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Technology Detects Skin Cancer Scent
2013-06-14 09:19:17

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Unique odors from human skin cells can be used to identify melanoma, the deadliest form of skin cancer, and may lead to early, non-invasive detection and diagnosis of the disease, according to new research from the Monell Center and the University of Pennsylvania published in the Journal of Chromatography B. The researchers also demonstrated that a nanotechnology-based sensor could reliably differentiate melanoma cells from normal...

Research Shows How To Improve Stem Cells’ Cartilage Formation
2013-06-05 09:17:52

The University of Pennsylvania Cartilage injuries are difficult to repair. Current surgical options generally involve taking a piece from another part of the injured joint and patching over the damaged area, but this approach involves damaging healthy cartilage, and a person´s cartilage may still deteriorate with age. Bioengineers are interested in finding innovative ways to grow new cartilage from a patient´s own stem cells, and, thanks to a new study from the University of...

2013-06-03 12:27:42

BOSTON, June 3, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Technology exclusively licensed by Follica Inc. from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania has been used to demonstrate a new approach to regenerate hair follicles in adult mammals which could be used therapeutically in humans. The paper describing the data was published advanced online in Nature Medicine. The paper's principal investigator, George Cotsarelis, MD, chair of Dermatology in the Perelman School of Medicine at the...

2013-05-20 23:04:44

Stemedica Cell Technologies, Inc., a leader in adult allogeneic stem cell manufacturing, research and development, announced today that Robert L. Wilensky, MD, Professor of Medicine and Director of Interventional Cardiology Research at the University of Pennsylvania has agreed to join the Scientific and Medical Advisory Board for Stemedica´s Cardiology Division. San Diego, CA (PRWEB) May 20, 2013 Stemedica Cell Technologies, Inc., a leader in adult allogeneic stem cell manufacturing,...

2013-04-30 23:02:15

Win by Wharton Computing & MBA for Executives program highlights its success enhancing teaching through technology. Philadelphia, PA (PRWEB) April 30, 2013 The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania is pleased to announce that its Wharton Executive MBA iPad initiative has been named an Apple Distinguished Program for 2012-2013, recognizing Wharton's “iPad Project” which leverages iPad to complement and support the learning experiences of students. The Apple...

2013-04-04 08:28:57

PHILADELPHIA, April 4, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The University of Pennsylvania Health System and RightCare Solutions, Inc., an evidence-based technology organization specializing in hospital care transitions and readmission management, today announced an expanded partnership with the goal of improving care coordination and reducing readmissions. The partnership with RightCare will extend across all Penn hospitals including the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Penn Presbyterian Medical...

2013-03-27 12:57:58

Certified Primary Stroke Centers are three times more likely to administer clot-busting treatment for strokes than non-certified centers, reports a new study by researchers in the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania. The study, published in the Journal of the American Heart Association, looked at a wide sample of hospitals across the United States, and provides insight into practice across the US health care system as experts examine ways to increase the use of this...

2013-03-25 12:27:13

-- CHOP/Penn Medicine Oncology Team Reports Complete Remission in Pediatric ALL Patients PHILADELPHIA, March 25, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Two children with an aggressive form of childhood leukemia had a complete remission of their disease--showing no evidence of cancer cells in their bodies--after treatment with a novel cell therapy that reprogrammed their immune cells to rapidly multiply and destroy leukemia cells. A research team from The Children's Hospital of...

Obesity Study Looks At Brown Fat Cells
2013-03-15 06:11:35

Enid Burns for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Many of us don't know the difference between brown fat cells and white fat cells. But researchers at Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, led by Patrick Seale, Ph.D., are looking at brown fat cells to better understand how they develop. The researchers believe that the brown fat cell makes heat for the body, which has helped mammals cope with the cold. New theories say the warmth generated in brown fat...

2013-02-12 17:09:19

A new study from researchers at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania reports that endoluminal (endoscopic) therapies, combining resection and ablation techniques, for patients with Barrett's esophagus and high-grade dysplasia or early mucosal cancer have a high success rate, with durable results and a low risk of complications. The researchers noted that endoscopic surveillance after successful eradication is required. The study appears in the February issue of GIE: Gastrointestinal...