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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.
Penn: Protein That Protects Nucleus Also Regulates Stem Cell Differentiation
August 29, 2013
The human body has hundreds of different cell types, all with the same basic DNA, and all of which can ultimately be traced back to identical stem cells.
Penn Study: Shutting off Neurons Helps Bullied Mice Overcome Symptoms of Depression
August 29, 2013
A new drug target to treat depression and other mood disorders may lie in a group of GABA neurons (gamma-aminobutyric acid –the neurotransmitters which inhibit other cells) shown to contribute to symptoms like social withdrawal and increased anxiety, Penn Medicine researchers report in a new study in the Journal of Neuroscience.  
Penn's Basser Research Center for BRCA Brings Mission Into U.S. Synagogues
August 28, 2013
This fall, the University of Pennsylvania’s Basser Research Center for BRCA is taking its lifesaving efforts to raise awareness about hereditary breast and ovarian cancers on the road and into synagogues across the country.
Penn: Researchers Agree that Alzheimer's Test Results Could be Released to Research Participants, if Guidance and Counseling in Place
August 21, 2013
A leading group of Alzheimer's researchers contends that, as biomarkers to detect signals of the disease improve at providing clinically meaningful information, researchers will need guidance on how to constructively disclose test results and track how disclosure impacts both patients and the data collected in research studies.
Minor and Major: Penn Study Finds A New Gene Expression Mechanism
August 21, 2013
A rare, small RNA turns a gene-splicing machine into a switch that controls the expression of hundreds of human genes.
Penn: Variants at Gene Linked to Kidney Disease, Sleeping Sickness Resistance
July 29, 2013
A new study led by University of Pennsylvania researchers involves a classic case of evolution’s fickle nature: a genetic mutation that protects against a potentially fatal infectious disease also appears to increase the risk of developing a chronic, debilitating condition.
A Bad Alliance: Rare Immune Cells Promote Food-Induced Allergic Inflammation in the Esophagus, Finds Penn Study
July 22, 2013
Food is an integral part of life; but, for some, it can be harmful. Allergic inflammation caused by inappropriate immune responses to some types of food has become a major public health issue. Over the past ten years, the prevalence of food allergies has increased by nearly 20 percent, affecting an estimated six million people in the U.S.