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Proton Therapy for Lung Cancer May Help Reduce Risk of Heart Diseases

Treating lung cancer patients with proton therapy may help reduce the risk of radiation-induced heart diseases.
22-Oct-2020 8:35 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Media’s Reporting on Gun Violence Does Not Reflect Reality, Study Finds

When looking at media reports in three cities, half of victims were covered in the news, but a disproportionate amount of attention was given to less common circumstances and victims
19-Oct-2020 12:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Magnetic Field and Hydrogels Could Be Used to Grow New Cartilage

Instead of using synthetic materials, Penn Medicine study shows magnets could be used to arrange cells to grow new tissues
19-Oct-2020 11:30 AM EDT Add to Favorites

What Fuels the Beating Heart? Study Reveals Nutrients Used by Normal and Failing Hearts

A team led by Penn scientists produced a detailed picture of fuel and nutrient use by the human heart. The study was the first of its kind, involving the simultaneous sampling of blood from different parts of the circulatory system in dozens of...
15-Oct-2020 2:40 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Nudges Combined with Machine Learning Triples Advanced Care Conversations Among Patients with Cancer

An electronic nudge to clinicians—triggered by an algorithm that used machine learning methods to flag patients with cancer who would most benefit from a conversation around end-of-life goals—tripled the rate of those discussions.
13-Oct-2020 4:55 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Workplace Wellness Programs Could Improve If More Personalized, Study Shows

In a program that used three different types of behavioral nudges, a study showed significantly different results for people with different personal and psychological characteristics
9-Oct-2020 1:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Penn Medicine Researchers Use Artificial Intelligence to ‘Redefine’ Alzheimer’s Disease

With a $17.8 million grant from the National Institute on Aging at the National Institutes of Health, researchers in the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania will collaborate with 11 research centers to determine more...
14-Oct-2020 10:10 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Penn Medicine Scientists Engineer Bacteria-Killing Molecules from Wasp Venom

A team led by Penn Medicine has engineered powerful new antimicrobial molecules from toxic proteins found in wasp venom. The team hopes to develop the molecules into new bacteria-killing drugs, an important advancement considering increasing numbers...
12-Oct-2020 4:45 PM EDT Add to Favorites


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