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2014-07-07 12:28:59

Engineered Cells Known As CTL019 Are the First Therapy of Their Kind to Obtain Designation PHILADELPHIA, July 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- A University of Pennsylvania-developed personalized immunotherapy has been awarded the U.S. Food and Drug Administration's Breakthrough Therapy designation for the treatment of relapsed and refractory adult and pediatric acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL). The investigational therapy, known as CTL019, is the first personalized cellular therapy for the...

2014-01-28 12:23:55

Funds raised through 150 mile cycling event will support breakthrough research, education and patient care. PHILADELPHIA, Jan. 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Philadelphia's first annual Ride to Conquer Cancer launched on Tuesday to raise vital funds for the cancer programs at Penn Medicine. Funds raised will be used immediately to support breakthrough cancer research, education and patient care programs at Penn Medicine's Abramson Cancer Center. "We are absolutely thrilled to...

2011-07-18 23:01:00

WASHINGTON, July 19, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- U.S. News Media Group has released the 2011-12 Best Hospitals rankings, its 22nd annual publication of the analysis. The rankings are freely available at www.usnews.com/besthospitals and will be featured in the U.S. News Best Hospitals guidebook, which will go on sale August 30. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100603/PH13717LOGO ) The latest rankings showcase 720 hospitals out of about 5,000 hospitals nationwide. Each is ranked among...

2010-09-15 07:00:00

PHILADELPHIA, Sept. 15 /PRNewswire/ -- In a continual effort to alleviate the nationwide nursing shortage, the Johnson & Johnson Campaign for Nursing's Future is hosting the Promise of Nursing for Pennsylvania gala to raise funds and provide scholarships to help ease the nursing shortage in Pennsylvania. All proceeds from the event, which is being held in Philadelphia on Thursday, September 16, will support regional nursing school grants, faculty fellowships and student scholarships....

2010-06-11 08:10:00

An Ethical and Clinical Exploration of the Pros & Cons of Robotic Surgery PHILADELPHIA, June 11 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Robotic surgery -- is it truly an advance for modern medicine, or just a product of slick consumer advertising campaigns and targeted marketing to physicians? Advocates say robots help surgeons perform surgery with greater access, visibility and precision all which reduce pain and blood loss, shortening hospital stays and ultimately getting patients back to work...

2010-04-14 23:01:00

Penn Also Stands among the Top Five Nationally for Pediatrics, Women's Health, Internal Medicine and Drug/Alcohol Abuse PHILADELPHIA, April 15 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine has been ranked #2 among the nation's research-oriented medical schools, according to the annual survey by U.S. News & World Report, rising from #3 in last year's survey. The prestigious survey of the nation's 126 fully-accredited medical schools ranked Harvard...


Word of the Day
siliqua
  • A Roman unit of weight, 1⁄1728 of a pound.
  • A weight of four grains used in weighing gold and precious stones; a carat.
  • In anatomy, a formation suggesting a husk or pod.
  • The lowest unit in the Roman coinage, the twenty-fourth part of a solidus.
  • A coin of base silver of the Gothic and Lombard kings of Italy.
'Siliqua' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a pod.'
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