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As the Institute of Medicine Reports on Graduate Medical Education, Penn Expert Calls For Innovation in Training Future Physicians

30 Jul 2014 – Writing that “our nation’s lack of research in medical education contrasts starkly with the large and essential commitment to biomedical research funded by industry, philanthropic organizations, and the public,” David A. Asch, MD, professor at the Perelman School of Medicine and the Wharton Scho... Read more

Penn Researchers Find Naltrexone May Be Effective in Diminishing Impulse Control Disorders in Parkinson's Disease Patients

30 Jul 2014 – A team of investigators from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania and the Parkinson's Disease Research, Education and Clinical Center (PADRECC) at the Philadelphia Veterans Affairs Medical Center conducted a pilot study and found that the opioid antagonist naltrexone may... Read more

Acupuncture Provides Significant Quality of Life Improvements Among Breast Cancer Patients Taking Drugs to Prevent Recurrence, Penn Study Shows

30 Jul 2014 – Use of electroacupuncture (EA) – a form of acupuncture where a small electric current is passed between pairs of acupuncture needles – produces significant improvements in fatigue, anxiety and depression in as little as eight weeks for early stage breast cancer patients experiencing joint pai... Read more

Competition Seeks Experts in Science and Machine Learning to Predict and Detect Seizures

28 Jul 2014 – A team of researchers from Penn and the Mayo Clinic has challenged the best minds in science and “machine learning” to improve devices to treat epilepsy with two competitions to detect and predict seizure onset. Read more

Penn Scholars: Hobby Lobby Decision a "Setback … for Women's Health Care"

28 Jul 2014 – The recent Hobby Lobby U.S. Supreme Court decision is “a setback for both the ACA’s [Affordable Care Act] foundational goal of access to universal health care and for women’s health care,” say two University of Pennsylvania professors writing in the new issue of the New England Journal of Medicine. Read more

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