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Penn Launches Region’s First Center for Translational Neuromodulation

The Penn Brain Science, Translation, Innovation, and Modulation (brainSTIM) Center brings together a team of leading neuroscientists, neurologists, psychiatrists, psychologists, and engineers at Penn using neuromodulation techniques to research,...
1-Jul-2020 9:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

The Gut Shields the Liver from Fructose-Induced Damage

After one consumes food or a beverage containing fructose, the gut helps to shield the liver from damage by breaking down the sugar. However, the consumption of too much fructose can overwhelm the gut, causing fructose to “spill over” into the...
29-Jun-2020 12:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Critically Ill Patients with COVID-19 Are More Likely to Develop Heart Rhythm Disorders Than Other Hospitalized Patients

Patients with COVID-19 who were admitted to an intensive care unit were 10 times more likely than other hospitalized COVID-19 patients to suffer cardiac arrest or heart rhythm disorders, according to a new study. .
18-Jun-2020 1:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Nuclear Softening Allows Cells to Move Into Dense Tissue, Encouraging Injury Repair

Using an enzyme inhibitor in meniscus cells, a Penn team was able to soften their nucleus and promote access to previously impassible areas
22-Jun-2020 8:55 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Homeless Patients Are More Likely to be Readmitted to a Hospital Within 30 Days of Discharge

Patients who are homeless are far more likely than housed individuals to be readmitted to a hospital within 30 or 90 days of their discharge, according to a new multi-center analysis of inpatient data from Florida, Massachusetts and New York.
18-Jun-2020 1:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

10 Percent of Patients Continue to Use Opioids Three to Six Months After Heart Surgery

Nearly 10 percent of patients who are prescribed opioid medications following heart surgery will continue to use opioids more than 90 days after the procedure, according to a new study led by researchers in the Perelman School of Medicine at the...
17-Jun-2020 10:15 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Penn’s Center of Excellence in Environmental Toxicology (CEET) Receives $8 Million Grant from the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences

The Center of Excellence in Environmental Toxicology (CEET) at the University of Pennsylvania received an $8 million grant, to be distributed over the next five years, from the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, a renewal of its...
17-Jun-2020 10:35 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Pregnancy Complications in Assisted Reproduction Linked to a Specific Process

An experimental study from researchers in the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania links a specific procedure – embryo culture – that is part of the assisted reproduction process (ART) to placental abnormalities, risk...
8-Jun-2020 9:45 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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