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Penn Medicine-led Project Approved for $1.4 Million PCORI Grant to Continue Vasculitis Research

4 Aug 2015 – A large-scale, clinical research project on vasculitis, led by Peter A. Merkel, MD, MPH, a professor of Medicine and Epidemiology and chief of the division of Rheumatology at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, and George Casey, MBA, Vice President of the Vasculitis... Read more

Penn Study Questions Presence in Blood of Heart-Healthy Molecules from Fish Oil Supplements

30 Jul 2015 – Now, a new study from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, published online this month ahead of the print issue in the Journal of Lipid Research, questions the relevance of fish oil-derived SPMs and their purported anti-inflammatory effects in humans. Read more

Cell Aging Slowed by Putting Brakes on Noisy Transcription

30 Jul 2015 – Working with yeast and worms, researchers found that incorrect gene expression is a hallmark of aged cells and that reducing such "noise" extends lifespan in these organisms. Read more

Penn Bioethicists Call for End to "Pay-to-Play" Clinical Research

30 Jul 2015 – Charging people to participate in research studies is likely to undermine the fundamental ethical basis of clinical research, according to a new paper written by bioethicists, including lead author Ezekiel Emanuel, MD, PhD, chair of the department of Medical Ethics and Health Policy at the Perelman... Read more

Sleepy Fruitflies Get Mellow: Sleep Deprivation Reduces Aggression, Mating Behavior in Flies, Penn Study Finds

28 Jul 2015 – A team of researchers from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania used fruitflies to probe deeper into the cellular and molecular mechanisms that govern aggression and sleep. Read more

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