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August

August 27, 2015

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August 26, 2015

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August 26, 2015

Increasing Use of Observation Stays May Lead to Financial Liability for Medicare Patients

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August 25, 2015

Award supports the study of norepinephrine's role in individual differences in learning

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August 21, 2015

$6.5 million grant will support investigations of brain-targeted treatments to help quell cancer-related habits

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August 19, 2015

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August 18, 2015

Breaking up amyloid fibrils in semen makes cells less likely to be infected, Penn preclinical study finds

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August 18, 2015

Many Sites Still Lack Helpful Tools Such as Lay-Person Definitions and Cost Calculators

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August 14, 2015

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August 13, 2015

250th Class to Enter Perelman, and First to Begin Medical Training in New Education Space

Invitation to Cover

August 13, 2015

Insurance Claims Data Hint At Higher Infection Risk For Lucentis, a More Expensive Drug

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August 13, 2015

What Health Care can Really Learn from the Tech Industry is how to Rapidly Test Ideas in the Real World

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August 12, 2015

Penn animal study has implications for better drug design, "unprecedented window" into tumor evolution

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August 10, 2015

Additional research needed to help lower risk for patients

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August 10, 2015

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August 10, 2015

Award will enable widespread use of high resolution imaging of oxygen in the brain, with implications for wide array of neurological disorders

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August 7, 2015

Randomized Trial Results Contrast Previous Indications that EDs Provide Opportunity to Reduce Domestic Violence, Problem Drinking

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August 6, 2015

Phase One Trial First to Show Topical Therapy Causes Systemic Immune Response, and May Eradicate Cancerous Cells from Treated and Untreated Lesions

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August 6, 2015

Research also Yields Realistic New Model of Melanoma for Testing Therapies

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August 5, 2015

Findings show how suppression of microRNA family of molecules leads to intestinal tumors

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August 5, 2015

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August 4, 2015

Penn and Vasculitis Foundation will lead second phase of Vasculitis Patient-Powered Research Network

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August 3, 2015

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August 3, 2015

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August 3, 2015

Findings Show Immunity to Dengue Fever Can Be Achieved Without Standard Approaches

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July

July 30, 2015

Findings Provide More Data that Fish Oil Supplements' Clear Benefit is Suspect

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July 30, 2015

Journal Article Argues that Charging People to Participate in Research is Harmful

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July 30, 2015

Experiments in yeast hint at ways to extend life of some human cells

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July 28, 2015

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July 28, 2015

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July 28, 2015

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July 27, 2015

Findings in mice hint at new approaches for treating lymphedema, other chronic lymphatic disorders

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July 23, 2015

Internal Medicine Residents are Twice as Likely to Prescribe Most Expensive Statins when Senior Physicians Do

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July 22, 2015

NEJM Perspective Points to Use of Hepatitis C-Positive Kidneys as One Solution to Kidney Shortage

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July 21, 2015

Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania/Penn Presbyterian Again Named to Honor Roll, Leading List of Philadelphia-Area Hospitals

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July 21, 2015

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July 20, 2015

NY-ESO T cell receptor therapy found to be safe, with no cytokine release syndrome cases; engineered cells persisted in most patients for up to two years after infusion

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July 17, 2015

Award supports study of blood markers among ethnic groups that may help predict heart risk

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July 16, 2015

Increased radiation dose was only associated with higher survival rates in men with more aggressive cancers

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July 15, 2015

Surprisingly rapid regrowth of unused brain connections after decades of near blindness.

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July 15, 2015

PA residents in counties with high well density more likely to be admitted for suite of ailments

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July 15, 2015

$500,000 grant supports study of little understood circular RNAs and their possible role in human cancers

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July 14, 2015

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July 14, 2015

Basic cell biology study lends new view of early steps of tissue regeneration, sperm production

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July 14, 2015

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July 9, 2015

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July 9, 2015

Award Presentation Set for Annual Basser Center for BRCA Scientific Symposium

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July 8, 2015

Door and window improvements offer low-cost solution to make neighborhoods safer

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July 8, 2015

150,000 Square Feet Facility Will Feature Numerous Specialties and an Urgent Care Center

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July 7, 2015

Annual Savings Estimated at Approximately $1.4 Billion per Year for Birth Control Pills

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July 7, 2015

85% of Adverse Events Classified as Mild

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July 2, 2015

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

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July 1, 2015

Results Show Significantly Worse Survival Rates with Chemoradiation Compared to Total Laryngectomy

