A Penn Medicine-developed drug has received orphan status in Europe this week for the treatment of paroxysmal nocturnal hemoglobinuria (PNH), a rare, life-threatening disease that causes anemia due to destruction of red blood cells and thrombosis.
Treating the rare disease MPS I is a challenge. MPS I, caused by the deficiency of a key enzyme called IDUA, eventually leads to the abnormal accumulation of certain molecules and cell death.
For decades, researchers have used petri dishes to study cell movement. These classic tissue culture tools, however, only permit two-dimensional movement, very different from the three-dimensional movements that cells make in a human body.
Tyrell McCurbin is a man with determination.
University of Pennsylvania President Amy Gutmann today announced the launch of the President’s Engagement Prizes, competitively awarded annual prizes for Penn seniors to design and undertake fully funded local, national or global engagement projects during the first year after they graduate.
Dinosaurs are often depicted as giant, frightening beasts. But every creature is a baby once.
A new examination of a rock slab containing fossils of 24 very young dinosaurs and one older individual is suggestive of a group of hatchlings overseen by a caretaker, according to a new study by University of Pennsylvania researchers.
Like a lot of little kids, Tanner Frank went through a “dinosaur phase.” Unlike most, however, he says, “I never grew out of it.”
On average, states allowing the medical use of marijuana have lower rates of deaths resulting from opioid analgesic overdoses than states without such laws. Opioid analgesics, such as OxyContin, Percocet and Vicodin, are prescribed for moderate to severe pain, and work by suppressing a person’s perception of pain.
New Student Orientation at the University of Pennsylvania is not just about newcomers learning about Penn. It is also about current-student volunteers getting better acquainted with themselves.
By Christina Cook
Alyssa Johncola is an unstoppable force at the University of Pennsylvania.
She’s the president, right winger and former substitute goalie of the women’s ice hockey team, a club made up of both graduate and undergraduate students at Penn.
A Penn Medicine team has found that targeted automated alerts in electronic health records significantly reduce urinary tract infections in hospital patients with urinary catheters. In addition, when the design of the alert was simplified, the rate of improvement dramatically increased.
In a very poor but picturesque region of Guatemala, Seth Amos spent the summer working to help a town to develop an economic growth strategy.
In testimony before the United Nations Human Rights Council in Geneva, Benjamin Fogel spoke out against the repression of political freedom, false imprisonment and the absence of an independent judiciary in Belarus. But Fogel isn’t a world leader or foreign-policy expert.
Jason Parad is changing lives, and he’s doing it with condoms.
In the New York City area, online students in a University of Pennsylvania massive open online course on modern poetry are getting the chance to meet offline.
WHO: Amy Gutmann, president of the University of Pennsylvania, and incoming freshmen
WHAT: Move-in for Penn's Class of 2018
WHEN: Aug. 22, 2014, 11am
By Christina Cook
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