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Six Penn Faculty Members Elected to National Academy of Medicine

Six faculty members from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania have been elected to the National Academy of Medicine (NAM), one of the nation's highest honors in biomedicine.
21-Oct-2019 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

High-Risk Patients Benefit from Undergoing Surgery at Teaching Hospitals

Patients with a high risk of dying after surgery, including those with multiple chronic diseases, benefit from undergoing general or vascular procedures at a major teaching hospital as opposed to a non-teaching hospital, according to a study from...
17-Oct-2019 8:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Nationwide Study Aims Improve Long-Term Lung Transplant Outcomes

As part of an effort to improve long-term outcomes, a national team led by a researcher at Penn Medicine has launched a study--funded by a $9.8 million grant from the NIH--to better understand clinical and biological processes that occur after...
17-Oct-2019 8:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Failure of Mitochondrial Quality Control Causes Heart Disease

Researchers at Penn Medicine discovered that a protein called ANT is critical for a quality control process called mitophagy—which helps to ensure the integrity of the mitochondria network by removing damaged mitochondria—and found that ANT...
14-Oct-2019 8:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Women Have Substantially Less Influence on Twitter than Men in Academic Medicine

Women who are health policy or health services researchers face a significant disparity in social media influence compared to their male peers, according to a new study from researchers in the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of...
10-Oct-2019 1:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Researchers Explore Spinal Discs’ Early Response to Injury and Ways to Improve It

Researchers showed in animal models that spinal discs' default injury response can be temporarily stopped to allow for better treatment
11-Oct-2019 9:30 AM EDT Add to Favorites

“Back in Time”: Penn Researchers Unravel the Early Makings of an Exhausted T Cell

Penn Medicine researchers explore a T cell's path to exhaustion and what triggers it.
14-Oct-2019 9:30 AM EDT Add to Favorites

New Opioid Prescription Dosages Drop 22 Percent in Penn Medicine’s New Jersey Practices Following Changes to State Law and Health Record Alerts

The total amount of opioids dispensed per new opioid prescription decreased by 22 percent in Penn Medicine outpatient practices in New Jersey after the state passed a law limiting prescriptions to a five-day supply for new opioid prescriptions. Penn...
11-Oct-2019 1:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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