Penn Medicine Study Reveals Why Almost Half of At-Risk Patients Opt Out of Comprehensive Multiplex Cancer Screening
Some at-risk patients opted out of comprehensive cancer gene screening when presented with the opportunity to be tested for the presence of genes linked to various cancers, according to a recent study led by researchers at the
Cell division is the basis of life and requires that each daughter cell receive the proper complement of chromosomes. In most organisms, this process is mediated at the familiar constricted intersection of X-shaped chromosomes.
Women know that Pap tests are a useful screening test for cervical cancer, but according to a new study led by researchers at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, most of those surveyed are unaware of the updated screening guidelines for
Seven University of Pennsylvania students have been awarded U.S. Department of State Critical Language Scholarships for study during the summer of 2015:
At the forefront of a field known as “neurocriminology,” Adrian Raine of the University of Pennsylvania has long studied the interplay between biology and environment when it comes to antisocial and criminal behavior.
By Madeleine Stone @themadstone
Decorating the outside of cells like tiny antenna, a diverse community of sugar molecules acts like a telecommunications system, sending and receiving information, recognizing and responding to foreign molecules and neighboring cells.
Two Penn Professors, Three Doctoral Students Awarded American Council of Learned Societies 2015 Fellowships
The American Council of Learned Societies has awarded 2015 ACLS Fellowships to two University of Pennsylvania faculty members and 2015 Mellon/ACLS Dissertation Completion Fellowships to three Penn doctoral students.
The ACLS Fellowship program provides funds to scholars in the humanities and social sciences to allow them to devote themselves full time to research and to write a major piece of scholarship.
Researchers from the University of Pennsylvania and Michigan State University presented new preclinical data this week that evaluates the efficacy of a gene therapy treatment for achromatopsia, a rare inherited retinal disease that involves cone cells. The disease affects humans as well as dogs.
The National Institutes of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS), part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), has renewed its funding to the Center of Excellence in Environmental Toxicology (CEET), at the University of Pennsylvania’s Perelman School of Medicine, for the next five years.
Researchers from the Perelman School of Medicine and the Penn Center for AIDS Research (CFAR) have been awarded $7.5 million over five years from the National Institutes of Health to initiate a multi-project HIV study investigating a new gene therapy approach to render immune cells of HIV positive patients resistant to the virus.
Medical Education Risks Becoming Two-Tiered Unless Strong Research Focus is Preserved, Argue Philadelphia Medical Leaders
For more than 100 years, exposing students to basic and clinical research has been an essential component of a medical school education in the United States. However, today, new models of medical education in which research plays a minimal role are likely to create a two-tiered system of education, decrease the physician-scientist pipeline and diminish the application of scientific advances to patient care.
Penn Study Indicates that Gene Therapy Efficacy for LCA is Dynamic: Improvement is Followed by Decline in Vision
Gene therapy for Leber congenital amaurosis (LCA), an inherited disorder that causes loss of night- and day-vision starting in childhood, improved patients’ eyesight within weeks of treatment in a clinical trial of 15 children and adults at the Scheie Eye Institute at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania.
Off-Label Use of Device to Prevent Stroke in A-Fib Patients is Prevalent and Potentially Dangerous, According to Penn Medicine Study
The Lariat device, which has been cleared by the U.S.
Technological limitations have made studying friction on the atomic scale difficult, but researchers at the University of Pennsylvania and the University of California, Merced, have now made advances in that quest on two fronts.
By Julie McWilliams
Laura Perna, a researcher at the University of Pennsylvania Graduate School of Education, testified on April 30 to a United States House of Representatives panel that the U.S.
Penn’s Institute for Urban Research and Monument Lab Announce May 15th Opening Event at City Hall and Full Schedule of Daily Events
Monument Lab: Creative Speculations for Philadelphia is pleased to announce a full programmatic calendar, including a preview event at the Center for Architecture on May 8, an opening event and dedication at City Hall on May 15, a speaker’s series at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, and daily lunchtime speakers at the Monument Lab in the central courtyard of City Hall.
A love of murder mysteries that he picked up from his mother helped Grant Frame become adept at reading and comprehending the ancient language of Akkadian to translate the royal inscriptions of reigning Neo-Assyrian kings.
Some rare books and manuscripts from Penn Libraries can now be accessed online through the new OPenn digital resources website, http:/openn.library.upenn.edu.