Making Gene Therapy a Reality

March 05, 2015

A recent WHYY Newsworks radio report highlights the promise of gene therapy after "more than three decades of trial and error."

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Genes and Development Study Describes Function of an Enzyme Critical to Male Fertility

March 04, 2015

Dr. Zissimos Mourelatos is senior co-author of a study that describes how RNA helicase MOV10L1 protects the integrity of the germ line by giving rise to a class of RNA molecules that are essential to sperm development.

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The T-Cell Warriors

March 03, 2015

Portrait of a revolutionary approach to cancer treatment in the Pennsylvania Gazette.

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I’d Rather Be in Philadelphia

Published by Elizabeth Azzato, MD, PhD, and other Pathology Residents, on January 30, 2015

A persistent legend has it that the epitaph on the tombstone of W.C. Fields reads “I’d rather be in Philadelphia.” Here are some questions that many of us had when we first considered enrolling in the Pathology Residency Program at Penn and that you might have as well if you don’t know Philly yet.

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Precision Medicine Initiative

January 23, 2015

Dr. David Roth, Director of the Penn Medicine Precision Medicine Program, explains the complexities and the challenges of precision medicine in an interview with WHYY's The Pulse.

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Nature Communications Study Finds New Biomarker Possibilities for Rare Neuroendocrine Tumors

January 21, 2015

A new study published in Nature Communications finds that a mutation in the ATRX gene, a potential molecular marker for aggressive brain tumors, can also serve as a much-needed biomarker for rare neuroendocrine tumors.

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Dr. Nachamkin to Chair ASM Ad Hoc Committee on Assessing Evidence-based Laboratory Medicine Practice Guidelines

December 18, 2014

Assessment of Laboratory Medicine Practice Guidelines is part of a cooperative agreement between the ASM and the CDC to the ensure the development of transparent, rigorous evidence-based guidelines.

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Xu Lab Publishes in Nature Communications

December 16, 2014

New technique to repurpose fibroblasts into functional melanocytes.

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Lambris Lab Demonstrates Way to Tame Inflammatory Response in Kidney Dialysis

December 11, 2014

"Therapeutic C3 inhibitor Cp40 abrogates complement activation induced by modern hemodialysis filters" published in Immunobiology. 

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