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Alarming” Diabetes Epidemic in Guatemala Tied to Aging, Not Obesity

The diabetes epidemic in Guatemala is worse than previously thought: more than 25 percent of its indigenous people, who make up 60 percent of the population, suffer from type 2 diabetes or pre-diabetes, suggests a new study published in PLOS One...
14-Aug-2018 8:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Drugs in Development for Cancer May Also Fight Brain Diseases, including ALS

A class of cancer drugs called PARP inhibitors could be useful for treating and preventing brain disorders, including ALS (Lou Gehrig’s disease) and some forms of frontotemporal degeneration, by halting the misplacement of specific proteins that...
8-Aug-2018 5:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Penn Medicine’s Commitment to Encouraging Healthy Lifestyles for Patients and Staff Now Extends to Food and Beverages

Sodas, sports drinks, sweetened juices, fast food and grab-and-go vending machine snacks are staples of many American diets, and this fare has become a major contributor to obesity and chronic disease across the nation. In fact, according to the...
9-Aug-2018 9:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Inaugural Class of the Michael Brown Penn-GSK Postdoctoral Fellowship Award Program Commence Unique Collaborative Training

Four Penn Medicine postdoctoral trainees have been awarded three-year fellowships through a newly established program, the Michael Brown Penn-GSK Postdoctoral Fellowship Award Program from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of...
8-Aug-2018 5:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Penn Biomedical Graduate Studies Program Receives $2 Million Gift from the Blavatnik Family Foundation to Support Scientists in Training

The Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania has received a $2 million gift from the Blavatnik Family Foundation to establish the Blavatnik Family Fellowship in Biomedical Research in the Penn Biomedical Graduate Studies (BGS)...
8-Aug-2018 5:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Cancer Cells Send Out “Drones” to Battle Immune System from Afar

Checkpoint inhibitor therapies have made metastatic melanoma and other cancers a survivable condition for 20 to 30 percent of treated patients, but clinicians have had very limited ways of knowing which patients will respond. Researchers have...
6-Aug-2018 1:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Penn Medicine Immunologist Receives Early Career Honor from Burroughs Wellcome Fund

Jorge Henao-Mejia will work to uncover how minute organisms in the gut contribute to obesity and type 2 diabetes, findings which could pave the way from new treatments to reduce the ever-growing number of people diagnosed with these serious medical...
7-Aug-2018 4:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Advancing Transplantation: Hepatitis C-infected Organs Safe for Transplantation When Followed by Antiviral Treatment

Penn Team Eradicates Hepatitis C in 20 Patients Following Lifesaving Transplants from Infected Donors
3-Aug-2018 10:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites


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