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Genomes of Ape Parasites Reveal Origin and Evolution of Leading Cause of Malaria Outside of Africa

Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

The genome sequences of ape parasites related to Plasmodium vivax, the main source of mosquito-borne malaria outside Africa, provide insights on the origin and early evolution of the human parasite. This finding could have implications for better comprehending and eradicating malaria infection worldwide.

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First Mouse Model to Mimic Lung Disease Could Speed Discovery of More Effective Treatments

Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

A team of researchers from Penn Medicine has developed the first mouse model with an IPF-associated mutation, which induces scarring and other damage similar to what is observed in humans suffering from the condition.

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Article ID: 699024

Physicist Tristan Smith to Explore Dark Universe with NASA Grant

Swarthmore College

Assistant Professor of Physics Tristan Smith has received a NASA grant to support his work in developing new ways to identify and measure the physics of the dark universe.

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The Medical Minute: Lessen the Risk of ACL Injury for High School Athletes

Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center

An athlete is sailing through the air or making a quick turn when all of a sudden he or she hears a “pop” in the knee. An athlete who experiences this followed by sudden pain and swelling often receives the much-feared diagnosis of an anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) tear.

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Penn Medicine’s Carl June Receives 2018 Albany Prize

Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

Carl June, MD, a gene therapy pioneer at the Abramson Cancer Center of the University of Pennsylvania, will receive the 2018 Albany Medical Center Prize in Medicine and Biomedical Research.

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Seven Ways You Are Hurting Your Sleep This Summer

Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

Summer is the season of barbeque, beach trips, and some of the simplest joys of life, but if you’re not careful, it can also be the lone enemy of one of the most important joys of them all: sleep.

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Wage Gap Between Hospital Executives and Doctors Is Widening, Study Finds

Wolters Kluwer Health: Lippincott Williams and Wilkins

Over the past decade, salaries for hospital CEOs have risen much faster than for surgeons, physicians, and nurses, reports a study in Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research® (CORR®), a publication of The Association of Bone and Joint Surgeons®. The journal is published by Wolters Kluwer.

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Better Doctor/Patient Communication Means Better Outcomes in Cancer Care, According to a Report in JNCCN

National Comprehensive Cancer Network® (NCCN®)

Study from the American Cancer Society, published in JNCCN--Journal of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network, found cancer patients who were more satisfied with the communication they received, had better health results at lower costs

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