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Cryopreservation – News and Features

Four men of different ancestries.
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What Role Does Ancestry Play in Prostate Cancer Risk?

A recent study has uncovered insights into the prostate cancer risks of people from a variety of genetic ancestries.
Cancer cells.
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Secondary Cancers Are Rare Following CAR T-Cell Therapy

The development of any type of second cancer following CAR T cell therapy is a rare occurrence, as found in an analysis of more than 400 patients treated at Penn Medicine.
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Vitamin D – What's the Latest Research?

What's the latest research surrounding how vitamin D affects our health? This article dives into how vitamin D deficiency has been linked to increased cancer mortality and more.
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Gene Variants Linked to Glaucoma in People of African Ancestry

Penn Medicine analysis aims to fill knowledge gaps and help guide clinical decisions for a group particularly vulnerable to developing glaucoma.
Double helix structure of DNA.
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Largest Ancient Human Gene Bank Sheds Light on the Origins of Brain Disorders

Researchers have created the world’s largest ancient human gene bank by analysing the bones and teeth of almost 5,000 humans who lived across western Europe and Asia up to 34,000 years ago.
A pregnant woman holding her bump.
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Understanding the Genetic Cause of Gestational Diabetes

The largest genetic study of gestational diabetes to date has led to a discovery of nine novel genetic regions linked to this severe and common pregnancy complication. The results shed light on previously unknown physiological mechanisms.
AI written on a computer chip.
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AI Tool Interprets Cancer Imaging With “Unprecedented Clarity”

Penn Medicine researchers developed an artificial intelligence tool to quickly analyze gene activities in medical images and provide single-cell insight into diseases in tissues and tissue microenvironments.
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Fecal Microbiome Predicts Postoperative Infections in Liver Transplants

Researchers have predicted post-operative infections in liver transplant patients by analyzing the fecal microbiome, representing a leap forward in understanding the connection between the gut microbiome and health.
Painting of Neanderthals around a fire.
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Neanderthal Ancestors May Have Contributed to Whether You’re a Morning Person

Genetic material from Neanderthal ancestors may have contributed to the propensity of some people today to be “early risers,” the sort of people who are more comfortable getting up and going to bed earlier.
An outline of a persons head and brain with smoke above.
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Smoking Shrinks the Brain

A new report shows that smoking shrinks the brain, helping to explain why smokers are at high risk of age-related cognitive decline and Alzheimer's disease.
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