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Penn Medicine Shows Giving Entire Course of Radiation Treatment in Less Than a Second is Feasible

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Cancer patients may one day be able to get their entire course of radiation therapy in less than a second rather than coming in for treatment over the course of several weeks, and researchers in the Abramson Cancer Center of the University of Pennsylvania have taken the first steps toward making it a reality

Channels: Cancer, Clinical Trials, Healthcare, Pharmaceuticals, All Journal News,

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7-Jan-2020 12:00 AM EST
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Penn Study Paves Way for New Vaccines to Protect Infants Against Infections

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A new Penn Medicine study puts researchers within closer reach of vaccines that can protect infants against infections by overcoming a mother’s antibodies, which are known to shut down immune defenses initiated by conventional vaccines. That hurdle largely explains why vaccinations for infectious diseases like influenza and measles not given until six to 12 months of age. Findings from the preclinical study were published online today in Science Translational Medicine.

Channels: Children's Health, Immunology, Infectious Diseases, Vaccines, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), All Journal News,

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8-Jan-2020 4:10 PM EST
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Newswise: Research Identifies Changes in Neural Circuits Underlying Self-Control, Decision Making During Adolescent Brain Development

Research Identifies Changes in Neural Circuits Underlying Self-Control, Decision Making During Adolescent Brain Development

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Researchers from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania applied tools from network science to identify how anatomical connections in the brain develop to support neural activity underlying executive function.

Channels: Children's Health, Cognition and Learning, Neuro, PNAS, All Journal News, Grant Funded News, Staff Picks,

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3-Jan-2020 9:00 AM EST
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Bystander CPR Less Likely for People Living in Hispanic Neighborhoods Compared to Non-Hispanic Neighborhoods

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People living in predominately Hispanic neighborhoods are less likely to receive CPR from a bystander following an out-of-hospital cardiac arrest compared to people living in non-Hispanic neighborhoods, researchers from Penn Medicine and the Duke University of School of Medicine reported in the journal Circulation. This same group also had a lower likelihood of survival.

Channels: Emergency Medicine, Healthcare, Heart Disease, Public Health, Race and Ethnicity, All Journal News,

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2-Jan-2020 2:25 PM EST
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Direct-to-Consumer Fertility Tests Confuse and Mislead Consumers, Penn Study Shows

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Direct-to-consumer hormone-based “fertility testing” for women is viewed by consumers as both an alternative, empowering tool for family planning, and a confusing and misleading one, according to the results of a new study from Penn Medicine. Findings from the small, first-of-its-kind ethnographic study reinforce the need for consumer education around the purpose and accuracy of the tests, which have seen increasing interest in recent years due to the low cost and widespread availability. The study was published in the journal of Social Science and Medicine.

Channels: Family and Parenting, Healthcare, OBGYN, Women's Health, All Journal News,

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30-Dec-2019 3:05 PM EST
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When Automotive Assembly Plants Close, Deaths from Opioid Overdoses Rise

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Closing of local automotive assembly plants may lead to increases in deaths from opioid overdose, according to a study led by researchers at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania and the Massachusetts General Hospital. The findings highlight fading economic opportunity as a driving factor in the ongoing national opioid epidemic, and build on previous research that links declining participation in the labor force to increased opioid use in the U.S. The findings are published today in JAMA Internal Medicine.

Channels: Addiction, All Journal News, Drugs and Drug Abuse, Economics, In the Workplace, Mental Health, Psychology and Psychiatry, Substance Abuse, Automotive, JAMA, Staff Picks,

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27-Dec-2019 9:30 AM EST
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Newswise: Proton Therapy Lowers Risk of Side Effects in Cancer Patients Compared to Traditional Radiation
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Proton Therapy Lowers Risk of Side Effects in Cancer Patients Compared to Traditional Radiation

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Proton therapy leads to significantly lower risk of side effects severe enough to lead to unplanned hospitalizations for cancer patients when compared with traditional radiation, while cure rates between the two groups are almost identical

Channels: Aging, Cancer, Clinical Trials, Healthcare, JAMA, All Journal News,

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23-Dec-2019 11:00 AM EST
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Brain Tumor Organoids May be Key to Time-sensitive Treatments for Glioblastomas

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Lab-grown brain organoids developed from a patient’s own glioblastoma, the most aggressive and common form of brain cancer, may hold the answers on how to best treat it. A new study in Cell from researchers at Penn Medicine showed how glioblastoma organoids could serve as effective models to rapidly test personalized treatment strategies.

Channels: Healthcare, Neuro, Pharmaceuticals, Cell (journal), All Journal News, Grant Funded News,

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23-Dec-2019 2:35 PM EST
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Penn Researchers Predict 10-Year Breast Cancer Recurrence with MRI Scans

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MRI and an emerging field of medicine called radiomics could help to characterize the heterogeneity of cancer cells within a tumor and allow for a better understanding of the causes and progression of a person’s individual disease, according to a Penn Medicine study.

Channels: Cancer, Healthcare, Technology, National Cancer Institute (NCI), National Institutes of Health (NIH), All Journal News,

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19-Dec-2019 12:55 PM EST
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Patients with Acute Leukemia Who Are Treated with Common Therapy Have Increased Risk for Heart Failure

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Patients with acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) or acute myeloid leukemia (AML) who are treated with anthracyclines are at a heightened risk of heart failure—most often within one year of exposure to the chemotherapy treatment.

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12-Dec-2019 11:05 AM EST
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