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September

September 29, 2016

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September 28, 2016

Harold I. Feldman, MD, MSCE also Named Editor-In-Chief of Official Journal of National Kidney Foundation

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September 28, 2016

Potential uses include studying patient awareness of risks, and mapping disease prevalence

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September 26, 2016

Girls with Familial Cancer History Have Higher Levels of Self-Esteem and Better Understanding of Cancer Risk

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September 26, 2016

Animal Model Shows High-Fat Diets Cause Inflammation and Cancer, But Type of Fat Matters

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September 23, 2016

Anti-Inflammatory Drugs May Strengthen Airway Immunity to Fight Infections, Penn Study Suggests

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September 22, 2016

Surplus of Prescription Painkillers May Contribute to Opioid Epidemic; Study Suggests Drug Disposal Kiosks in Pharmacies and Small Financial Incentives Could Help

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September 22, 2016

Garret FitzGerald First Recipient in Science, Technology, and Innovation Category

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September 21, 2016

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September 20, 2016

App Shows that Resting Your Brain and Engaging in Physical Activity are Associated with Lower Symptom Severity

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September 19, 2016

Ernest Madu, MD, honored for his achievements in developing innovative solutions to improve access to quality health care in resource-limited settings

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September 19, 2016

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September 19, 2016

Funding Will Enable Expansion of Skin Research, More Rapid Translation into Patient Treatment

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September 15, 2016

Analysis of Florida ER Data Details Incidence, Risk Factors and Costs of Recurrent Violent Injuries, and Could Lead to Improved Targeted Violence Prevention Programs

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September 15, 2016

Researchers Call for More Transparency in the Interpretation of Results from Labs Testing for Genetic Cancer Risk

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September 15, 2016

Penn team and international collaborators' identification of essential genes provides a window into human disease

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September 14, 2016

While Use of tPA Has Improved Dramatically, More Efforts are Needed to Address Disparities

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September 13, 2016

Clinical trial tests the effect of giving organ recipients antiviral therapy after being transplanted with kidneys that otherwise go unused

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September 9, 2016

Penn Study Addresses Unmet Need for Better, Non-Invasive Tests Called Out in Recent "Moonshot" Blue Ribbon Panel Report

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September 9, 2016

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September 8, 2016

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September 8, 2016

Warning Labels Help Educate Adolescents About Dangers of Sugar-Sweetened Beverages

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September 7, 2016

Study Underscores Shortfalls in Emergency Psychiatric Care and Points to the Need for More Outpatient Mental Health Facilities and Substance Abuse Treatment Programs

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September 6, 2016

Recognizes Outstanding Hormone-Related Research

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August

August 25, 2016

The Penn Transplant Institute, Penn Lung Transplant Program achieves milestone in transplant care

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August 25, 2016

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August 25, 2016

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August 24, 2016

Penn Study Identifies New Drug Target for Inflammatory Disorders

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August 24, 2016

Penn's Basser Center for BRCA's Annual Prize Recognizes Groundbreaking Contributions in Breast and Ovarian Cancer Research

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August 23, 2016

Craig A. Umscheid, MD, MSCE, brings broad background to guide patient research priorities

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August 23, 2016

CHOP, Penn Medicine and Shriners Hospitals for Children Celebrate Their Collaboration on Groundbreaking Surgery

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August 23, 2016

Researchers develop and validate the first prediction model for determining SCD risk

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August 11, 2016

Results from I-SPY 2 Study May Lead to Smaller, Faster and More Focused Phase 3 Trials of New Therapies for Patients with Triple-Negative and HER2-Positive Breast Cancer

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August 10, 2016

Nation's First Medical School Welcomes New Class of Students with iPads and a Social Media Wall

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August 9, 2016

Penn study illuminates role of essential compound in maintaining physical endurance, possible MD treatment

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August 9, 2016

Penn Researchers identify first-known humans with genetic mutations of GALNT2 and evaluate effects of these mutations on cholesterol and lipid levels

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August 8, 2016

Synchronized Prescription Refill Programs Help Reduce Obstacles to Adherence and Improve Adherence in Some Patients by More than 10 Percent

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August 4, 2016

Farzana Rashid Hossain, MD, joins colleagues to focus on issues of importance to Philadelphia's women and girls

