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Clinical Practice Guidelines: Trying to Get them Right the First Time

19 Aug 2014 – Penn Medicine researchers caution that the rapid adoption of one or two studies as the basis for clinical practice, even if they are randomized controlled trials, can lead to misinformation and potential harm. Read more

Penn Study Finds Dopamine Replacement Therapy Associated with Increase in Impulse Control Disorders Among Early Parkinson's Disease Patients

15 Aug 2014 – New Penn Medicine research shows that neuropsychiatric symptoms such as depression, anxiety and fatigue are more common in newly diagnosed Parkinson’s disease (PD) patients compared to the general population. Read more

Drug-Induced Sleep Apnea is a Safe and Effective Means to Bring About Sleep Quickly with Few Side-Effects, Penn Study Reports

12 Aug 2014 – Researchers from Penn Medicine have developed a safe and effective technique for inducing sleep in patients with severe obstructive sleep apnea. Read more

Penn's Basser Research Center for BRCA Names BRCA1 Founder Mary-Claire King Winner of the 2014 Basser Global Prize

11 Aug 2014 – Twenty years after the first identification of the BRCA1 gene, the University of Pennsylvania’s Basser Research Center for BRCA will honor the geneticist credited with its founding with the second annual Basser Global Prize. Read more

Penn-led Expert Panel Calls for Public Health Research on Natural Gas Drilling

11 Aug 2014 – Groundwater and air quality testing before, during, and after natural gas drilling – which includes hydraulic fracturing -- should be key components of efforts to ensure the safety of communities near these sites, according to an expert panel convened to weigh in on public health research needs... Read more

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