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2013-08-29 23:28:03

A new study from one of the country’s top mesothelioma research centers suggests that light-based cancer treatment, in combination with lung-sparing surgery, may dramatically improve the odds of survival. Raleigh, NC (PRWEB) August 29, 2013 Research published in The Annals of Cardiothoracic Surgery and reported by Surviving Mesothelioma finds some encouraging results among malignant pleural mesothelioma patients who underwent lung-sparing mesothelioma surgery and photodynamic therapy...

All-Terrain Robot Can Go Anywhere
2013-08-14 04:38:50

[ Watch the Video: University of Pennsylvania Unveils Acrobatic Robot ] redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Researchers from the University of Pennsylvania (Penn) have created a new all-terrain, six-legged walking robot that has been specially designed with jumping and climbing capabilities that could help it complete military reconnaissance, rescue or supply transportation missions. The robot is named RHex (pronounced “Rex” and short for “robot...

2013-07-26 18:43:55

A small percentage of people diagnosed with a mysterious neurological condition may only experience psychiatric changes - such as delusional thinking, hallucinations, and aggressive behavior - according to a new study by researchers in the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania. In addition, people who had previously been diagnosed with this disease, called anti-NMDA receptor (anti-NMDAR) encephalitis, had relapses that only involved psychiatric behavior. In an article...

2013-07-16 23:01:05

Gift will allow expansion of learning network and community that connects business leaders, researchers, faculty, and students. Philadelphia, PA (PRWEB) July 16, 2013 The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania is pleased to announce a major gift from William L. and Phyllis Mack to permanently endow the Mack Institute for Innovation Management. William L. Mack, W’61, is Chair of the Wharton Board of Overseers, Chairman of the Board of Directors of Mack-Cali Realty...

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...

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