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Penn Study Finds Sons of Cocaine-Using Fathers Have Profound Memory Impairments

Fathers who use cocaine at the time of conceiving a child may be putting their sons at risk of learning disabilities and memory loss. The findings of the animal study were published online in Molecular Psychiatry by a team of researchers from the...
23-Feb-2017 9:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

“Designer Cardiovascular Therapies:” New Ways on the Horizon to Fix a Broken Heart


Unlike the self-repair abilities of our skin, bone and other tissues, which can readily heal and rebuild themselves after injury, evolution has left the mammalian heart with relatively little regenerative capacity. Finding new ways to repair and...
21-Feb-2017 11:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

Chyke Doubeni, MD, MPH Appointed to the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force

Chyke Doubeni, MD, MPH, chair and the presidential professor of the department of Family Medicine and Community Health, in the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, has been appointed to the U.S. Preventive Services Task...
21-Feb-2017 11:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

Testosterone Treatment Improves Bone Density and Anemia, May Lead to Cardiac Risk

It is commonly known that testosterone levels decrease as men age, but until last year, little was known about the effects of testosterone treatment in older men with low testosterone. Today, in a group of papers published in the Journal of the...
16-Feb-2017 3:00 PM EST Add to Favorites

Penn Expert Calls for Shorter Radiation Use in Prostate Cancer Treatment


Men with prostate cancer can receive shorter courses of radiation therapy than what is currently considered standard, according to Justin Bekelman, MD, an associate professor of Radiation Oncology, Medical Ethics, and Health Policy at the University...
21-Feb-2017 9:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

New Approach to Cervical Cancer Care in Botswana Cuts Lag Time Between Treatment and Diagnosis in Half


Cervical cancer is the leading cause of cancer deaths for women low- and middle-income countries, including Botswana, where 75 percent of cervical cancer patients suffer from advanced forms of the disease. These patients can face wait times as long...
20-Feb-2017 11:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

Penn Team Tracks Rare T Cells in Blood to Better Understand Annual Flu Vaccine


A team has found a way to identify the small population of circulating helper T cells present in the blood after an annual flu vaccine to monitor their contribution to antibody strength. A technique that identifies these helper immune cells could...
17-Feb-2017 7:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Philly’s Opportunity to Address Health Disparities Through Research Funding

R01, K, R03, T32 – navigating the world of NIH grants, especially in uncertain financial funding times, can be confusing. Last month, Gary H. Gibbons, MD, director of the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute (NHLBI) of the National Institutes...
17-Feb-2017 1:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Our Experts on Newswise

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

Teen Decision-Making Expert Available to Provide Insight Into Choices Being Made by Teenagers During Spring Rites of Passage - Prom, Graduation, Senior Week.


18-Apr-2016 1:05 PM EDT

Penn Medicine Zika Virus Experts Available for Interviews

2-Feb-2016 11:05 AM EST

Penn Sleep Specialist Available to Discuss How School Schedules Can Impact Sleep

28-Aug-2015 12:05 PM EDT

Dean of Penn’s Perelman School of Medicine: Precision Medicine is “Personalized, Problematic, and Promising”

- The rapidly emerging field of precision medicine is a “disruptive innovation” that offers the possibility of remarkably fine-tuned remedies to improve patient health while minimizing the risk of harmful side effects, says J. Larry Jameson,...
26-May-2015 4:00 PM EDT

Penn Medicine Experts Offer Suggestions for Nudging Children toward Healthier Food Choices

Strategies aimed at reducing childhood obesity should acknowledge individuals’ rational taste preferences and apply insights from behavioral economics to design choice architecture that increases their likelihood of success, say two...
19-Mar-2015 11:00 AM EDT

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