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“Cyclops” Algorithm Spots Daily Rhythms in Cells

Humans, like virtually all other complex organisms on Earth, have adapted to their planet’s 24-hour cycle of sunlight and darkness. That circadian rhythm is reflected in human behavior, of course, but also in the molecular workings of our cells....
25-Apr-2017 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Displaying Lab Test Costs in Electronic Health Records Doesn’t Deter Doctors from Ordering Them

Hospitals nationwide are seeking ways to use price transparency – displaying the price of lab tests at the time when doctors are placing the order – to nudge doctors to consider whether the benefits are worth the cost. But, results of a new...
19-Apr-2017 1:55 PM EDT Add to Favorites

The Little Care Plan That Could

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In April of 2007, Penn's OncoLink launched the OncoLife Survivorship Care Plan, a user-generated service that creates care plans for patients who have survived cancer. As that plan marks 10 years, OncoLink’s Managing Editor, Carolyn Vachani, looks...
19-Apr-2017 9:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Penn Researchers Receive Prestigious National Clinical Research Achievement Awards

Two research teams from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania are among the recipients of the 2017 Clinical Research Achievement Award.
19-Apr-2017 9:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Could Yellow Fever Rise Again?

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Many people might not have heard of the Aedes aegypti mosquito until this past year, when the mosquito, and the disease it can carry – Zika – began to make headlines. But more than 220 years ago, this same breed of mosquito was spreading a...
17-Apr-2017 10:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Ronald P. DeMatteo, MD, FACS, Named Chair of the Department of Surgery at Penn Medicine

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Ronald P. DeMatteo, MD, FACS, has been named chair of the department of Surgery in the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania. DeMatteo is a surgical oncologist who is nationally recognized for his expertise in treating liver,...
17-Apr-2017 9:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Penn Medicine’s Daniel J. Rader, MD, Receives National Award from American College of Physicians

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The American College of Physicians, the largest medical specialty organization in the United States, presented Daniel J. Rader, MD, with its Award for Outstanding Work in Science as Related to Medicine at the organization’s annual scientific...
13-Apr-2017 2:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Managing Cell and Human Identity

Leading biologists and bioethicists from the Institute for Regenerative Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, and other institutions, will come together to discuss these topics in a day-long symposium entitled, “Managing Cell and Human...
13-Apr-2017 2:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Ramping Up Cancer Care in Resource-Limited Settings

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24-Apr-2017 10:05 AM EDT

10 Minutes. 22 People. 54 Percent.

At this moment, more than 118,000 people in the United States are in need of a lifesaving organ transplant. And 64 percent of them are currently on a waiting list – to which roughly 1 person is added every 10 minutes – according to the United...
10-Apr-2017 11:00 AM EDT

Greater Insight Into Basic Biology of Pain Will Reveal Non-Addictive Remedies, Say Penn Experts

The U.S. medical community needs a better understanding of the biology of pain and how it plays out in individuals to be able to combat the national epidemic of addiction to painkillers.
9-Mar-2017 2:05 PM EST

Dr. Anil Rustgi, Chief of the Division of Gastroenterology in the Perelman School of Medicine, Is Available for Interviews on Rising Colorectal Cancer Rates Among Millennials and Gen Xers

1-Mar-2017 12:05 PM EST

Dr. O'Brien, the Vice-Chair of Psychiatry at Penn Medicine, Is Available for Interviews on Drug Addiction and the Neurobiology of Relapse

24-Feb-2017 3:05 PM EST

Is Running Really Good for the Heart?

From the Broad Street Run here in Philadelphia to the Cherry Blossom 10-mile run in Washington, DC, and others across the country and overseas, running season is just around the corner! And for many people, from avid runners to weekend warriors,...
13-Feb-2017 11:00 AM EST

Linking Human Genome Sequences to Health Data Will Change Clinical Medicine, Says Penn Expert

The value of intersecting the sequencing of individuals’ exomes (all expressed genes) or full genomes to find rare genetic variants -- on a large scale -- with their detailed electronic health record (EHR) information has “myriad benefits,...
22-Dec-2016 4:05 PM EST

Health & Medicine at the 2016 Rio De Janeiro Olympics: Penn Medicine Experts Available for Comment

17-Aug-2016 2:05 PM EDT

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