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    10 minutes. 22 people. 54 percent.

    April 07, 2017

    One single person can potentially save the lives of more than eight others, if they are an organ donor. And if someone is also a tissue donor, they can save or change the lives of nearly 75 people. But, according to Donate Life America, while 95 percent of U.S. adults support organ donation, only 54 percent are actual registered donors.

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    Penn Medicine Poised for Strong Showing at 7th Philly Science Festival

    April 05, 2017

    The Philadelphia Science Festival kicks off on April 21st and Penn Medicine will again play a leading role in the seventh annual city-wide event that highlights science and technology from the entire region.

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    The Creative Scientist, the Scientific Creative

    April 03, 2017

    Before starting here, I didn’t put much thought into the fact that the lady who performs joint replacements by day could also be performing Spanish guitar at open mic nights. My experience here has, of course, taught me otherwise: Creative minds are everywhere. In retrospect, though, it’s a lesson I could have learned without such experience. History has shown us creativity and medicine make good bedfellows.

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    Proudly Parasitic: Penn Scientist Highlights the Positives in “Research Parasites”

    March 31, 2017

    It may sound like an insult, but “research parasite” is a label that Casey Greene, PhD, wears with pride—and so do many other scientists like him. Greene is helping to reclaim that seemingly ugly title by granting an annual set of awards for two scientists, one junior and one established, for research that finds novel insights from reusing and analyzing other people’s data.

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    When it Comes to Colon Cancer Screenings, Trust Your Gut

    March 29, 2017

    Colon cancer is considered one of the most preventable but deadly illnesses; it’s the second leading cause of cancer death among men and women in the United States. Screening tests like colonoscopies can prevent cancer or detect it at an early stage, when treatment can be highly effective. Even with these well-known facts, few people get the recommended screening.

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    Half a world away, he feels his parents' presence on Match Day

    March 28, 2017

    Jason Han, who will soon graduate from medical school at the University of Pennsylvania, recently wrote about how his experience as an immigrant inspired his path to a medical career. Here, he shares what happened on Match Day, when he learned where he is headed next.

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    New Proton Center Research Room Will Have an Impact Near and Far

    March 27, 2017

    The new Albert Chadwick Research Room inside the Roberts Proton Therapy Center is no ordinary laboratory space. In fact, there’s nothing else quite like it anywhere else in the United States, and whether it’s treating patients with cancer or helping NASA with its plans to send astronauts to Mars, the discoveries that could propel scientists forward will happen right here.

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    A Lot of Hard Work and a Little Luck O’ the Irish Pay Off for PSOM’s Class of 2017

    March 24, 2017

    On Friday, March 17, while most people were celebrating St. Patrick’s Day, soon-to-be graduating students in the Perelman School of Medicine were hoping that in addition to a little “luck o’ the Irish, ” their years of hard work would pay off as their residency placements were revealed during Penn’s annual Match Day ceremony.

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    Solving the Riddle of Preterm Birth

    March 22, 2017

    Nearly 15 million babies in the world are born prematurely every year, and recent data show the number is on the rise, but the exact cause of premature birth remains one of Mother Nature’s best kept secrets. Doctors simply can’t explain why an otherwise healthy woman might go into labor early, making it difficult to treat—but perhaps there is a key.

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    Mind Your Brain: Closing the Gap for Brain Injury Survivors

    March 20, 2017

    In 1989, Trisha Meili was viciously attacked, leaving her with a severe traumatic brain injury. Doctors didn’t think she’d survive. But Meili did more than survive: She thrived. What kept her going is part of the message she’ll share with attendees at this week’s annual Mind Your Brain @ Penn Medicine conference, all of whom are brain injury survivors, families, and caretakers.

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