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Measuring Creatine Levels With MRI Has Benefits Over Contrast-enhanced MRI And MRS
2014-01-13 07:30:49

A new MRI method to map creatine at higher resolutions in the heart may help clinicians and scientists find abnormalities and disorders earlier than traditional diagnostic methods

Isolating RNA From Live Cells In Their Natural Tissue Environment
2014-01-13 07:23:08

A multi-disciplinary team from the University of Pennsylvania have published in Nature Methods a first-of-its-kind way to isolate RNA from live cells in their natural tissue microenvironment without damaging nearby cells.

Genetically Modified Cells Produce Long-term Remissions
2013-12-09 06:46:50

Three and a half years after beginning a clinical trial which demonstrated the first successful and sustained use of genetically engineered T cells to fight leukemia, a research team from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania and the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia will today announce the latest results of studies involving both adults and children with advanced blood cancers that have failed to respond to standard therapies.

Biorhythm Of Brown Fat Has Implications For Combating Obesity, Associated Diabetes And Heart Disease
2013-10-28 10:24:36

University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine For nearly 300 years, investigators have known that body temperature follows a circadian, or 24-hour, rhythm, with a peak during the day and a low at night. The benefit of this control during evolution may have been to allow conservation of energy while sleeping because keeping body temperature above the surrounding temperature requires heat production from metabolic processes inside the body. But, it is also critical to be able to adapt to...

Common Stem Cell In Development Of Heart And Lungs Explains Adaption For Life On Land
2013-07-23 09:39:06

The evolution of adaptations for life on land have long puzzled biologists – are feathers descendents of dinosaur scales, how did arms and legs evolve from fins, and from what ancient fish organ did the lung evolve?

Food-induced Allergic Inflammation In The Esophagus Promoted By Rare Immune Cells
2013-07-23 09:29:59

Food is an integral part of life; but, for some, it can be harmful. Allergic inflammation caused by inappropriate immune responses to some types of food has become a major public health issue.

Molecular Key To Exhaustion Following Sleep Deprivation Found By Researchers
2013-03-07 15:37:28

University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine It happens to everyone: You stay up late one night to finish an assignment, and the next day, you're exhausted. Humans aren't unique in that; all animals need sleep, and if they don't get it, they must make it up. The biological term for that pay-the-piper behavior is "sleep homeostasis," and now, thanks to a research team at the Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania, one of the molecular players in this process has been...

2011-04-12 15:14:36

Squamous cell cancers of the oral cavity and esophagus are common throughout the world, with over 650,000 cases of oral cancer each year and esophageal cancer representing the sixth most common cause of cancer death in men.

2011-03-22 00:41:39

Patients who've been hurt in car or bike crashes, been shot or stabbed, or suffered other injuries are more likely to live if they arrive at the hospital on the weekend than during the week.

2011-03-15 10:27:00

Listed Among the Top Five Medical Schools Nationally for 14th Straight Year PHILADELPHIA, March 15, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- For the second consecutive year, the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine ranks #2 among research-oriented medical schools in the United States, according to U.S.News & World Report's annual survey. The annual survey of the nation's 126 fully accredited medical schools and twenty schools of osteopathic medicine also places Penn in the top ten in the...


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tourtiere
  • a meat pie that is usually eaten at Christmas in Quebec
The word 'tourtiere' comes from the French tourte, or passenger pigeon.
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