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Penn Medicine Study Finds Wrist Temperature Associated With Future Risk of Disease

Continuous wrist temperature monitoring can uncover insights into the potential for future disease risk for ailments like Type 2 diabetes, hypertension, liver disease, kidney failure, and more.
21-Sep-2023 9:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Inflammatory Bowel Disease Linked to Atopic Dermatitis, Penn Medicine Research Finds

Adults with atopic dermatitis (AD) have a 34 percent increased risk of developing new-onset inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) compared with individuals who do not have the skin condition, and children have a 44 percent increased risk, according to a...
19-Sep-2023 9:25 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Third Elaine Redding Brinster Prize Awarded for Development of Sickle Cell Disease Therapy

For his work discovering the basis for hemoglobin gene switching and applying those insights to develop a therapy for sickle cell disease and other blood diseases, the Institute for Regenerative Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania awarded...
15-Sep-2023 9:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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The Future of Medicine Rises in University City: University of Pennsylvania Opens New Multi-Disciplinary Research Labs in One uCity Square

Wexford Science & Technology, LLC and the University of Pennsylvania today announced that the University has signed a lease for new laboratory space that will usher in a wave of novel vaccine, therapeutics and engineered diagnostics research to West...
13-Sep-2023 8:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Penn Medicine’s Carl June, MD, to Receive 2024 Breakthrough Prize in Life Sciences

CAR T cell therapy pioneer Carl June, MD, the Richard W. Vague Professor in Immunotherapy in the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania and director of the Center for Cellular Immunotherapies (CCI) at Penn Medicine’s...
14-Sep-2023 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Penn Medicine Research Uncovers Brain-Blood Barrier's Role in Governing Ant Behavior

The blood-brain barrier (BBB) has been found to play a significant role in controlling behavior critical to how ant colonies function, according to new research from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania.
8-Sep-2023 10:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Expanding the Impact of CAR T Cell Therapy: An Immunotherapy Strategy Against All Blood Cancers

A broad new strategy could hold hope for treating virtually all blood cancers with CAR T cell therapy, which is currently approved for five subtypes of blood cancer.
31-Aug-2023 2:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Penn Medicine Researchers Identify the Link Between Memory and Appetite in the Human Brain to Explain Obesity

Disrupted connections between memory and appetite regulating brain circuits are directly proportional to BMI, notably in patients who suffer from disordered or overeating that can lead to obesity, such as binge eating disorder, according to new...
30-Aug-2023 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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