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3 min ago | Science Daily

Naltrexone may be effective in diminishing impulse control disorders in Parkinson's disease patients

Parkinson's disease patients may confront a common but largely unrecognized challenge: the occurrence of impulse control disorders such as compulsive gambling, sexual behavior, eating, or spending.


Related Topix: Pennsylvania, Pennsylvania Government, Healthcare Law, Law

4 hrs ago | Archinect School Blog

NY Times Enters the 'Starchitect' Debate

Witold Rybczynski, the architect and emeritus professor of urbanism at the University of Pennsylvania, complained recently about "starchitects" who often work in cities they are unfamiliar with, creating buildings that are out of sync with their surroundings.


8 hrs ago |

Alums of Ohio black college fight for its survival

The alumni association of southwestern Ohio's Wilberforce University, founded in 1856, says graduates have committed to raise $2 million in cash donations, including $400,000 pledged at last weekend's alumni conference.


Related Topix: Wilberforce University

9 hrs ago | Wired

9 Things to Know About Reviving the Recently Dead

In 1986, a two-and-a-half year-old girl named Michelle Funk fell into a stream and drowned.


9 hrs ago | Medical News

Researchers establish new strategy to help surgeons see entire tumor in patient

The best way to cure most cases of cancer is to surgically remove the tumor. The Achilles heel of this approach, however, is that the surgeon may fail to extract the entire tumor, leading to a local recurrence.


Related Topix: Medicine, Surgery, Pennsylvania, Pennsylvania Government, Healthcare Law, Law, Food and Drug Administration, Oncology

13 hrs ago | PhysOrg Weblog

Acupuncture improves quality of life for breast cancer patients using aromatase inhibitors

Use of electroacupuncture - a form of acupuncture where a small electric current is passed between pairs of acupuncture needles - produces significant improvements in fatigue, anxiety and depression in as little as eight weeks for early stage breast cancer patients experiencing joint pain related to the use of aromatase inhibitors to treat breast ... (more)


Related Topix: Medicine, Cancer, Health, Breast Cancer, Acupuncture, Pennsylvania, Pennsylvania Government

Tue Jul 29, 2014

Could Your Cat Kill Your Credit?

Cats are generally low-maintenance: feed them, pet them , and clean their litter boxes, and they are often happy.


Related Topix: Pennsylvania, Medicine, Insulin (generic), Humulin, Novolin

Penn Club of Louisiana welcomes alumni and future students at a summer soiree

Beth and Austin Lavin didn't meet until after they attended the University of Pennsylvania , but today, as New Orleans residents , this duo enthusiastically supports the school, with Austin as the President of the University of Pennsylvania Alumni Club of Louisiana .


Related Topix: New Orleans, LA

The Globe and Mail

Injection may help psoriasis sufferers

Kalab Groulx's severe case of psoriasis - with more than 90 per cent of his body covered - has led to psoriatic arthritis.


Related Topix: Psoriasis, Medicine, Health, Psoriatic Arthritis, Arthritis, Canada, Dermatology

Hispanic Business

Advaxis and the University of Pennsylvania Restructure Their Exclusive License Agreement

The restructured agreement eliminates a milestone payment due upon the commencement of a Phase 3 clinical trial in humans and modifies milestone payments relating to first regulatory approval which to more fully utilize its financial resources on the current clinical development of its Lm -LLO cancer immunotherapy technology and it provides success ... (more)


Related Topix: Pennsylvania, Pennsylvania Government, HPV, Cervical Cancer

Merced Sun-Star

More patients take on in-home dialysis

But going to a clinic would mean less exercise time - and less independence - for Davern, who joined a growing segment of kidney patients receiving dialysis at home, often with help from family members.


Related Topix: Dialysis, Medicine, Health, Medicare, Kidney Failure, Munhall, PA

Medical News Today

Shorter hospital stays with incisionless transcatheter aortic valve replacement surgery

New research from Penn Medicine shows that incisionless transcatheter aortic valve replacement surgery cuts length of hospital stay by 30 percent and has no impact on post-operative vascular complication rates when compared with conventional transfemoral TAVR, which requires an incision in the groin.


Related Topix: Circulation, Medicine, Health

In West Philadelphia, a fight to save a neighborhood farm

At 8 a.m. on a Saturday in mid-July, a time many teenagers prefer to be asleep, Mika'al Broadus, a rising senior at Roxborough High School, was already at work at Agatston Urban Nutrition Initiative's University City High School garden, harvesting armfuls of kale.


Related Topix: Philadelphia, PA, Family, Teenagers, Home Gardening, Home, Social Software, Drexel University

Mon Jul 28, 2014

The New York Times

Room for Debate: Are 'Starchitects' Ruining Cities?

Witold Rybczynski thinks New York's Hearst building, designed by the British architect Norman Foster, is emblematic of what's wrong with "starchitects."



New Findings On Graphene As a Conductor With IC Components

ClockEndGooner writes Philadelphia's NPR affiliate, WHYY FM, reported today on their Newsworks program that a research team at the University of Pennsylvania have released their preliminary findings on the use of graphene as a conductor in the next generation of computer chips .


The Raw Story

Orthodox Jews with herpes need to stop applying 'direct oral suction' to baby penises

According to the Health Department, both babies developed lesions on their genitals shortly after having the metzitzah b'peh , a practice in which the mohel - a person trained to perform the "covenant of circumcision" - uses a direct oral suction technique to swab blood from the infant's penis, was performed on them.


Bellingham Herald

Ken Burns delves into a dynasty

Ken Burns is used to telling stories that have been told before. That comes with the territory when you work on documentaries covering momentous points in history, including the Civil War, World War II and the Prohibition era.


Related Topix: Bismarck, ND

Medical News Today

New teaching framework highlights significant opportunities for...

Students graduating from U.S. medical schools in 2012 feel they've received a better education in health policy issues than graduates surveyed in 2008, according to a multi-center study led by the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, and published online this month in Academic Medicine .


Related Topix: Pennsylvania, Pennsylvania Government, Health

Island Gazette Newspaper Online

NIH funds next step of cutting-edge research into Alzheimer's disease genome

Teams of scientists will use support from the National Institutes of Health to conduct research into the genetic underpinnings of Alzheimer's disease, analyzing how genome sequences - the order of chemical letters in a cell's DNA - may contribute to increased risk or protect against the disease.


Related Topix: Genetics, Biology, Science, University of Miami, Case Western Reserve University, University of Washington, Texas

Sun Jul 27, 2014

The Nation

Biz Buzz

Many executives of Indorama Ventures, one of a handful of global firms based in Thailand, showed up at the Thailand Management Association's conference last week including its CEO Aloke Lohia.