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July 1, 2015

Automatable method lets researchers follow the paths of each mitochondrion in a cell

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June

June 29, 2015

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June 25, 2015

Study Brings Investigators One Step Closer to Regenerating Damaged Hearts

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June 23, 2015

Volpp Receives Award and Gives Named Lecture at NIH's 20th Anniversary Celebration

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June 23, 2015

Awards will enable expansion of international research and clinical care

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June 22, 2015

Penn Medicine’s House Calls Program Improved Care and Cost Savings

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June 18, 2015

Results Help Address Concerns About Potential Harm to Vulnerable Population

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June 18, 2015

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June 17, 2015

NEJM Perspective Piece Points to Patient-Centered Medical Homes as Possible Solution

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June 17, 2015

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June 17, 2015

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June 16, 2015

Findings Illustrate Need for Tools to Assist Young Adults with Navigating and Selecting Plans

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June 12, 2015

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June 11, 2015

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June 11, 2015

Drug May Help Women Experiencing Difficulty with Memory, Time Management and More

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June 11, 2015

Findings Reveal Gaps in Specialty Care for Ovarian, Uterine and Cervical Cancer Throughout United States

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June 10, 2015

Penn Medicine Authors Expect an Increasing Need for Community Health Workers Nationwide Due to Trends from the Affordable Care Act

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June 8, 2015

Screening for T Cell Characteristics May Optimize Donor Selection for Older Blood Cancer Patients

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June 4, 2015

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June 4, 2015

Housework and Childcare Were Associated with Insufficient Sleep

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June 4, 2015

New Studies Point to Clues for How to Offset Cognitive Deficits and Weight Gain Associated with Sleep Deprivation by Altering Timing of Meals and Snacks

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June 3, 2015

New science from Penn scientists and business scholars aims to link moral reasoning with brain architecture

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June 3, 2015

T cell exhaustion study has possible implications for cancer and antiviral therapies

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June 1, 2015

High Response Rate Among Lymphoma Patients and Promising Early Results in Trials for Pancreatic Cancer and Multiple Myeloma

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May

May 28, 2015

Hundreds More Lives Could be Saved with Improved Donation Rates, say experts from Penn and the University of Kansas Hospital

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May 28, 2015

New Technique Holds Beneficial Results for Facial Paralysis and Cosmetic Patients

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May 27, 2015

Authors Cite Urgent Need for Larger Studies in Diverse Populations to Provide Accurate Cancer Risk Estimates

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May 27, 2015

Largest-ever prospective study adds to evidence that HDL function is more important than HDL level

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May 27, 2015

Invitation to Cover

May 27, 2015

Emerging field an example of “disruptive innovation”

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May 26, 2015

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May 26, 2015

Media Advisory

May 26, 2015

Findings may help cancer centers develop more patient-centered programs to better serve diverse groups

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May 21, 2015

News Brief

May 21, 2015

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May 20, 2015

Invitation to Cover

May 19, 2015

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May 18, 2015

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May 18, 2015

Penn and Trinity College Study Finds Link Among Bacteria, Immune Cells, and Body Clock

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May 15, 2015

Opening of the facility is a highlight in a year of celebrating the 250th anniversary of the nation's oldest medical school

Invitation to Cover

May 15, 2015

Herrmann Now Among Only 27 SCAI Master Fellows

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May 14, 2015

HIV positive donors could offer small but important impact on organ donor list

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May 13, 2015

A Particularly Successful "Skin in the Game" Approach to be Offered Nationwide to CVS Health Employees

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May 13, 2015

Media Toolkit

May 11, 2015

Awardees Recognized for Excellence in Education and Clinical Practice

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May 8, 2015

Penn Physician Calls for Greater Education After Survey of Patient Perceptions

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May 7, 2015

Knowing the molecule that provides genome stability for cell division informs basic biology of many gene-based disorders.

