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Invite to Cover: Environmental Health and Environmental Justice in Pennsylvania: Where Do We Go From Here?

29 Sep 2014 – A group of researchers and environmental advocacy groups will come together to discuss environmental health issues dealing with air and water quality, cumulative exposures, and fuel transportation safety during an environmental justice conference held at the University of Pennsylvania on Tuesday. Read more

Penn Researchers Explain How Ends of Chromosomes are Maintained for Cancer Cell Immortality

25 Sep 2014 – Maintaining the ends of chromosomes, called telomeres, is a requisite feature of cells that are able to continuously divide and also a hallmark of human cancer. "Telomeres are much like the plastic cap on the ends of shoelaces -- they keep the ends of DNA from fraying," says Roger Greenberg, MD,... Read more

Increased Knowledge of HPV Vaccines Does Not Predict a Higher Rate of Vaccination, Penn Study Finds

24 Sep 2014 – “Knowledge is power” is an old saying. Another cliché warns, “a little knowledge is a dangerous thing.” When it comes to getting inoculated against the Human Papilloavirus (HPV), it seems that neither saying is true. In fact, according to a study by a multidisciplinary University of Pennsylvani... Read more

Penn Researchers Use Infrared Imaging to Detect Lung Tumors

24 Sep 2014 – Penn Medicine researchers are now able to identify cancerous tumors of the lung using infrared imaging that makes hidden tumors glow during surgery. In a pilot study, researchers performed the first in-human demonstration of this technology to identify lung tumors during surgery without prior... Read more

Penn Researchers Describe New Cancer Drug Target Involving Lipid Chemical Messengers

19 Sep 2014 – Youhai Chen, PhD, MD, and Svetlana Fayngerts, PhD, both researchers in the department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine at the Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania, and colleagues report that TIPE3, a newly described oncogenic protein, promotes cancer by targeting lipid... Read more

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