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  • Vitamin D May be Key for Pregnant Women with Polycystic Ovary Syndrome

    November 03, 2017

    Vitamin D may play a key role in helping some women seeking treatment for polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)-related infertility get pregnant. PCOS is a hormonal disorder affecting 5 to 10 percent of women of reproductive age. Left untreated, the condition can lead to long-term complications such as type 2 diabetes, elevated cholesterol, and infertility due to lack of ovulation.

  • Psoriasis Patients Face Higher Liver Disease Risk than RA Patients on Similar Drugs

    November 02, 2017

    Compared to controls, patients with psoriasis (PsO) are at higher risk for serious liver disease than patients with rheumatoid arthritis – two autoimmune diseases often treated with similar drugs that can cause liver damage, reports a study this week in the Journal of Investigative Dermatology from researchers at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania.

  • Penn's Kiran Musunuru Appointed Editor in Chief of Circulation: Cardiovascular Genetics

    November 02, 2017

    Kiran Musunuru, MD, PhD, MPH, an associate professor of Cardiovascular Medicine and Genetics at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, has been appointed editor in chief of Circulation: Cardiovascular Genetics.

  • Suzanne Rose Named Senior Vice Dean for Medical Education in Perelman School of Medicine

    November 02, 2017

    Suzanne Rose, MD, MSEd, a renowned leader in medical education, has been named senior vice dean for Medical Education in the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania.

  • Infertility Linked to Higher Risk of Death Among Women

    November 01, 2017

    Women with a history of infertility have a 10 percent increased risk of death compared to those without reported infertility struggles, according to results of a new study from researchers at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania.

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    Uncomfortable Sight from an Ancient Reflex of the Eye

    October 31, 2017

    The eyes are for seeing, but they have other important biological functions, including automatic visual reflexes that go on without awareness. The reflexive system of the human eye also produces a conscious, visual experience, according to a new study from researchers in the Perelman School of Medicine and School of Arts and Sciences at the University of Pennsylvania.

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    New Treatment Shows Promise for Patients with Rare Dermatologic Disease

    October 31, 2017

    A new treatment for a rare and often incurable condition called dermatomyositis (DM) reduced the severity of the disease in patients whose DM was resistant to other therapies.

  • Minorities Less Likely to Have Breast Reconstruction, But Not for the Reason Many Think

    October 30, 2017

    Minority women are far less likely to undergo breast reconstruction than white women, even if they live in the same area and have similar insurance.

  • Penn Researchers Awarded $3.75 Million to Study How Mealtimes Influence Human Health

    October 26, 2017

    Namni Goel, PhD, a research associate professor of psychology in Sleep and Chronobiology, and Kelly Allison, PhD, an associate professor of psychology in Psychiatry, in the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, have received a 5-year, $3.75 million grant from the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK) to continue their research investigating how meal times influence human health.

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    Mistakes in How Proteins of the Ear are Built Contribute to Early Hearing Loss

    October 26, 2017

    From the moment a baby is born, they are put through a battery of screenings to test for all sorts of characteristics, which includes the sense of hearing. One in 500 newborns fail their newborn hearing screens and are diagnosed with hearing loss, making this the most prevalent sensory deficit in humans.