Center for Breakthrough Medicines signs $100M collaboration deal with Penn's gene therapy program
The Center for Breakthrough Medicines and the University of Pennsylvania ’s gene therapy program, led by Dr. Jim Wilson, signed a collaboration agreement Tuesday. Under the terms of the deal, Wilson’s laboratory at Penn will receive up to $100 million in sponsored research funding over 15 years. The renewable, five-year partnership combines Penn’s expertise in ge ne therapy development with the King of Prussia-based center's manufacturing capacity. The combination will allow the center to… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - January 18, 2022 Category: American Health Authors: John George Source Type: news

Mesothelioma Specialty Centers Factor in 2021 Best Hospital Rankings
University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston is No. 1 for the seventh consecutive year on the prestigious U.S. News & World Report Best Hospitals for Cancer list. The annual cancer rankings were included in the media company’s recently published Best Hospitals 2022 guidebook. Cancer is one of the 15 specialties for which hospitals in the U.S. were ranked. Other hospitals in the top five are: Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York City; Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota; Dana-Farber/Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston and the Cleveland Clinic Cancer Center. Mesothelioma specialt...
Source: Asbestos and Mesothelioma News - January 12, 2022 Category: Environmental Health Authors: James Fannon Source Type: news

IBA wins Ark. install
Proton therapy developer Ion Beam Applications (IBA) has won an installatio...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: IBA secures New Mexico installation contract for Proteus One IBA, RaySearch expand partnership in proton therapy IBA partners with University of Pennsylvania IBA launches Campus online proton therapy platform IBA, SCK CEN sign actinium-225 deal (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - January 3, 2022 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

How Disgust Explains Everything
For psychologists who study it, disgust is one of the primal emotions that define — and explain — humanity. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - December 27, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Molly Young Tags: Senses and Sensation Psychology and Psychologists University of Pennsylvania Klobuchar, Amy Rozin, Paul Haidt, Jonathan Darwin, Charles Robert Source Type: news

IBA secures New Mexico installation contract for Proteus One
Proton therapy developer IBA has secured a contract to install its Proteus On...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: NorthStar to buy accelerator for actinium-225 production IBA, RaySearch expand partnership in proton therapy IBA partners with University of Pennsylvania IBA launches Campus online proton therapy platform IBA, SCK CEN sign actinium-225 deal (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - December 22, 2021 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

U.S. Life Expectancy Dropped Nearly 2 Years in 2020
It’s clear that 2020 was a terrible year for health in the U.S., but just how terrible is now coming into focus. New mortality data from the National Center for Health Statistics finds that life expectancy dropped by 1.8 years in 2020 compared to 2019, and more than 528,800 more U.S. residents died in 2020 than in 2019. It is the largest single-year increase in annual mortality since 1933, when data for the entire country first became available. COVID-19 is the primary reason for this shift. The virus was the cause of 10.4% of all deaths last year and became the third-most common cause of death in the country. Howeve...
Source: TIME: Health - December 22, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tara Law Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 healthscienceclimate Source Type: news

Colleges Go Back to Drawing Board —Again—to Fight COVID-19
Facing rising infections and a new COVID-19 variant, colleges across the U.S. have once again been thwarted in seeking a move to normalcy and are starting to require booster shots, extend mask mandates, limit social gatherings and, in some cases, revert to online classes. The threat of the omicron variant comes as a gut punch to schools that were hoping to relax safety measures this spring. Now, many are telling students to prepare for another term of masking, testing and, if cases get bad, limits around social life. Cornell University shut down all campus activities on Tuesday and moved final exams online after more than ...
Source: TIME: Health - December 15, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: COLLIN BINKLEY / AP Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 healthscienceclimate Source Type: news

Scout Bio licenses new Penn technology to help develop gene therapies for pets
The Philadelphia company obtained exclusive animal health rights to a University of Pennsylvania gene therapy vector. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - December 9, 2021 Category: Biotechnology Authors: John George Source Type: news

Passage Bio further expands gene therapy research partnership with Penn
Passage Bio has exercised two additional options for potential new drug candidates under its research collaboration with the University of Pennsylvania's gene therapy program. The options cover potential gene therapies for Huntingdon's disease, a rare and inherited disease that causes the progressive breakdown of nerve cells in the brain, and Canavan disease, one of the most common degenerative cerebral diseases in infancy. Financial terms of deal were not disclosed. According to documents filed… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - December 8, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: John George Source Type: news

NIDCR's Winter 2021 E-Newsletter
Having trouble viewing this email? View it as a Web page. NIDCR's Winter 2021 E-Newsletter In this issue: NIDCR News Funding Opportunities & Related Notices NIH/HHS News Subscribe to NIDCR News Science Advances   NIDCR News NIDCR Major Announcement: Save the Date! Mark your calendar for Tuesday, December 21, at 1pm for a major webcast announcement from NIDCR. Look for log-in instructions, coming in a separate NIDCR email next week. Jennifer Webster-Cyriaque Joins NIDCR as Deputy Director NIDCR welcomed Jennifer Webster-...
Source: NIDCR Science News - December 8, 2021 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Mesothelioma Clinical Trial to Involve Drug Studied for COVID-19
A novel phase II clinical trial for malignant mesothelioma is expected to open soon and involve a versatile, biological drug already showing promise in treating severe cases of COVID-19. Oncotelic Therapeutics Inc., an innovative, immunotherapy/oncology company in Agoura Hills, California, hopes to open the mesothelioma clinical trial by March at a dozen prominent U.S. treatment centers, including the Cleveland Clinic Cancer Center, University of Pennsylvania Medicine in Philadelphia and Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center in Seattle. “We’re excited about the potential. There is a huge unmet medical need with ...
Source: Asbestos and Mesothelioma News - December 7, 2021 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Chris Elkins Source Type: news

Black health care workers were 30% less likely to receive the COVID-19 vaccine in first four months
Researchers at the University of Pennsylvania found that black health care employees were 30 percent less likely to get the Covid vaccine early on than their white coworkers. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - December 1, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

CareAlign raises $2.3M from investors with ties to Harvard, Princeton
University of Pennsylvania spinout CareAlign raised $2.3 million in a seed extension round. CareAlign is a HIPAA compliant collaborative task management platform integrated into the electronic health record, or EHR, for clinicians and their teams. Its features include shared task lists, care plans, patient documentation and notes. The platform can upload information into the EHR that can later be printed for a paper chart. CareAlign was founded in 2014 by Dr. Subha Airan-Javia, a former associate… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - November 30, 2021 Category: Health Management Authors: Kennedy Rose Source Type: news

Penn spinout CareAlign raises $2.3M from investors with ties to Harvard, Princeton
University of Pennsylvania spinout CareAlign raised $2.3 million in a seed extension round. Hofmann Associates, Gaingels, and the Harvard Business School Alumni Angels Association participated in the round, along with existing investors Boston Millennia Partners' Founders Fund and local firms Tech Council Ventures, DreamIt Ventures and Front Row Fund. Two unnamed "healthcare provider org anizations" that used the company's platform are also investors.  CareAlign is a HIPAA compliant collaborative… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - November 30, 2021 Category: Health Management Authors: Kennedy Rose Source Type: news

Covid: Special chewing gum could capture virus particles in saliva - new study
SCIENTISTS from the University of Pennsylvania have created a special formula of chewing gum that incorporates an enzyme that targets and binds the virus, reducing the number of viral particles in the breath. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - November 24, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news