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Penn Medicine Researchers Harness the Immune System to Fight Pancreatic Cancer
September 23, 2013
Pancreatic cancer ranks as the fourth-leading cause of cancer death in the United States, and is one of the most deadly forms of cancer, due to its resistance to standard treatments with chemotherapy and radiation therapy and frequently, its late stage at the time of diagnosis.
Penn Study Shows New Islet Cell Transplant Procedure Offers Improved Outcomes for Patients with Type 1 Diabetes
September 23, 2013
The latest approach to islet transplantation, in which clusters of insulin-producing cells known as islets are transplanted from a donor pancreas into another person’s liver, has produced substantially improved results for patients with type 1 diabetes, and may offer a more durable alternative to a whole pancreas transplant.
Penn Researchers Hornik and Lerman Receive $20 Million in Federal Funding to Establish Tobacco Center of Regulatory Science
September 20, 2013
A $20 million federal grant will create the University of Pennsylvania Tobacco Center of Regulatory Science (Penn TCORS). A first-of-its-kind regulatory science research enterprise, the new center is designed to conduct studies to inform the regulation of tobacco products to protect public health.  The new grant is supported by the U.S.
Fish Skin Immune Responses Resemble That of the Gut, Penn Study Finds
September 13, 2013
Fish skin is unique in that it lacks keratin, the fibrous protein found in mammalian skin that provides a barrier against the environment. Instead, the epithelial cells of fish skin are in direct contact with the immediate environment: water.
Penn Researchers Pinpoint Molecular Path that Makes Antidepressants Act Quicker
September 13, 2013
The reasons behind why it often takes people several weeks to feel the effect of newly prescribed antidepressants remains somewhat of a mystery – and likely, a frustration to both patients and physicians.
Two Penn Students Awarded HHMI International Research Fellowships
September 6, 2013
Two doctoral students from the University of Pennsylvania, Nam Woo Cho of the Perelman School of Medicine and Maryam Yousefi of the School of Veterinary Medicine, have received International Student Research Fellowships from the Howar
Penn Medicine Researchers Pin Down the Genetics of Going Under
September 5, 2013
Falling asleep in your bed at night and being “put to sleep” under general anesthesia – as well as waking up in the morning or coming out of anesthesia – aren’t quite the same thing, yet they share some important similarities.  Max Kelz, MD, PhD, assistant professor of Anes
Penn Medicine Announces Chester County Hospital and Health System as a New Member of the University of Pennsylvania Health System
September 4, 2013
The Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania and the Board of Directors of The Chester County Hospital and Health System (TCCHHS) today announced TCCHHS as a new member of the University of Pennsylvania Health System. TCCHHS includes a 245-bed hospital complex in West Chester and satellite locations in Exton, West Goshen, New Garden, Jennersville and Kennett Square.
Delivering Drugs With Plants, Penn’s Henry Daniell Aims to Save Lives
September 3, 2013
An admonishment to eat your greens may take on a whole new meaning if Henry Daniell, who recently joined the faculty of the University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine, has anything to do with it.
Penn Medicine: Balancing Act: Cell Senescence, Aging Related to Epigenetic Changes
August 30, 2013
One way cells promote tumor suppression is through a process called senescence, an irreversible arrest of proliferation. Senescence is thought to be associated with normal aging, but is also a protective measure by the body against run-away cell replication.