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August 3, 2016

Eight Penn Medicine Practices Renew Highest National Recognition for Patient-Centered Care from the National Committee for Quality Assurance; Two Additional Practices Receive Honor for First Time

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August 2, 2016

Alzheimer's Disease Core Center has been in the vanguard of research progress for Alzheimer's and related dementias since 1992

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August 2, 2016

Combo metabolic-checkpoint inhibitor approach may enhance cancer therapies

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August 2, 2016

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

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July

July 28, 2016

Investigations inform planned first-in-human trials

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July 28, 2016

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July 28, 2016

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July 28, 2016

Projects Address Opioid Addiction Crisis and New Ways to Harness Electronic Medical Records to Identify Disease Patterns

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July 26, 2016

Penn study sheds light on biology of leading cause of liver failure

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July 25, 2016

Vemurafenib Elicits a Response in a Third of Advanced Thyroid Cancer Patients with the BRAFV600E Mutation, Penn Study Finds

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July 20, 2016

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July 20, 2016

Penn, Wistar, and Philadelphia Fight Join Philadelphia HIV Consortium to Find a Cure

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July 19, 2016

By Offering an Alternative to Impulse Purchases, Advance Ordering Could Promote Healthy Behaviors

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July 19, 2016

Discoveries may lead to useful biomarker for treatment of anxiety and mood disorders

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July 18, 2016

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July 15, 2016

Step Counts Were Highest and Goals Were Achieved Most When Participants Received Social Comparison Feedback and were Offered Incentives

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July 14, 2016

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July 13, 2016

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July 12, 2016

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July 11, 2016

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July 11, 2016

While a positive outcome, researchers believe this increase represents only a fraction of the children in the United States living with autism spectrum disorder

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July 7, 2016

Penn and Harvard researchers lead charge in warning "Do-it-yourself" users of transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) seeking enhanced brain function of potential unintended results

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July 5, 2016

Support for Euthanasia or Physician-Assisted Suicide Has Plateaued in the U.S., but Continues to Increase in Western Europe

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June

June 30, 2016

Preclinical study from Penn shows that engineered T cells can selectively target the antibody-producing cells that cause autoimmune disease

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June 29, 2016

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June 28, 2016

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June 28, 2016

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

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June 27, 2016

Institutions will collaborate with CDC to find new ways to prevent infections, improve health care quality in adults and children

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June 27, 2016

Integrated, patient-centered care found to be most beneficial for highest risk patients

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June 22, 2016

A grant from the Board of Women Visitors supports evening out for VAD patients, their caregivers

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June 22, 2016

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June 22, 2016

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June 22, 2016

Pioneering Public-Private Cancer Initiative with Unified Leadership Committed to Changing the Course of Cancer Care

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June 21, 2016

Penn Medicine Pre-Clinical Study Shows How Antibody, Carbohydrate Combination Could Apply to Range of Cancer Types

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June 20, 2016

Funding Will Enable Additional Study of Brain Atrophy Disorders

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June 16, 2016

U.S. Air Force Veteran is the First Penn Medicine Student to Receive a Tillman Scholar Award

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June 16, 2016

Recognition from American Heart Association/American Stroke Association

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June 15, 2016

Patients who do not improve with TAVR are found to have worse clinical outcomes at one year

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June 14, 2016

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June 14, 2016

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June10, 2016

Findings Advance Ability to Predict an Individual’s Performance under Five Consecutive Nights of Four Hours in Bed

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June 10, 2016

Getting Up When Insomnia Hits May Help the Problem from Persisting Over Time, says Penn Study

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June 10, 2016

Offers Promise for Patients Unable to Tolerate CPAP, Penn Study

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June 10, 2016

Overweight Adults Spend more of their Sleep in REM Stage than Healthy Weight Adults do, says Penn Medicine Study

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June 10, 2016

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June 9, 2016

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June 8, 2016

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June 7, 2016

Launch Event Includes Stories of Survival from Cardiac Arrest Patients and Hands-On CPR Demo

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June 6, 2016

Response rate with PD-1 More Than Triple Rate Observed with Standard of Care

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June 6, 2016

Results Show Survival Benefit for Some Breast Cancer Patients and Potential Treatment Option for Patients with Endometrial Hyperplasia

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June 6, 2016

Results suggest a potential—and much-needed—treatment option for some pancreatic cancer patients

