Jane Wu is getting an early start at the University of Pennsylvania on a possible future career in research to help save the environment and preserve human health.
Ninety percent of children and adults with acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) who had relapsed multiple times or failed to respond to standard therapies went into remission after receiving an investigational personalized cellular therapy, CTL019, developed at the
Patients with more severe psoriasis are also more likely to have uncontrolled hypertension, according to new research by a team at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania
By Madeleine Stone @themadstone
The David and Lucile Packard Foundation announced Wednesday that Alison Sweeney, an assistant professor of physics and astronomy at the University of Pennsylvania, will receive a 2014 Packard Fellowship for Science and Engineering.
Penn Medicine's Basser Research Center for BRCA Announces $6.9 Million in New Grants to Further BRCA1 and BRCA2 Mutation Research
The University of Pennsylvania’s Basser Research Center for BRCA has announced $6.9 million to resea
A new form of gene therapy for boys with X-linked severe combined immunodeficiency syndrome (SCID-X1), a life-threatening condition also known as “bubble boy” disease, appears to be both effective and safe, according to an international clinical trial with sites in Boston, Cincinnati, Los Angeles, London, a
A first-of-its-kind set of questions included in the Internal Medicine In-Training Examination (IM-ITE) illustrates the need to better evaluate resident proficiency in high-value care (HVC), according to a new study published in Annals of
Martin Seligman, the director of the Positive Psychology Center and the Zellerbach Family Professor of Psychology in the University of Pennsylvania's School of Arts & Sciences, will be honored with the inaugural
The Field Center for Children’s Policy, Practice & Research at the University of Pennsylvania will host its fourth annual Field of Dreams Luncheon, Friday, Oct. 24, at the College of Physicians, 19 S. 22nd St., Philadelphia.
Almost anyone who has spent time in a hospital is familiar with the routine checks of blood pressure and oxygen levels that serve as signposts of a patient’s overall health.
But these measures only reflect the pulsing of blood through the large vessels, arteries and veins, not the smaller arterioles, venules and capillaries, which directly feed tissues and cells.
The brain has a complex system for keeping track of which direction you are facing as you move about; remembering how to get from one place to another would otherwise be impossible. Researchers from the University of Pennsylvania have now shown how the brain anchors this mental compass.
An automated early warning and response system for sepsis developed by Penn Medicine experts has resulted in a marked increa
Online Intervention Tool for Physician Trainees May Improve Care of Patients with Substance Use Disorders
Online learning interventions and small group debriefings can improve medical residents’ attitudes and communication skills toward patients with substance use disorders, and may result in improved care for these patients, according to a new study from the
By Christina Cook
The University of Pennsylvania’s Christopher H. Browne Center for International Politics, Perry World House and School of Arts & Sciences will host the annual conference of the Peace Science Society (International) Oct. 10-11.
Nearly 60,000 Americans suffer from myasthenia gravis (MG), a non-inherited autoimmune form of muscle weakness. The disease has no cure, and the primary treatments are nonspecific immunosuppressants and inhibitors of the enzyme cholinesterase.
To help policymakers understand the terror and risks experienced by victims of domestic abuse, a University of Pennsylvania professor has analyzed non-fatal strangulation among intimate partners.