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Messenger RNA-associated Protein Drives Multiple Paths in T-cell Development, Penn Study Finds

RNA is both the bridge between DNA and the production of proteins that carry out the functions of life and what guides which and how much protein gets made.

Penn Senior Jodi Feinberg to Launch Cardiac Patient In-home Rehab Program

(This is the fourth in a series of features introducing the inaugural Penn President’s Engagement Prize winners.) Jodi Feinberg, a Penn Nursing senior from Short Hills., N.J., will implement and evaluate a comprehensive cardiac rehabilitation model for home care.

Donita Brady Appointed Presidential Professor at Penn

Donita Brady has been named the seventh Presidential Professor at the University of Pennsylvania, effective July 1.  She will be Presidential Assistant Professor of Cancer Biology in Penn’s Perelman School of Medicine.


Penn Dental Medicine Launches First Open Online Course

The School of Dental Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania's free online course, “Introduction to Dental Medicine,” will allow anyone with access to the Internet to learn what dentistry is all about.

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Seeking Tests for a Contested Brain Disease April 24, 2015 | Science

Douglas Smith of the Perelman School of Medicine comments on chronic traumatic encephalopathy.


Audio: Bird Flu Flare-up on Midwest Farms; Big Blue Bell Recall April 22, 2015 | “On Point with Tom Ashbrook,” National Public Radio

Sherrill Davison of the School of Veterinary Medicine joins a discussion about an outbreak of bird flu.


Audio: Is it Always Unhealthy to be Fat? April 21, 2015 | “Radio Times with Marty Moss-Coane,” WHYY Radio (Philadelphia)

Rexford Ahima of the Perelman School of Medicine examines obesity in America.


Merck Cancer Drug Shines Against Skin, Lung Cancer April 19, 2015 | Forbes.com

Robert Vonderheide of the Perelman School of Medicine is quoted about new immune therapies resulting in breakthrough outcomes for cancer patients.


Beatings, Murder, Rape in California Asylums April 16, 2015 | DailyBeast.com

Dominic Sisti of the Perelman School of Medicine says the closure of all large facilities should be rethought in the case of mental illness.


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