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June 6, 2016

Novel Program Will Prepare Students for Hybrid Careers

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June 6, 2016

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June 3, 2016

Patients Who Receive Results of Genetic Tests Over the Phone do not Experience Increased Anxiety or Depression

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June 3, 2016

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June 2, 2016

Updated Results from Trials for Adult and Pediatric Blood Cancers and Ovarian Cancer

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June 2, 2016

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June 1, 2016

Results Show Survival Benefit of Surgery for Patients Regardless of Age or Advanced Disease, and Point to Barriers to Cancer Care Delivery

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May

May 31, 2016

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May 31, 2016

Brain circuitry involved in making 'good decisions' found to be modulated by menstrual cycle in cigarette-smoking women

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May 27, 2016

FDA-approved Drug May Work to Block this Viral-induced Cancer

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May 26, 2016

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May 25, 2016

UK Association Recognizes Outstanding Research Contributions

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May 25, 2016

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May 25, 2016

Top Experts in Melanoma Receive $900,000 L'Oréal Paris–MRA Award to Study Metastatic Disease

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May 24, 2016

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May 20, 2016

Inhibiting Membrane Enzyme May Make Some Cancer Cells More Vulnerable to Chemotherapy, Finds Penn Study

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May 20, 2016

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May 20, 2016

Aikman, a melanoma survivor, is Part of Day-Long Conference That Will Tackle the Latest in Melanoma Research, Treatments

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May 19, 2016

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May 17, 2016

Findings have implications for the timing of medication regimens and circadian rhythm disorders

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May 13, 2016

Rising Rates of Severe Maternal Morbidity Prompt Questions about How to Optimize Maternal Care

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May 13, 2016

Telemedicine Platform Provides Convenient Way for Physicians to Monitor Patients with Preeclampsia for Life-Threatening Complications

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May 13, 2016

Results Suggest Placing IUDs after Delivery is an Effective Way of Reducing Unintended Pregnancies and Point to a Need for Insurance Reform

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May 13, 2016

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May 12, 2016

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May 10, 2016

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May 9, 2016

Results Show Electronic Medical Records can be Designed to Nudge Physician Behavior

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May 6, 2016

Penn researchers find anticoagulants, routine pulse monitoring effective in treating atrial fibrillation

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May 6, 2016

Current Policy Harms Low-Income Patients and Raises Overall U.S. Healthcare Costs

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May 6, 2016

Moderate sedation leads to better clinical outcomes for patients undergoing minimally invasive TAVR

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May 6, 2016

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May 5, 2016

Other applications include post-operative observation for vascular, cardiac, and orthopaedic procedures, finds Penn study

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May 5, 2016

Expanding gene panel beyond breast/ovarian cancer genes did not add clinical benefit

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May 4, 2016

Leadership, Family, Friends and Dignitaries Gather to Honor Fallen Hero and Colleague

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May 4, 2016

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May 3, 2016

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May 3, 2016

Better prevention, care will help cut more infections, said researchers from Penn Medicine and Johns Hopkins

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May 2, 2016

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May 2, 2016

Half of patients had 20/40 vision or better after five years of treatment with Avastin or Lucentis

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May 2, 2016

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May 2, 2016

More than 450 cyclists combine might to fight orphan diseases

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April

April 29, 2016

Penn Institute for Biomedical Informatics and colleagues identify "roadmap" of disease mechanisms to identify candidate drug targets

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April 28, 2016

Findings give "new insight" into biology of tough-to-treat breast cancer

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April 26, 2016

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April 26, 2016

"Indication Bias" May Explain Link Between Statin Use and Cancer Risk

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April 26, 2016

Results Could Lead to Development of Treatments that Tan or Lighten Skin without UV Radiation or Toxic Bleaching Agents

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April 26, 2016

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April 26, 2016

Penn study hints that patient out-of-pocket costs are a factor

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April 26, 2016

Results Highlight the Importance of Dogs as a Model for Human Dermatitis

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April 21, 2016

Michael J. Fox Foundation & Edmond J. Safra Foundation support training to increase movement disorder professionals

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April 21, 2016

Investigators say study has implications for helping correct heart disease in humans

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April 21, 2016

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April 21, 2016

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April 19, 2016

Finding could lead to better drugs for the many asthma patients who don’t respond well to current medications

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April 18, 2016

Study compares male and female recovery to determine impact of gender, hormones on graft function

