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May 6, 2015

Plant Toxin Causes Biliary Atresia in Animal Model, According to Penn Study

Rare disease of developing liver most common reason for liver transplant in children

A study in this week’s Science Translational Medicine is a classic example of how seemingly unlikely collaborators can come together to make surprising discoveries. An international team of gastroenterologists, pediatricians, natural products chemists, and veterinarians, working with zebrafish models and mouse cell cultures have discovered that a chemical found in Australian plants provides insights into the cause of a rare and debilitating disorder affecting newborns. Read more ...

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Winter 2015

Current Issue: Spring 2015

This issue of Penn Medicine has a historical emphasis, beginning with an excerpt from To Spread the Light of Knowledge, a full-color, limited-edition book commissioned to celebrate the 250th birthday of the Perelman School of Medicine. The book chronicles the institution's fascinating history: from its beginning as a few lectures given in borrowed space to today's extensive curriculum, research, and multidisciplinary clinical practice.

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