Health Sciences

CAR T cell therapy may eliminate tumor cells missed by surgery

The results of a study led by Penn Medicine’s Carl June greenlights preclinical trials for the application of CAR T therapy in gel form to surgical wounds following partial tumor removal to eliminate residual tumor cells.

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Fostering a therapy dog means welcoming strangers and petting

Foster families and therapy dogs in training learn their roles together. Studies show pet therapy in hospitals significantly decreases pain, calms breathing, and boosts mood and perceived energy levels in patients.

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Philadelphia Inquirer

How do we improve diversity in medicine? Black female physician-leaders answer

Med student Jasmine Brown of the Perelman School of Medicine joins alumna Arlene Bennett and Perelman’s Eve Higginbotham to discuss her upcoming book, “Twice as Hard,” which recounts the stories of the nation’s first Black female doctors.

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The New York Times

Inside the hospital where Damar Hamlin’s life was saved

Jeremy Cannon and Benjamin Abella of the Perelman School of Medicine comment on the importance of rapid response and the impediments to beneficial research for cardiac arrest patients.

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The New York Times

CPR and defibrillators: What you need to know

Benjamin Abella of the Perelman School of Medicine says that only a tiny fraction of people who have a cardiac arrest and are not at a hospital get CPR, calling it a national tragedy.

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Lancaster Farming

Everything farmers need to know about composting animal mortalities

The New Bolton Center at the School of Veterinary Medicine is noted for having an alkaline digester that can safely compost animal mortalities.

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The New York Times

Nurses are burned out and fed up. For good reason

A quoted study by Linda Aiken of the School of Nursing and colleagues found that minimum nursing staffing ratios in hospitals could have prevented more than 4,000 deaths and saved upward of $700 million in medical costs during a two-year period.

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