as important as scalpels to modern health care delivery.
10-Oct-2018 10:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Guided by CRISPR, Prenatal Gene Editing Shows Proof-of-Concept in Treating Congenital Disease before Birth

For the first time, scientists have performed prenatal gene editing to prevent a lethal metabolic disorder in laboratory animals, offering the potential to treat human congenital diseases before birth.
5-Oct-2018 12:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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There’s a Better Way to Decipher DNA’s Epigenetic Code to Identify Disease

A new method for sequencing the chemical groups attached to the surface of DNA is paving the way for better detection of cancer and other diseases in the blood.
5-Oct-2018 2:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites


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