Gift of Life, Penn Medicine create donor care center at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
The Gift of Life Donor Care Center at Penn Medicine is one of only a few such centers in the country. (Source: Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - October 25, 2022 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: John George Source Type: news

Environment influences coral's resilience to acidification
Corals are especially vulnerable to damage from ocean acidification, and rising CO2 levels jeopardize the future of coral reefs globally. However, a new study by researchers at the University of Pennsylvania and the University of Queensland report … (Source: NSF News)
Source: NSF News - October 24, 2022 Category: Science Authors: NSF Source Type: news

News at a glance: LGBTQ+ Nobel laureates, a statistics prize, and the return of the snail darter
CONSERVATION Once-controversial fish delisted A small fish famous for drawing the first U.S. Supreme Court ruling on the Endangered Species Act was removed last week by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service from the list of species under threat of extinction. In 1975, the agency declared the snail darter ( Percina tanasi ) endangered, concluding that construction of a dam on the Little Tennessee River would doom the 9-centimeter-long animals. Although the court upheld the listing in 1978, Congress allowed the dam to go ahead. The darter’s outlook improved after some were moved to other stre...
Source: ScienceNOW - October 13, 2022 Category: Science Source Type: news

Orphan Drug Designation Given to New Mesothelioma CAR T-Cell Therapy
In early 2023, the world-class Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania will open a groundbreaking clinical trial for mesothelioma patients utilizing a next-generation immunotherapy with a novel delivery platform. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration cleared the path in September by granting orphan drug designation for SynKIR-110, a CAR T-cell therapy designed to target solid tumors expressing a specific protein typically found in mesothelioma cancer. By granting the orphan drug designation, the FDA can provide financial incentives such as tax credits for clinical trials and seven years of market exclusivity. It i...
Source: Asbestos and Mesothelioma News - October 5, 2022 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Fran Mannino Source Type: news

The damning proof that trans women SHOULDN'T compete with women?
The study was done by Brazilian experts. University of Pennsylvania transwomen swimmer Lia Thomas (left) is pictured next to Kentucky swimmer Riley Gaines in March 2018. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 4, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

AHA News: At 21, Her College Graduation and a Stroke Happened on the Same Day
MONDAY, Oct. 3, 2022 (American Heart Association News) -- Marissa Fattore ' s graduation from Kutztown University of Pennsylvania took place on a warm spring day. For the occasion, Marissa had her nails done and wore a new dress and high... (Source: - Daily MedNews)
Source: - Daily MedNews - October 3, 2022 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Hurricane Ian is no anomaly. The climate crisis is making storms more powerful | Michael E Mann and Susan Joy Hassol
Ian is one of the five worst hurricanes in America ’s recorded history. That’s not a fluke – it’s a tragic taste of things to comeClimate change once seemed a distant threat. No more. We now know its face, and all too well. We see it in every hurricane, torrential rainstorm, flood, heatwave, wildfire and drought. It ’s even detectable in our daily weather. Climate disruption has changed the background conditions in which all weather occurs: the oceans and air are warmer, there’s more water vapor in the atmosphere and sea levels are higher. Hurricane Ian is the latest example.Ian made landfall as one of thefive ...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - September 30, 2022 Category: Science Authors: Michael E Mann and Susan Joy Hassol Tags: Environment Climate crisis Extreme weather Science Natural disasters Source Type: news

Mayo Clinic's Fergus Couch, Ph.D., awarded Basser Global Prize for BRCA Research
ROCHESTER, Minn. — The Basser Center for BRCA at the Abramson Cancer Center of the University of Pennsylvania has awarded Mayo Clinic's Fergus Couch, Ph.D., with the 10th annual Basser Global Prize. This highly distinguished award recognizes a leading scientist who has advanced research related to BRCA1 and BRCA2 genes. People with mutations in these genes are at an increased risk of breast, ovarian, pancreatic and prostate cancers. Dr. Couch is chair of the Division… (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - September 28, 2022 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Long COVID Experts and Advocates Say the Government Is Ignoring ‘ the Greatest Mass-Disabling Event in Human History ’
Dr. Ezekiel Emanuel is used to feeling like the only person in the country who still cares about COVID-19. He ignores the side-eye he gets for wearing an N95 mask at parties—a self-imposed policy that makes him “look odd” but kept him safe after a recent work dinner turned into a superspreader event. The oncologist, bioethicist, and professor at the University of Pennsylvania provides each of his students with an N95 and runs four HEPA air filters during lectures. He rolls down the windows when he gets in an Uber and goes hungry on planes so he can wear his mask the whole time. He’s given up one of ...
Source: TIME: Health - September 19, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 feature healthscienceclimate Source Type: news

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Source: Johns Hopkins University and Health Systems Archive - September 16, 2022 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Penn receives $55M gift from Blackstone president toward breast cancer research
The University of Pennsylvania ’s Basser Center for BRCA has received a $55 million gift toward cancer treatment and disease interception from two school alums. Jon Gray, the president and COO of New York investment firm Blackstone, and his wife Mindy, made their latest gift to the institution Thursday. Their total contributi ons to Penn in the past decade are now in excess of $125 million. The funds will go to the Basser Center for BRCA at the Abramson Cancer Center. The couple donated $25 million… (Source: Health Care:Industry Regulation headlines)
Source: Health Care:Industry Regulation headlines - September 16, 2022 Category: American Health Authors: Lisa Dukart Source Type: news

Cell-killing cancer therapy shows promise for a devastating autoimmune disorder
Opening a new frontier in fighting autoimmune disease, researchers have successfully treated five lupus patients with a novel cell therapy that turns run-of-the-mill immune cells into specialized hunters of rogue cells helping fuel illness. The patients treated with the new therapy all saw their severe symptoms, including kidney and other organ dysfunction, largely disappear. The results “are phenomenal,” says Betty Diamond, an immunologist and rheumatologist at the Feinstein Institutes for Medical Research who cares for lupus patients and was not involved in the work. Despite her excitement, she cautions that th...
Source: ScienceNOW - September 15, 2022 Category: Science Source Type: news

Tiny "robots" scrub teeth
Having trouble viewing this email? View it as a Web page. The latest science news from NIDCR's scientists and grantees The latest from NIDCR researchers and grantees. Researchers Call in a Swarm of Tiny, Tooth-Scrubbing Robots Magnetic nanoparticles scrape plaque off model teeth NIDCR • September 14, 2022 New Study Presents the First Data-Driven Model of Cranial Bone Development in ChildrenUniversity of Colorado • August 17, 2022 Penn Dental Medicine Study A...
Source: NIDCR Science News - September 14, 2022 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Here Are This Year's Top Schools for a Bachelor of Science in Nursing Degree
(MedPage Today) -- For those looking to pursue a bachelor of science in nursing (BSN) degree, the University of Pennsylvania is once again the top place to do so, according to U.S. News & World Report. The University of Pennsylvania remained... (Source: MedPage Today Public Health)
Source: MedPage Today Public Health - September 12, 2022 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Scientists link having children with being more conservative 
Having children - and not growing older - can make you more right-wing, reports an expert at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 7, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news