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  • Including Diagnosis Related Costs, 3D Mammography Costs Less than Digital Mammography

    December 08, 2017
    Although digital breast tomosynthesis (DBT), or 3-D mammography, costs more than a digital mammography (DM) screening, it actually may help rein in cancer screening costs, according to preliminary findings (PD7-05) presented by researchers from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania during the 2017 San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium.
  • New Mediola and OlympiAD Trial Results Offer Another Boon for PARP Inhibitors in Treatment of Advanced BRCA-Related Breast Cancer

    December 08, 2017

    Patients with certain advanced hereditary breast cancers may have new treatments options on the horizon, according to two studies presented at the annual San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium. Susan Domchek, MD, executive director of the Basser Center for BRCA at Penn’s Abramson Cancer Center, presents new results from the Mediola and OlympiAD trials showing continued success of treating BRCA-related metastatic breast cancer with the PARP inhibitor olaparib with limited side effects for patients.

  • Penn Medicine at the 59th ASH Annual Meeting and Exposition

    December 06, 2017

    Experts from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania will be presenting data on the latest advances in cancer research and treatment at the 59th ASH Annual Meeting and Exposition in Atlanta from December 8-12.

  • Brain Remaps Itself in Child with Double Hand Transplant

    December 06, 2017
    The first child to undergo a successful hand transplant also is the first child in whom scientists have detected massive changes in how sensations from the hands are represented in the brain.
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    Penn Study First to Sequence DNA from a Single Mitochondria, a Cell’s Internal Power Plant

    December 06, 2017
    DNA sequences between mitochondria within a single cell are vastly different, found researchers in the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania.
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    Penn Medicine Orthopaedic Researcher Receives Preeminent Bioengineering Award

    December 04, 2017
    Louis J. Soslowsky, PhD, the Fairhill Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery in the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, will receive the H.R. Lissner Medal from the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME).
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    New Alzheimer’s Animal Model More Closely Mimics Human Disease

    December 04, 2017
    By injecting human Alzheimer’s disease brain extracts of pathological tau protein (from postmortem donated tissue) into mice with different amounts of amyloid-β (Aβ) plaques in their brains, researchers from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania found that amyloid-β facilitates the interaction between the plaques and abnormal tau.
  • Penn Medicine Launches Its First App for Bariatric Surgery Patients Using Apple CareKit

    December 04, 2017
    For many patients on the road to bariatric surgery, the process may seem daunting: track steps and exercise, record caloric and water intake, monitor sleep time, alter diet, etc. But with the launch of Penn Medicine’s first-of-its-kind app for bariatric surgery patients, many of these things will be taken care of automatically. 
  • Women with Parkinson’s Disease Less Likely than Men to Have Caregivers

    December 01, 2017

    Female Parkinson’s disease patients are much less likely than male patients to have caregivers, despite the fact that caregivers report greater strain in caring for male patients. The findings come from a large study reported today in Neurology by researchers at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania.

  • More Doctors Are Becoming “Nursing Home Specialists”

    November 29, 2017
    The number of doctors and advance practitioners in the United States who focus on nursing home care rose by more than a third between 2012 and 2015, according to a new study published today in JAMA from researchers at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania. 
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