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Penn Medicine’s Irene Hurford Receives Exemplary Psychiatrist Award


Irene Hurford, MD, an assistant professor in the department of Psychiatry, has received a 2017 Exemplary Psychiatrist Award from the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI).
26-May-2017 9:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Gray Matter Density Increases During Adolescence


A new study published by Penn Medicine researchers this month and featured on the cover of the Journal of Neuroscience reveals that while volume indeed decreases from childhood to young adulthood, gray matter density actually increases.
26-May-2017 9:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Kidney Transplants From Diabetic Donors Will Save More Lives, Sooner

In a study published today in the Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology, researchers from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, have found that the best chance of survival, for older patients, those who...
25-May-2017 2:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Penn Medicine Researchers Identify Brain Network Organization Changes That Influence Improvements in Executive Function Among Adolescents and Young Adults


In a new study, published this week in Current Biology, a team of University of Pennsylvania researchers report newly mapped changes in the network organization of the brain that underlie those improvements in executive function. The findings could...
24-May-2017 5:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Genetic Mutation Studies Help Validate New Strategy for Reducing Lipids, Cholesterol

A new strategy – an injectable antibody – for lowering blood lipids and thereby potentially preventing coronary artery disease and other conditions caused by the build-up of fats, cholesterol, and other substances on the artery walls, is...
24-May-2017 11:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Penn Medicine Biochemist Awarded $2.5 Million Grant for New Microscope Technology


Ronen Marmorstein, PhD, a professor of Biochemistry and Biophysics in the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, is one of five investigators who received a grant from the Arnold and Mabel Beckman Foundation for the creation...
24-May-2017 3:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Penn’s Garret FitzGerald Receives American Heart Association Merit Award to Enhance Blood Pressure Control


Garret FitzGerald, MD, FRS, director of the Institute for Translational Medicine and Therapeutics in the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, has received a $1 million Merit Award from the American Heart Association (AHA)...
24-May-2017 1:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

New Heart Disease Risk Genes Point to Flaws in Blood Vessel Walls

Coronary artery disease (CAD) is a leading cause of death worldwide. Despite dozens of regions in the genome associated with CAD, most of the genetic components of heart diseases are not fully understood, suggesting that more genes are out there to...
22-May-2017 12:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Strangely Common Phobias and How They Could Be Cured With Cognitive Behavior Therapy


24-May-2017 12:00 PM EDT

Ramping Up Cancer Care in Resource-Limited Settings


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

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