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Penn Launches Trial to Evaluate Hydroxychloroquine to Treat, Prevent COVID-19

A new trial led by the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania will evaluate whether the drug hydroxychloroquine (HCQ) can benefit people infected with COVID-19, as well as whether taking the drug preventatively may help...
6-Apr-2020 9:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Penn Establishes Center to Accelerate Coronavirus Research

Penn Medicine has established a new center to help expand and accelerate research related to the novel coronavirus, SARS-CoV-2, that causes the respiratory illness known as COVID-19.The center aims to advance research to support the development of...
25-Mar-2020 6:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

CAR Macrophages Go Beyond T Cells to Fight Solid Tumors

Penn Medicine research shows genetically engineering macrophages – an immune cell that eats invaders in the body – could be the key to unlocking cellular therapies that effectively target solid tumors
23-Mar-2020 9:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Penn Medicine Announces Appointment of Daniel Yoshor, MD, as Chair of the Department of Neurosurgery

Daniel Yoshor, MD, has been named chair of the department of Neurosurgery in the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania and vice president of Clinical Integration and Innovation for the University of Pennsylvania Health System.
23-Mar-2020 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

How “Pioneer” Protein Turns Stem Cells into Organs

Early on in each cell, a critical protein known as FoxA2 simultaneously binds to both the chromosomal proteins and the DNA, opening the flood gates for gene activation, according to a new study led by researchers in the Perelman School of Medicine...
18-Mar-2020 1:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Penn’s Perelman School of Medicine Ranked 3rd Best Medical School in the United States

The Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania has been ranked #3 among the nation’s medical schools, marking 23 consecutive years the school garnered honors among the top 10 research-oriented medical schools.
17-Mar-2020 2:30 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Reducing Kidney Failure Rate Among Patients with Diabetic Kidney Disease

Now, as part of an effort to reduce the rate of patients with diabetic kidney disease who develop kidney failure, researchers at Penn Medicine are spearheading a collaboration to better understand the progression of DKD and advance research aimed at...
12-Mar-2020 4:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Facebook Users Change Their Language Before an Emergency Hospital Visit

The language in Facebook posts becomes less formal and invokes family more often in the lead-up to an emergency room visit.
6-Mar-2020 9:50 AM EST Add to Favorites

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