Medicine

Potential new therapeutic targets to treat melanoma

Penn Medicine research shows that a relative lack of DOPA, and not simply susceptibility to sun damage, helps explain why melanoma is much more common in people with light skin tones.

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Bloomberg

Biogen’s next Alzheimer drug feeds push for FDA approval revamp

Emily Largent and Holly Fernandez Lynch of the Perelman School of Medicine are quoted about the clinical uncertainty of new Alzheimer’s drug findings and the FDA’s need to have post-approval trials underway.

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Scientific American

Giraffes vs. blue whales vs. dinosaurs: Contest reveals which one builds its nervous system fastest to evade predators

Douglas H. Smith and Jean-Pierre Dollé of the Perelman School of Medicine compare the speed at which different species of megafauna extend their nerve fibers.

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Medscape

Early data suggest vaccine protects against monkeypox, but questions remain

Stuart Isaacs of the Perelman School of Medicine says that the CDC’s findings on the effectiveness of the monkeypox vaccine are encouraging.

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STAT News

How health systems can truly value Black lives: Help close the racial wealth gap

In an op-ed, the Perelman School of Medicine’s Atheendar Venkataramani, Eugenia C. South, and George Dalembert, also of the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, write that health systems are uniquely positioned as economic engines to address the racial wealth gap.

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Philadelphia Inquirer

$50 million gift to Penn is aimed at new treatments for autoimmune disease

E. John Wherry of the Perelman School of Medicine hopes to find better answers for autoimmune conditions as director of the Colton Center for Autoimmunity, established and now accelerated by alumni Judy and Stewart Colton.

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Forbes

$50 million gift to University of Pennsylvania for autoimmune disease research

A $50 million gift from Wharton School alumni Judy and Stewart Colton will further develop the work of the Colton Center for Autoimmunity at the Perelman School of Medicine, with a statement from President Liz Magill.

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