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Penn Researchers Receive $7.3 Million Grant Renewal from NCI to Study Esophageal Cancer

Researchers at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania will receive $7.3 million over the next five years from the National Cancer Institute (NCI) to find new ways to treat esophageal cancer.

Drug-Induced Endoscopy Is Safe for Those With Sleep Apnea, Penn Study Finds

Researchers from Penn Medicine have developed a safe and effective technique for inducing sleep in patients with severe obstructive sleep apnea.

Penn Team Makes Cancer Glow to Improve Surgical Outcomes

The best way to cure most cases of cancer is to surgically remove the tumor. The Achilles heel of this approach, however, is that the surgeon may fail to extract the entire tumor, leading to a local recurrence.

Penn Physics/Medicine Receives $2.8 Million Grant for Stroke Research

The National Institutes of Health have awarded University of Pennsylvania researchers a five-year, $2.8 million grant to further research on techniques for monitoring blood flow in the brain following strokes.


Medicine

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  • Rehabilitation With the Help of Robots

    Rehabilitation With the Help of Robots

    From automated assembly lines to personalized flying drones, robots are opening up new possibilities in the realms of both work and play.

  • Critical Care Lessons Outside of the Classroom

    Critical Care Lessons Outside of the Classroom

    On July 2, 2014, Penn’s School of Nursing conducted its second annual summer mass casualty emergency simulation exercise in Fagin Hall in the Helene Fuld Pavilion.

  • Veterinarians Will Help the World

    ‘Veterinarians Will Help the World’

    According to Joan Hendricks, dean of Penn’s School of Veterinary Medicine, people go into veterinary medicine for a couple reasons. They love animals, probably first and foremost.

  • Dr. Henry Daniell

    Growing Plants to Save Lives

    Tucked behind old factory buildings on Penn’s South Bank campus stands a gleaming greenhouse. The $2 million structure, completed late last year, is state-of-the-art. Drip irrigation ensures each pot receives just the right amount of water.

  • World Watches Colt Birth on New Bolton Center Foal Cam

    World Watches Colt Birth on New Bolton Center Foal Cam

    With the world watching, mare My Special Girl gave birth to a colt at 9:22 p.m. on Saturday, March 29, at Penn Vet’s New Bolton Center. The grey foal weighed 104 pounds and measured 39.5 inches from crown to tail.

  • Solving Society’s Greatest Energy Challenges

    Solving Society’s Greatest Energy Challenges

    When University sophomore Albert Xiao joined the first class of the Vagelos Integrated Program in Energy Research (VIPER), a dual-degree program in Penn Arts & Sciences and the S…

  • 3D Printing for Veterinary Surgeries

    3D Printing for Veterinary Surgeries

    In PennDesign’s Fabrication Lab, students and faculty use three-dimensional printers to craft geometric forms, architectural models, and other products of the imagination.

  • Improving Lives, Bettering the World

    Improving Lives, Bettering the World

    Penn is an academic powerhouse, with vast potential to create knowledge, connect it across all divides, and use it for the progress of humankind.

  • Penn Researchers Help Unearth Forgotten Egyptian Pharaoh

    Working in the ancient Egyptian city of Abydos over the winter break, a team of Penn archaeologists knew they had found something special. After excavating a series of chambers constructed of mud-brick—usually a sign of a common person’s tomb—they encountered a stone slab, and finally, a burial chamber lined with limestone.

  • Penn Researchers Show How Brain ‘Geotags’ Memory

    Penn Researchers Show How Brain ‘Geotags’ Memory

    The hippocampus in the brain is associated with remembering events and tracking locations. Researchers, however, had been unable to determine whether the same sets of neurons were involved in both of these processes.

Penn in the news

Audio: Viral Sensation ALS Ice Bucket Challenge Elicits Cheers and Jeers August 18, 2014 | “Newsworks,” WHYY Radio (Philadelphia)

Deborah Small of the Wharton School discusses her thoughts on the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge.

Antiperspirants May Alter Your Armpit Bacteria – but For Better or Worse? August 14, 2014 | Huffington Post

Elizabeth Grice of the Perelman School of Medicine comments on the use of deodorants and antiperspirants.

New Drug Helps Some Bald Patients Regrow Hair August 17, 2014 | New York Times

George Cotsarelis of the Perelman School of Medicine shares his thoughts on drugs used to combat male pattern baldness.

Costs Have Delayed Ebola Vaccine for Years August 6, 2014 | Aljazeera America

Jonathan Moreno of the Perelman School of Medicine and the School of Arts & Sciences comments on certain uses of medicines to combat threats of bioterrorism.

Experimental Ebola Drug Raises Interest, Questions August 5, 2014 | Washington Post

Ezekiel Emanuel of the Perelman School of Medicine and the Wharton School is quoted.

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