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April 18, 2016

Unique Trial Design Works to Reduce Time and Costs of Bringing New Drugs to Market

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April 18, 2016

Investigational "Hunter" T Cells Expand in Blood and Traffic to Glioblastoma Tumors

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April 14, 2016

"Good" Genotype Makes Less of "Bad" Protein Linked to Parkinson's

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April 14, 2016

Penn and Crohn's & Colitis Foundation of America to examine dietary concept posed through Patient Powered Research Network

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April 14, 2016

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April 14, 2016

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April 13, 2016

Penn Medicine and CHOP researchers show that drug also maintains growth and limb motion in preclinical study of orphan disease

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April 13, 2016

$250 Million Grant to Launch Parker Institute for Cancer Immunotherapy Poised to Accelerate New Discoveries and Treatments

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April 12, 2016

Studies on T Cell Therapies for Multiple Myeloma and New Treatment for Cutaneous T Cell Lymphoma Among Honorees

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April 12, 2016

Stimulation of the brain's left angular gyrus enhanced the comprehension of simple, two-word phrases

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April 12, 2016

100-plus third graders to decide award-winning science projects in Penn Kids Judge! Neuroscience Fair

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April 7, 2016

"Enhancer" sequences are drivers of many types of diseases, including cancer

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April 7, 2016

Study co-led by Penn Medicine researcher shows non-coding DNA acting as enhancer of nearby gene's expression

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April 5, 2016

Chi Van Dang, MD, PhD, Joins Diverse Group of Cancer Experts

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April 4, 2016

Online Reviews Add a New Dimension to Assessing Care Experience

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April 4, 2016

More Effective Communication among Care Team May Lessen Delays in Care, Allowing for an Earlier Return Home

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April 4, 2016

Intermediate-risk patients fare better with SAPIEN 3 TAVR Versus Open-heart Surgery

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April 4, 2016

First Randomized Clinical Trial Compares TAVR with SAPIEN XT and Surgery Outcomes in Intermediate-Risk Patients

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April 4, 2016

Study shows multidisciplinary team-based approach may lead to better patient outcomes

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April 1, 2016

Recognized for Work in Identifying Drug Therapy for LVAD–Associated Bleeding

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April 1, 2016

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April 1, 2016

NEJM Perspective Calls for Research into the Relationship between Illusion and Misuse of Treatment

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April 1, 2016

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March

March 31, 2016

Naltrexone has potential to replace methadone, a controversial drug in opioid addiction treatment

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March 31, 2016

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March 30, 2016

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March 30, 2016

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March 29, 2016

Current Cost-Sharing Policies Create a Barrier to Treatment of Chronic and Life-Threatening Illnesses

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March 23, 2016

Neurology researchers link mutations in myelin protein to Charcot-Marie-Tooth Disease

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March 23, 2016

Structured program adaptation can allow for rapid scale-up of evidence-based CHW interventions across new settings and populations

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March 22, 2016

Penn, University of Michigan VA-led Study Analyzed Medical Records of 15,000 Parkinson's Patients

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March 22, 2016

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March 21, 2016

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March 18, 2016

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March 18, 2016

Simple TB Screening and Preventive TB Therapy Sufficiently Treats Patients, Penn-led Study Finds

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March 18, 2016

Graduating Medical Students Across US Discover Their Residency Placements

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March 17, 2016

So-Called "Ignition Interlocks" Save Lives with Similar Success as Airbag Laws, Penn Study Says

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March 17, 2016

Goal is to establish diagnostic criteria for Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy

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March 16, 2016

School of Medicine Rises Two Spots in National Rankings

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March 15, 2016

A "Combined Incentive" Nearly Doubled How Often Exercise Goals were Achieved

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March 15, 2016

Penn researchers analyze immunosuppressant strategies to determine most effective treatment for better, longer term renal function

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March 15, 2016

"Authority & Rebellion" Themed Series to Spotlight Films on Human Experimentation

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March 15, 2016

Eight Teams Pitch New Program Results for Increased Funding

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March 11, 2016

Labelling Public Health Initiatives as "Natural" May be Contradictory

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March 10, 2016

Research has implications for better understanding the relationship between "good" cholesterol function – in addition to level -- and heart disease risk

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March 9, 2016

Sunitinib or Sorafenib after Surgery Should Not Be Pursued, Abramson Cancer Center Researcher Says

