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Enigmatic Molecules Maintain Equilibrium Between Fighting Infection, Inflammatory Havoc

24 Aug 2016 – Special RNA molecules called long non-coding RNAs (lncRNAs) are key controllers for maintaining immune health when fighting infection or preventing inflammatory disorders, according to research led by Jorge Henao-Mejia, MD, PhD, an assistant professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine in the... Read more

Fourth Annual Basser Global Prize Awarded to Canadian Women's Cancer Geneticist Steven Narod

24 Aug 2016 – The Basser Center for BRCA†at Pennís†Abramson Cancer Center†has announced the recipient of the 2016 Basser Global Prize. The honor will go to cancer geneticist Steven Narod, MD, FRCPC, PhD (hon), FRSC, director of the Familial Breast Cancer Research Unit and a senior scientist at the Womenís Col... Read more

Penn Physician-Administrator Selected for Panel to Improve Healthcare Systems

23 Aug 2016 – Craig A. Umscheid, MD, MSCE, an associate professor of Medicine and Epidemiology at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, has been appointed by the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute to serve on its Advisory Panel on Improving Healthcare Systems. Read more

First Child to Undergo a Bilateral Hand Transplant Marks One Year since Surgery at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

23 Aug 2016 – Today, nine-year-old Zion Harvey can throw a baseball over home plate. He can write in his journal, prepare himself lunch and manage zippers on his clothes. However, for most of his life, these and many other ordinary actions were impossible for this little boy. Read more

Penn Medicine Researchers Predict Sudden Cardiac Death Risk

23 Aug 2016 – For the first time, a team of researchers has developed and validated a prediction model to determine sudden cardiac death risk in adults without a history of cardiovascular disease (CVD). Read more

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