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July 2, 2015

Genetic Variation Determines Proteinís Response to Anti-diabetic Drug

Penn Study Suggests Future Precision Medicine Approach to Treating Metabolic Syndrome, Related Disorders

n the first study of its kind, Penn researchers have shown how an anti-diabetic drug can have variable effects depending on small natural differences in DNA sequence between individuals. Mitchell Lazar, MD, PhD, Raymond Soccio, MD, PhD, and colleagues at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, aim to apply this knowledge to develop personalized approaches to treating diabetes and other metabolic disorders. Read more ...

The Nation's First Medical School Turns 250

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Penn Medicine Magazine

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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