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Genetic Risk Factors of Disparate Diseases Share Similar Biological Underpinnings, According to Genomics Research Collaboration

29 Apr 2016 – The discovery of shared biological properties among independent variants of DNA sequences offers the opportunity to broaden understanding of the biological basis of disease and identify new therapeutic targets, according to a collaboration between the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of... Read more

A Long-noncoding RNA Regulates Repair of DNA Breaks in Triple-Negative Breast Cancer Cells

28 Apr 2016 – Using a clinically guided genetic screening approach, researchers from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania identified LINP1, a lncRNA. Read more

Two Penn Medicine Physicians Elected to Association of American Physicians

26 Apr 2016 – Two Penn Medicine physicians – Ebbing Lautenbach, MD, MPH, MSCE, chief of the division of Infectious Diseases and the Robert Austrian Professor in the department of Medicine, and Ben Z. Stanger, MD, PhD, an associate professor of Medicine and associate investigator of the Abramson Family Cancer... Read more

Cholesterol Levels, Not Statins, Influence Colorectal Cancer Risk, Penn Study Suggests

26 Apr 2016 – Long-term use of the cholesterol-lowering drugs known as statins does not appear to decrease a patient’s risk of colorectal cancer, suggests a new, large case-control study from Penn Medicine researchers published this week in PLOS Medicine. Read more

Penn Medicine Study Uncovers New Pathways that Control Skin Tanning and Lightening

26 Apr 2016 – New research, from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, has uncovered cellular pathways in skin pigment cells that are activated by estrogen and progesterone – two of the main female sex hormones – and also identified synthetic hormone derivatives that specificall... Read more

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