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Penn Science Café: Dogs Leading the Fight Against Cancer
October 16, 2013
The University of Pennsylvania’s Nicola Mason, an assistant professor of medicine and pathobiology in the School of Veterinary Medicine, studies the immune systems of dogs, which happen to share many traits with those of humans.
Investigating Skeletal Muscle Healing, Penn's Rakesh Goli Finds a Love for Research
October 10, 2013
Rakesh Goli is leaning toward a career in medicine. But the excitement of scientific research also appeals, leaving him unsure of whether he wants to commit to a future spent exclusively in the clinic. Fortunately, the University of Pennsylvania sophomore doesn’t have to make up his mind just yet.
Penn Medicine Names First Leader of Precision Medicine to Speed Delivery of Tailored Treatments to Patients
October 9, 2013
D. Gary Gilliland, MD, PhD, has been named the inaugural Vice Dean and Vice President for Precision Medicine, a newly created role to position Penn Medicine as the nation’s top leader in the delivery of individualized medicine.
Penn Study: Visits to Multiple HIV Clinics Linked to Poorer Outcomes
October 9, 2013
Patients who received care at multiple HIV clinics—as opposed to only one— were less likely to take their medication and had higher HIV viral loads,  a new study published in the journal AIDS and Behavior of almost 13,000 HIV patients in Philadelphia from Penn Medicine found.  The findings reinfo
Short Sleepers Most Likely to Be Drowsy Drivers, Penn Medicine Study Finds
October 1, 2013
Federal data suggests that 15 to 33 percent of fatal automobile crashes are caused by drowsy drivers, but very little research has addressed what factors play a role in operating a vehicle in this impaired state.
Shadrack Frimpong of Penn Has a Vision for a Healthy Africa
September 30, 2013
Spending a summer break in Switzerland may conjure images of scaling snow-covered Alps.
Penn Medicine Team Leads FAA-Sponsored Research into the Impact of Air Traffic Noise on Sleep
September 30, 2013
A team of researchers from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania are part of a new initiative by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) focusing on environmental goals for noise, air quality, climate change and energy.  As a core team partner in the new Air Transportation Center of Excellence (COE
Penn's FitzGerald Named Ohio State Heart Program's 2013 Schottenstein Laureate
September 27, 2013
Garret FitzGerald, MD, FRS, professor of Medicine and Pharmacology; chair of the Department of Pharmacology; and director of the Institute for Translational Medicine and Therapeutics at the Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania is the 2013 recipient of the Jay and Jeanine Schottenstein Prize in Cardiovascular Sciences from The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center’s Heart and Vascular Center.
Penn Doctor Heads to White House for Affordable Care Act Awareness Event
September 27, 2013
One of the biggest changes to the health care system is coming in just a few short weeks: the individual mandate.
Penn Medicine: Made to Order at the Synapse: Dynamics of Protein Synthesis at Neuron Tip is Basis for Memory and Learning
September 26, 2013
Protein synthesis in the extensions of nerve cells, called dendrites, underlies long-term memory formation in the brain, among other functions.