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Penn Medicine to Develop the Next Generation of Viral Vectors -- called AAV 3.0™ -- for Gene Therapies and Genome Editing

29 Jun 2016 – The Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania has launched a new program, called AAV 3.0™, to create new viral vectors to find quicker and better treatments for an array of diseases. Read more

Novel Lipid Lowering Medication Improves Blood Sugar Control in Type 2 Diabetes

28 Jun 2016 – High triglycerides – a type of fat, or lipid, in the blood – increase the risk of heart disease and perhaps type 2 diabetes. For the first time, it has been shown that profoundly lowering triglycerides in diabetics improves their insulin sensitivity over time, which helps them maintain health... Read more

Penn Orphan Disease Center Names Director of Neurogenetics and Grant Program Awardees for Rare Genetic Disorder

28 Jun 2016 – Ashley R. Winslow, PhD, has been named director of Neurogenetics for the Orphan Disease Center (ODC) in the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania. Read more

Penn-CHOP Named CDC Prevention Epicenter Site

27 Jun 2016 – The Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania and The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia have been awarded over $5 million to serve as a U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Prevention Epicenter site to help develop and test innovative approaches to preventing... Read more

State Medical Home Initiative Slashes Healthcare Costs for Complex Medicaid Patients

27 Jun 2016 – Providing Medicaid patients with a primary care “medical home” cut costs of their care by as much as $4,100 a year and lowered their number of doctors visits and hospitalizations, according to a Perelman School of Medicine-led study published today in the Journal of General Internal Medicine. Read more

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