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May 7, 2015

Results Highlight Importance of Pre-Test Counseling for At-Risk Patient Populations

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May 6, 2015

As Life Span for Once-Deadly Disease Increases, Unplanned and Mistimed Pregnancies are Common

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May 6, 2015

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

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May 4, 2015

New study demonstrates that the groundbreaking treatment peaks in efficacy at one to three years followed by a decline, and pinpoints methods to expand the therapy's benefits

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May 4, 2015

Findings Suggest Need for FDA Reassessment of Safety and Efficacy of Devices for Off-Label Use

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May 4, 2015

Penn-led team will engineer T cells to be resistant to HIV-1 infection

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May 1, 2015

Media Toolkit

April

April 30, 2015

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April 30, 2015

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April 29, 2015

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April 28, 2015

More than 400 cyclists combine might to fight orphan diseases

Invitation to Cover

April 24, 2015

Model Program Provides Primary Care and an Array of Educational and Wellness Services to Underserved Latino Community

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April 24, 2015

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April 22, 2015

A high level of mental activity earlier in life may buffer against disease

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April 22, 2015

Local Cardiac Arrest Survivor Available for Interviews

Invitation to Cover

April 22, 2015

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April 22, 2015

Tool Harnesses Photo Database to Improve Diagnostic Accuracy

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April 22, 2015

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April 21, 2015

Findings reveal severe diabetes worsens Parkinson's symptoms

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April 21, 2015

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April 20, 2015

Findings Represent First Comparative Effectiveness Study of Embolic Protection Devices Used to Prevent Stroke

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April 20, 2015

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April 19, 2015

“We’ve barely scratched the surface of what the immune system can do,” say researchers from Penn’s Abramson Cancer Center

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April 19, 2015

Promising Results of Phase I Trial Show Successful Migration of Immune Cells to Tumor Sites

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April 19, 2015

PD-1 inhibitor is safe, shrank tumors or stabilized disease in most patients

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April 17, 2015

New Study Indicates Plasma ApoA1 as a Possible Biomarker for Parkinson’s Disease

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April 17, 2015

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April 17, 2015

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April 17, 2015

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April 16, 2015

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April 13, 2015

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April 13, 2015

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April 13, 2015

Findings from animal study have implications for disorders such as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease

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April 10, 2015

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April 9, 2015

Awards recognize hospitals for their excellence in providing highest quality care to patients within Penn's Abramson Cancer Center

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April 7, 2015

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April 7, 2015

Findings May Lead to More Effective Cancer Risk Assessment, Care and Prevention Strategies

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April 3, 2015

Penn Medicine hosts in-house 'race' April 6 for transplant patients who've benefitted from annual Philadelphia Be The Match Walk+Run

Invitation to Cover

April 1, 2015

First of its kind study uses olfactory receptor screening, high-tech computer models and simulations to identify and turn binding sites for increased and decreased ketamine response

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April 1, 2015

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March

March 31, 2015

Findings Illustrate Need to Effectively Treat Hepatitis C to Ensure Better Transplant Outcomes

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March 30, 2015

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March 30, 2015

"Cancer: The Emperor of All Maladies" Illuminates Cycle of Lifesaving Discovery, Innovation

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March 27, 2015

Results Bring to Focus Important Factors Requiring Remediation Prior to Surgery

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March 27, 2015

Study Assessing Career Impact of Midfoot Injuries Indicates Return to Pre-Injury Performance is Possible

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March 26, 2015

Study is the First Randomized, Double-Blind, Placebo-Controlled, Comparison Trial of Oral R. Rosea Extract Versus Conventional Antidepressant for Mild to Moderate Major Depressive Disorder

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March 26, 2015

Predictive Tools Allow Prevention Strategies to Keep Patients Safe

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March 26, 2015

Improved Decision-Making in How to Use New Technology May be Key to Decrease in Complications Associated with Fracture Healing Procedures

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March 26, 2015

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March 25, 2015

Media Toolkit

March 23, 2015

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March 23, 2015

Implications for understanding underlying molecular genetics of human neuropsychiatric disorders, according to Penn study

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March 20, 2015

Findings Could Pave Way for Precision Medicine Approach to Treatment of Neurological Diseases

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March 19, 2015

Remediating Neighborhood Blight May Reduce Stress and Improve Health

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March 19, 2015

Graduating Medical Students Across US Discover Their Residency Placements

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March 18, 2015

Study in Animal Model Paving Way Forward for Tissue Repair

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March 16, 2015

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March 16, 2015

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March 12, 2015

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March 12, 2015

'Project Kgolagano' will bring much-needed internet connectivity to hospitals and clinics in rural areas of Botswana

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March 12, 2015

Penn Medicine experts and former professional athletes share their experiences with concussion and traumatic brain injury

Invitation to Cover

March 11, 2015

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March 11, 2015

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March 10, 2015

Honor Comes as Nation's First Medical School Celebrates its 250th Birthday

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March 9, 2015

Radiation plus ipilimumab shrank tumors in some patients, but preclinical data suggests adding second immunotherapy will elicit response in resistant patients