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March 8, 2016

New Independent Contractor Staffing Model in Public Mental Health Clinics may Undermine Efforts to Implement Evidence-based Therapies

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March 8, 2016

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March 7, 2016

Penn Study Builds on Research into Environmental Links to Crime Rates

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March 7, 2016

Documenting history of trauma through medical evaluations can double granting of asylum status

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March 7, 2016

Study reveals novel pathway that leads to insulin resistance in mice, humans

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March 4, 2016

He describes the current status of standards as the "Wild West"

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March 3, 2016

Penn Medicine Researchers Say Twitter Has Potential to Promote Much-needed Trial Recruitment

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March 3, 2016

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March 1, 2016

Presidential Award to Support Research in Human Genetics for Prevention of Cardiovascular Diseases

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February

February 29, 2016

Technology provides patients with a less-invasive option in the treatment of facial pain, tremor, brain cancer and more

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February 29, 2016

Keynote Speaker, Major Ben Richards, West Point graduate and Iraq War Veteran, to share his story of life after TBI

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February 29, 2016

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February 29, 2016

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February 29, 2016

CD40 Agonists Re-educate Macrophages to Chip Away at Tumor Microenvironment

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February 25, 2016

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February 25, 2016

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February 23, 2016

Four-year Award will Fund Development and Testing of Algorithms that Predict Adverse Health Events in Real Time

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February 19, 2016

Analysis Suggests That “Personalized Medicine” Approach May Be Needed For Topiramate

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February 18, 2016

Penn Medicine Study Offers First Look into Long Term Performance of 3D Mammography Screening

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February 18, 2016

Fresh approach identifies genetic risk factors that influence complex human diseases

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February 17, 2016

Study Shows for the First Time that Testosterone Treatment Benefits Older Men with Low Testosterone

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February 16, 2016

Penn Study reveals a signaling pathway required for beige fat formation

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February 16, 2016

Research and Development Facility Aims to Expand Progress in Personalized Cellular Therapies for Cancer

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February 16, 2016

Results Demonstrate the Power of Using Loss Aversion to Motivate Health Behavior Change

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February 9, 2016

Findings Offer New Insights for Personalized Medicine and Treatment of Particular Disorders

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February 9, 2016

New Venture Offers International Community Customized Access to Penn Physicians and Care

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February 9, 2016

New approach to quantifying gene "read-outs" reveals important variations in protein synthesis and has implications for understanding neurodegenerative diseases

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February 8, 2016

Sizable Number of MS Patients Appear to Exhibit Taste Deficits

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February 5, 2016

CDKL5 causes severe neurodevelopmental impairment, seizures

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February 3, 2016

Penn Study Prompts Reevaluation of Assumptions on Role of Internal Clock in Human Disease

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February 2, 2016

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February 2, 2016

Study co-led by Penn scientists highlights potential targets for future cancer therapies

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February 1, 2016

Penn study has implications for developing safe therapies for an array of rare diseases via new gene cut-and-paste methods

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January

January 27, 2016

Study's findings show this practice places patients at greater risk of death while waiting for a lifesaving transplant

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January 27, 2016

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January 25, 2016

Research Has Implications for Diabetes, Stroke, Cancer, and Age-related Neurological Diseases

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January 20, 2016

Technique robustly identified characteristic gene expression patterns in response to antibiotics, low oxygen conditions

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January 19, 2016

Technology Holds Potential to Benefit Patients with Damage to Brain Connections Resulting from Brain Injury or Disease

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January 19, 2016

First Analysis of the Differences in Treatment and Costs of End-of-Life Care Among Developed Countries Shows Room for Improvement Across the Board

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January 15, 2016

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January 15, 2016

Higher Risk of Radiation-Induced Breast Cancer Found in Women Screened More Frequently and in Women with Larger Breasts

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January 14, 2016

Warnings Similar to Those Found on Tobacco Products May Help Educate Parents of Health Risks Such as Diabetes and Obesity

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January 12, 2016

Philadelphia Continues to Lead the Charge in Health Care Innovation

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January 8, 2016

Penn and Delaware Team's Study Illuminates the Mechanics and Biology of Natural and Engineered Tissue

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January 6, 2016

Data shows genetic mutation in the Titin protein causes peripartum cardiomyopathy

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January 5, 2016

Results Shed Light on Potential Challenges of Health Insurance Premium Adjustments in Wellness Programs

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