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Penn Researchers Model the Mechanics of Cells’ Long-range Communication

Interdisciplinary research at the University of Pennsylvania is showing how cells interact over long distances within fibrous tissue, like that associated with many diseases of the liver, lungs and other organs.

Penn and UGA Awarded $23.4 Million Contract for Pathogen Genomics Database

A five-year, $23.4 million contract from the NIH will support a growing database of genomic information about disease-causing microbes, co-directed by the University of Pennsylvania's David Roos.

Penn Study Demonstrates Effective Treatment for Type 1 Diabetes Patients with Severe Hypoglycemia

Type 1 diabetes (T1D) patients who have developed low blood sugar (hypoglycemia) as a complication of insulin treatments over time are able to regain normal internal recognition of the condition after receiving pancreatic islet cell transplantation, according to a new study led by researchers at the 


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Study: Removing Clot Helps Limit Stroke Disability December 19, 2014 | Associated Press

Scott Kasner of the Perelman School of Medicine comments on the Philadelphia region having “multiple comprehensive stroke centers that can deliver this [clot-retrieval] therapy.”


Feathered Forecasters? Tiny Birds Knew Killer Tornadoes Were Coming December 18, 2014 | NBC News

Erica Miller and Sue McDonnell of the School of Veterinary Medicine comment on migrating birds that help detect signs of danger or weather.


FDA Discourages Unnecessary ‘Keepsake’ Ultrasounds During Pregnancy December 17, 2014 | Huffington Post

Peter Gearhart of the Perelman School of Medicine is quoted about repeated exposure to ultrasounds.


‘Mama, Don’t Let Your Babies Grow Up to Be Cowboys,’ but Encourage Your Girl Babies to Be Engineers December 9, 2014 | Philly.com

Flaura Winston of the Perelman School of Medicine writes about parents encouraging their female children to study STEM topics.


Let’s Help Patients Make Informed Decisions December 17, 2014 | Philly.com

Brandon Maughan of the Perelman School of Medicine wrote an op-ed about helping to inform health-care patients to make the best decisions for themselves.


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