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Why social isolation can bring a greater risk of illness

(University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine) Social isolation in the fruit fly Drosophila melanogaster, leads to sleep loss, which in turn leads to cellular stress and the activation of a defense mechanism called the unfolded protein response.

High fat diet reduces gut bacteria, Crohn's disease symptoms

(Case Western Reserve University) Researchers at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine have shown a high fat diet may lead to specific changes in gut bacteria that could fight harmful inflammation -- a major discovery for patients suffering from Crohn's disease. Show More Summary

Researchers show first evidence of using cortical targets to improve motor function

(University of Miami Miller School of Medicine) University of Miami Miller School of Medicine's Dr. Monica A. Perez, Associate Professor, Department of Neurological Surgery and The Miami Project, and colleagues, recently published 'A...Show More Summary

Identified brain circuitry bridges neural and behavioral roles in PTSD

(NYU Langone Medical Center / New York University School of Medicine) Specific cerebral circuitry bridges chemical changes deep in the brain and the more outward behavioral expressions associated with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD),...Show More Summary

New Inhibitor Drug Shows Promise in Relapsed Leukemia

A new drug shows promise in its ability to target one of the most common and sinister mutations of acute myeloid leukemia (AML), according to researchers at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania and Penn's Abramson Cancer Center. Show More Summary

New inhibitor drug shows promise in relapsed leukemia

(University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine) A new drug shows promise in its ability to target one of the most common and sinister mutations of acute myeloid leukemia (AML), according to researchers at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania and Penn's Abramson Cancer Center. Show More Summary

Temple study: Extra-virgin olive oil preserves memory & protects brain against Alzheimer's

(Temple University Health System) The Mediterranean diet is associated with a variety of health benefits, including a lower incidence of dementia. Now, researchers at Temple's Lewis Katz School of Medicine have identified a specific ingredient that protects against cognitive decline: extra-virgin olive oil. Show More Summary

Penn immunologist selected as Pew Scholar in Biomedical Sciences

(University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine) Jorge Henao-Mejia, M.D., Ph.D., an assistant professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine in the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania and Children?s Hospital of Philadelphia, has been recognized by The Pew Charitable Trusts as one of its 22 national Pew Scholars in Biomedical Sciences.

Penn Immunologist Selected as Pew Scholar in Biomedical Sciences

-- Jorge Henao-Mejia, MD, PhD, an assistant professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine in the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania and Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, has been recognized by The Pew Charitable Trusts as one of its 22 national Pew Scholars in Biomedical Sciences.

Penn study details impact of antibiotics, antiseptics on skin microbiomes

(University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine) The use of topical antibiotics can dramatically alter communities of bacteria that live on the skin, while the use of antiseptics has a much smaller, less durable impact. The study, conducted...Show More Summary

BUSM's Orly Leiva selected to Minority Medical Student Award Program

(Boston University Medical Center) Orly Leiva, a fourth-year medical student at Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM), has been named by the American Society of Hematology (ASH) as one of 22 medical students selected to take part in the 2017 Minority Medical Student Award Program (MMSAP).

Surgery patients placed in alternate ICUs due to crowding get less attention from doctors

(University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine) Research has indicated that 'ICU boarder' patients -- for example, a brain surgery patient staying in a cardiac ICU -- have worse outcomes as a result of alternate placement, and now, a...Show More Summary

Top Biomedical Journal Is Edited at Wayne State University and the Perinatology Research Branch of NICHD/NIH

The medical journal publishing original research in the field of obstetrics and gynecology with the highest impact factor is edited on the campus of the Wayne State University School of Medicine.

Hi-res view of protein complex shows how it breaks up protein tangles

(University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine) A new, high-resolution view of the structure of Hsp104 (heat shock protein 104), a natural yeast protein nanomachine with six subunits, may show news ways to dismantle harmful protein clumps in disease.

Newly identified method of gene regulation challenges accepted science, researchers say

Researchers at the Stanford University School of Medicine have discovered an unexpected layer of the regulation of gene expression. The finding will likely disrupt scientists' understanding of how cells regulate their genes to develop, communicate and carry out specific tasks throughout the body.

UC San Diego Partners with Janssen to Research New Approaches to Treat Metabolic Diseases

University of California San Diego School of Medicine has entered a five-year strategic partnership with Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc., part of the Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson, to discover meaningful treatments for metabolic diseases.

Targeting immune cells that help tumors stay hidden could improve immunotherapy

(University of Pittsburgh Schools of the Health Sciences) Researchers at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and UPMC have discovered a clue that could unlock the potential of immunotherapy drugs to successfully treat more cancers. Show More Summary

UC San Diego partners with Janssen to research new approaches to treat metabolic diseases

(University of California - San Diego) University of California San Diego School of Medicine has entered a five-year strategic partnership with Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc., part of the Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson, to discover meaningful treatments for metabolic diseases.

Burroughs Wellcome Fund awards $1.9 Million in grants to three Penn researchers

(University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine) The Burroughs Wellcome Fund has named Penn Medicine dermatology expert Elizabeth A. Grice, PhD, as a recipient of the 2017 Investigators in the Pathogenesis of Infection Disease Award.Show More Summary

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