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Penn Medicine Partners With Philadelphia 76ers to Become Official Health Care Partner of the Team

Multi-year partnership brings together two iconic organizations with shared goal of making impact on health care in the Philadelphia community
22-Sep-2022 7:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Penn Research Finds Psoriasis Medication Apremilast Leads to Fat Loss in People with Psoriasis

Apremilast (brand name Otezla) has helped psoriasis patients achieve clearer skin and ease the symptoms of their psoriatic arthritis. Now, new data from researchers at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania shows it could...
21-Sep-2022 12:15 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Researchers Aim to Use AI to Predict Rare Diseases

Penn Medicine researchers will help lead development of an algorithm to flag patients at risk of rare disease thanks to a $4.7 million NIH grant
21-Sep-2022 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Integrating Genetic Testing in Electronic Health Records Saves Time, Study Finds

Ordering and managing genomic testing in electronic health records significantly cut the time Penn Medicine clinicians spent doing it
21-Sep-2022 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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$55 Million Gift Creates New “Cancer Interception” Institute at Penn’s Basser Center for BRCA to Stop Hereditary Cancers at the Earliest Stages

The University of Pennsylvania’s Basser Center for BRCA at the Abramson Cancer Center today announced a $55 million gift from Penn alumni Mindy and Jon Gray to establish the Basser Cancer Interception Institute, creating a new weapon to target...
15-Sep-2022 3:20 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Penn Study Identifies New Prognostic Biomarker for Heart Failure

Bloodstream levels of a protein fragment called endotrophin can be used to predict outcomes in patients with a common form of heart failure, according to a study co-led by researchers at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of...
14-Sep-2022 11:10 AM EDT Add to Favorites

How Health Systems Can Help Build Black Wealth

New commentary from experts at Penn Medicine and Children's Hospital of Philadelphia outlines how health systems can help build black wealth, including helping people connect to key services.
31-Aug-2022 3:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Deep Brain Stimulation Shows Promise Against Binge Eating Disorder, Penn Research Finds

A small device that detects food craving-related brain activity in a key brain region, and responds by electrically stimulating that region, has shown promise in a pilot clinical trial in two patients with loss-of-control binge eating disorder...
29-Aug-2022 1:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites


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