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Penn-led Consortium Identifies More Genetic Markers for Inherited Testicular Cancer

A meta-analysis of nearly 200,000 men revealed 22 new genetic locations that could be susceptible to inherited testicular germ cell tumors.
27-Jul-2021 9:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Penn Medicine Hospitals Rank Among Top Hospitals Nationally and #1 in Pennsylvania by U.S. News and World Report

Penn Medicine hospitals have once again been ranked among the top in the nation by U.S News & World Report. The combined enterprise of the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center is ranked #13 in the nation on...
27-Jul-2021 10:30 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Penn Medicine Launching Center for Applied Health Informatics

To better coordinate health data projects across the health system and cement its status as a leader in informatics, Penn Medicine is launching a new hub center
26-Jul-2021 12:35 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Penn Medicine Discovery Clarifies the Problem of T-Cell “Exhaustion”

Researchers have discovered a limitation of the immune system in battles against cancers or viruses: T cells remain programmed to stay exhausted even weeks after exposure to a virus ended. Scientists need to take this "T cell exhaustion” into...
26-Jul-2021 6:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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New Approach for Cell Therapy Shows Potential Against Solid Tumors with KRAS Mutations

A new technology for cellular immunotherapy developed by Abramson Cancer Center researchers at Penn Medicine showed promising anti-tumor activity in the lab against hard-to-treat cancers driven by the once-considered “undruggable” KRAS mutation,...
25-Jul-2021 10:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

City-Funded Housing Repairs in Low-Income Neighborhoods Associated with Drop in Crime

In Philadelphia, when a home received repairs through a city-funded program, total crime dropped by 21.9% on that block, and as the number of repaired houses on a block increased, instances of crime fell even further, according to research from the...
20-Jul-2021 7:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Spinal Fluid Biomarkers Detect Neurodegeneration, Alzheimer’s Disease in Living Patients

New research reveals that the same framework of proteins and peptides that can detect Alzheimer's disease in cerebrospinal fluid can also detect other forms of neurodegeneration, like frontotemporal degeneration.
20-Jul-2021 10:30 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Penn Medicine-Led Research Team Awarded $2.9 Million to Study Heart Disease and Cancer in Black and Hispanic Communities

The Cardio-Oncology Translational Center of Excellence at Penn Medicine has been awarded $2.9 million by the American Heart Association as part of a larger effort to reduce disparities in cardio-oncology and increase understanding of cardiovascular...
19-Jul-2021 8:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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