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March 5, 2015

Time is Critical to Restore Blood Flow During Stroke

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March 4, 2015

Findings Point to Twitter's Potential as Real-Time Monitoring Strategy for Health Policy

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March 3, 2015

Study Upends Common Belief that Prescription Drugs are Prime Culprits in Causing Liver Failure

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March 2, 2015

Penn Study Has Implications for Understanding Genesis of Emerging Diseases

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March 2, 2015

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February

February 26, 2015

Those who experienced violence significantly more likely to suffer from PTSD and alcohol-related disorders

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February 23, 2015

Results of Phase III Clinical Study of Advanced Kidney Cancer Patients after Surgery Revealed No Survival Benefit for Sunitinib, Sorafenib

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February 20, 2015

Targeted Therapy Drug Recently Approved by FDA for Use in Newly Metastatic Breast Cancer Patients

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February 19, 2015

Study Following Large Cohort of Children for Ten Years Part of Post-Marketing Requirement

News Brief

February 18, 2015

Preclinical Study Results Pave the Way for Newly Opened Clinical Trial of Immune Cells Engineered to Attack Protein Found on Tumors in 30 Percent of Patients with Glioblastoma

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February 16, 2015

Therapists' Knowledge and Attitude Found to Predict Use of Less Effective Techniques

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February 13, 2015

Announcement

February 12, 2015

Study of Cancer Patients Dispels Common Assumptions about Demands for Tests and Treatments

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February 11, 2015

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February 11, 2015

Future research proposed to link biomarkers with metabolic disorders associated with sleep loss

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February 10, 2015

Penn Medicine is the First in the Region to Reach this Milestone

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February 10, 2015

JAMA Paper Among the First to Compare Smartphone App vs. Wearable Device Accuracy

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February 9, 2015

Measuring biomarkers with currently available blood test may help better stratify patients, guide future research and treatments before HIV treatment begins

News Brief

February 3, 2015

For first time, researchers will investigate PD-1 after definitive therapy in group of lung cancer patients

News Brief

February 3, 2015

First month-by-month, multi-decade national analysis of suicide in Greece shows ties to economic woes

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February 3, 2015

Penn Medicine, American Cancer Society and Univision Partner to Provide Life-Saving Screenings

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January

January 30, 2015

Holds promise for patients with loss of peripheral nerve function after surgery, traumatic injury or military injury

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January 30, 2015

New 5-year contract supports the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality in its efforts to disseminate scientific research of important healthcare topics

Announcement

January 29, 2015

Henry A. Jordan M'62 Medical Education Center is Among First in Nation to Fully Integrate Education Facilities with Clinical and Research Space

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January 28, 2015

New Findings are Among the First to Document Long-Term Sleep Patterns in Pre- and Post-Menopausal Women

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January 26, 2015

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January 22, 2015

Futuristic Center for Critically Ill and Injured Patients Paves the Way for the Relocation of Penn Medicine's Level I Trauma Center

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January 22, 2015

Implications for new therapies for brain disorders involving misfolded proteins

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January 22, 2015

First Evaluation of Affordable Care Act's Medicaid Primary Care Fee Bump Shows Correlation Between Higher Reimbursement and Increased Appointment Availability

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January 22, 2015

The Honor Recognizes 25 Organizations That Utilize Digital Technologies to Achieve Highly Significant Innovation or Transformation

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January 21, 2015

Penn Medicine Findings Come as Professional Societies Call for More Personalized Approach to Treating Pheochromocytoma and Paraganglioma

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January 20, 2015

JAMA Viewpoint Characterizes Current Model for Treating Mentally Ill as "Ethically Unacceptable and Financially Costly"

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January 20, 2015

Findings hold potential for development of first new anesthetics in 40 years

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January 20, 2015

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January 15, 2015

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January 14, 2015

New Technique Allows More IVC Filters to be Removed

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January 14, 2015

Grant funds diabetes drug development

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January 14, 2015

Findings suggest that oxygen may promote the disease in both smokers and non-smokers

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January 13, 2015

Focusing on structural changes in addition to individual clinical outcomes would bring greater gains

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January 12, 2015

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January 12, 2015

Researchers found that "normal" metabolizers had better quit rates with varenicline versus the nicotine patch

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January 8, 2015

JAMA Viewpoint Suggests Strategies to Achieve Meaningful Behavior Change

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January 6, 2015

Many men with prostate cancer in United States not receiving life-saving radiation treatment

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January 5, 2015

Amending Label Could Open up Drug to a Million more Patients, Penn Study Says

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