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June 28, 2016

Novel Lipid Lowering Medication Improves Blood Sugar Control in Type 2 Diabetes

Penn researcher finds volanesorsen improves insulin sensitivity, glucose control for type 2 diabetics with high triglycerides

High triglycerides a type of fat, or lipid, in the blood increase the risk of heart disease and perhaps type 2 diabetes. For the first time, it has been shown that profoundly lowering triglycerides in diabetics improves their insulin sensitivity over time, which helps them maintain healthy glucose blood sugar levels. Read more ...

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June 27, 2016

Precision Medicine Takes Center Stage at Penn

What once was called "personalized medicine" at Penn used to be practiced primarily by individuals or small groups of researchers and clinicians drawn to its possibilities. But as the cover story in the Summer 2016 issue of Penn Medicine demonstrates, the ability to harness vast amounts of information and apply it to the care of the patients has changed the field dramatically. Today, the presence of what is now almost universally called "precision medicine" is much more apparent at Penn Medicine. The institution has made a major commitment, following through on what the faculty clamored for during a strategic planning process begun a few years ago. Read more ...

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Summer 2016

Current Issue: Summer 2016

Focus on Precision Medicine

Combine the wealth of health-related information now available to doctors and researchers with the substantial advances in molecular biology, and the result is the remarkable growth of precision medicine. The goal: to provide the right treatment to each individual at the right time.

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