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The Penn Medicine News Blog provides news and perspectives on health and science news topics from Penn Medicine's Department of Communications, with an emphasis on biomedical research news from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and timely health and science news happening anywhere.
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Penn scientists are at the forefront of exploring and pushing back the boundaries of the bewilderingly complex world of RNA.And, Jeremy Wilusz, PhD, a new faculty member in the department of Biochemistry & Biophysics, is adding to that knowledge with a recently published paper in Genes & Development on circular RNAs.
Resuscitation techniques have come a long way. Just a few years ago, there were only a handful of hospitals using therapeutic temperature management (TTM), also known as therapeutic hypothermia, to treat cardiac arrest patients. Now, it’s becoming a standard tool of resuscitation, but studies show ‘cooled’ patients with good outcomes...
So tomorrow is the University of Pennsylvania’s annual Day in the Life project, and we’re pretty excited. I’ve taken photos for two previous Day in the Life projects during my time here at Penn Medicine (you can find those here and here), and both times I’ve been amazed at the...
The Fall 2014 issue of Penn Medicine, redesigned for a more contemporary look, includes a very contemporary feature that would have been unimaginable when I became editor of the magazine. The article about Wendy Sue Swanson, MD, who earned her medical degree and master’s degree in bioethics from Penn in...
After only seven weeks of being pregnant, Keri Heickert’s life as she knew it was no longer. Hers was a difficult pregnancy. In the fall of 2012 at only 20 weeks along, Keri – who was carrying fraternal twin girls – was admitted to monitored bed rest in Pennsylvania Hospital’s...
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