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    • Dec 18 9:28AM
    • Penn and UGA Awarded $23.4 Million Contract for Pathogen Genomics Database
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      A five-year, $23.4 million contract from the NIH will support a growing database of genomic information about disease-causing microbes, co-directed by the University of Pennsylvania's David Roos.

      At the turn of the millennium, the cost to sequence a single human genome exceeded $50 million, and the process took a decade to complete. Microbes have genomes, too, and the first reference genome for a malaria parasite was completed in 2002 at a cost of roughly $15 million. But today researchers can sequence a genome in a single ... Read More

    • Dec 10 11:44AM
    • Simeprevir-Based Therapy Offers Alternative Treatment of Hepatitis C Says Penn Study
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      Researchers at Penn Medicine, in collaboration with a multi-center international team, have shown that a protease inhibitor, simeprevir, a once a day pill, along with interferon and ribavirin has proven as effective in treating chronic Hepatitis C virus infection (HCV) as telaprevir with interferon and ribavirin, the standard of care in developing countries.

      Researchers at Penn Medicine, in collaboration with a multi-center international team, have shown that a protease inhibitor, simeprevir, a once a day pill, along with interferon and ribavirin has proven as effective in ... Read More

    • Nov 11 12PM
    • Penn Dental Medicine Welcomes Its First Thouron Scholar
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      This year, the Thouron Scholars, a community of 700-plus whose disciplines range from geology to English literature, welcomed their very first dentist to the ranks.

      By Madeleine Stone  @themadstone

      For over 50 years, the Thouron Award program has created a unique exchange between graduates of the University of Pennsylvania and universities across the United Kingdom, helping to reinforce the “special relationship” of the United States and Britain. This year, the Thouron Scholars, a community of 700-plus whose disciplines range from geology to English literature, ... Read More