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  • The On-Going Saga of a Disease Protein

    January 20, 2011

    Misfolded TDP-43 proteins in neurons of brain tissue (brown structures indicated by arrows) Credit: Felix Geser, MD, PhD, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. Science, if anything, is incremental. It's a slow accumulation of knowledge punctuated by Eureka moments. As the years go by, one of my favorite aspects of...

  • Welcome to the Penn Medicine News Blog

    January 18, 2011

    The Penn Medicine News Blog is a place where members of Penn Medicine's communications staff will be sharing news story ideas and perspectives on health and science news topics. It's an opportunity to open a door, and to build an on-ramp for the public -- patients, families, and the community -- into the wider universe of Penn Medicine. I explain how using an example with adorable puppies.

  • Complementary Medicine During Cancer: A Prescription for Hope?

    January 13, 2011

    Cancer patients often say that their illness changed their lives in fundamental ways, both for better and for worse. Studies show that even amidst the uncertainty that the disease – and sometimes even with a terminal prognosis -- cancer can help patients find a new sense of purpose, peace, and...

  • If water is so great, why don’t we drink it?

    January 11, 2011

    We’re in the midst of the Year of Water here at Penn, but I can’t help but think there is a water disconnect – the water that we’re trying to save and protect is the same thing we’re rejecting as a drink. I, like many Americans, drink water only if...

  • A Unique View from the Head of the Operating Table

    January 11, 2011

    For many of us, the new year is a moment to reflect on opportunities for change in our own lives. Taking on a new exercise regimen or resolving to save more money are common and laudable goals, as many of us seek to be healthier and manage our finances more...

  • Commenting Guidelines

    January 05, 2011

    Commenting on the Penn Medicine News Blog is moderated, so there may be a delay between when you post your comment and when it appears on the site. We encourage comments that are respectful and on-topic. The editors reserve the right to reject comments that they determine to be off-topic,...

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