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First Mouse Model to Mimic Lung Disease Could Speed Discovery of More Effective Treatments
August 15, 2018
The biggest hurdle to finding effective therapies for idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) – a life-threatening condition in which the lungs become scarred and breathing is increasingly difficult – has been the inability to fully model the disease in animals, limiting the ability to observe and understand the disease.
Penn Medicine Immunologist Receives Early Career Honor from Burroughs Wellcome Fund
August 07, 2018
Under the grant, Henao-Mejia will work to uncover how minute organisms in the gut contribute to obesity and type 2 diabetes, findings which could pave the way from new treatments to reduce the ever-growing number of people diagnosed with these serious medical conditions.
Diabetes Drugs Act as Powerful Curb for Immune Cells in Controlling Disease-causing Inflammation
July 30, 2018
A common class of drugs used to treat diabetes has been found to exert a powerful check on macrophages by controlling the metabolic fuel they use to generate energy.
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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