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Penn: More Sub-Saharan Africans Living Longer but With Limited Function
May 16, 2013
The number of adults living beyond age 45 in sub-Saharan Africa is rapidly expanding, yet many of these older men and women experience physical illnesses and disabilities that limit their ability to function, according to a study by researchers at the University of Pennsylvania and in Malawi.
Penn Vet Working Dog Center Collaborating on Ovarian Cancer Detection Study
May 1, 2013
In a unique, interdisciplinary collaboration, the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine’s Working Dog Center, The School of Arts and Science's Department of Physics and Astronomy, Penn Medicine’s Division of Gynecologic Oncology and the Monell Chemical Senses Center have joined together to study ovarian cancer detection by dogs and e-sensors.
Penn Researcher Receives National Clinical Research Award for Gene Therapy
April 19, 2013
A gene therapy study focused on finding a cure for a rare congenital blinding disease has been recognized as one of the ten most outstanding clinical research projects of the year by the Clinical Research Forum (CRF). The study, led by Jean Bennett, MD, Phd, F.M.
Penn Researchers Help Find Therapeutic Target for Treating Brain Injury
April 8, 2013
A research team including members of the Department of Bioengineering in the University of Pennsylvania School of Engineering and Applied Science has discovered that drug intervention to reduce intercellular signaling between astrocytes following traumatic brain injury reduces cognitive deficits and damage.
Penn’s Gutmann and Jensen Part of Obama’s BRAIN Initiative
April 3, 2013
In an attempt to better understand "the three pounds of matter that sits between our ears," President Obama has announced a $100 million investment into the BRAIN Initiative (Brain Research through Advancing Innovativ
Penn: Nurse Understaffing Increases Infection Risk in Very Low Birth Weight Babies
March 18, 2013
Very low birth weight infants, those weighing less than 3.25 pounds, account for half of infant deaths in the United States each year, yet a new study released in today’s issue of JAMA-Pediatrics documents that these critically ill infants do not receive optimal nursing care, which can lead to hospital-acquired infe
Penn Medicine: Donor Smoking and Recipient Obesity Tied to Higher Rates of Death and Lung Injury After Lung Transplantation
March 6, 2013
PHILADELPHIA — A multi-institution study led by researchers at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania has identified several important risk factors, including a donor’s smoking history and recipient obesity, linked to severe primary graft dysfunction (PGD), the major cause of serious illness and death after lung transplantation. PGD is a common complication that affects up to 25 percent of lung transplant patients shortly after surgery.  The study also found that some previously identified risk factors, including donor sex, race, age, and means of death, were not associated with PGD.
Penn Medicine: Colonoscopy Screening Reduces Risk of Advanced Colorectal Cancer
March 4, 2013
PHILADELPHIA — A new study led by a researcher at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania adds support to current medical recommendations stating that screening colonoscopy substantially reduces an average-risk adult’s likelihood of being diagnosed with advanced colorectal cancer (CRC) i