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Teen Girls with a Family History of Breast Cancer Do Not Experience Increased Depression or Anxiety

26 Sep 2016 – More and more girls are expected to have to confront breast cancer fears as modern genomics technology makes it easier to detect strong risk factors such as inherited BRCA1/2 mutations. But a new study shows that adolescent girls in families with a history of breast cancer or a high-risk BRCA1/2... Read more

Fatty Diet Activates Oldest Branch of Immune System, Causing Intestinal Tumors

26 Sep 2016 – A high-fat-diet-induced immune reaction causes inflammation leading to intestinal cancer in a mouse model – even among animals that are not obese -- according to a new study from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania. Read more

Toxins from Food Mold Weaken Airways' Defenses to Cause More Damage

23 Sep 2016 – Toxins from mold found growing on nuts or corn can weaken the airways’ self-clearing mechanisms and immunity, opening the door for respiratory diseases and exacerbating existing ones. Read more

100 Million Prescription Opioids Go Unused Each Year Following Wisdom Teeth Removal

22 Sep 2016 – More than half of opioids prescribed to patients following surgical tooth extraction – such as the removal of impacted wisdom teeth – were left unused by patients in a new study from researchers at the University of Pennsylvania’s Perelman School of Medicine and School of Dental Medicine. Read more

Penn Medicine Professor Receives Distinguished Service Award for the Irish Abroad

22 Sep 2016 – Garret A. FitzGerald, MD, FRS, chair of Systems Pharmacology and Translational Therapeutics in the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, has received a 2016 Presidential Distinguished Service Award for the Irish Abroad. Read more

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