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A Pennsylvania House resolution urges all businesses to increase the number of women on their boards by the end of the New Year, but a new report suggests this goal may be out of reach.
Meet Montco Mamas, a New Initiative Fighting the Racial Disparities in Infant Mortality
The program is working to improve the health and well-being of Montgomery County-based Black pregnant women, infants, and their families.
A New Philly Program Is Connecting Underserved Students With Paid Life Science Internships
Project Onramp is seeking to bridge the opportunity gap for low-income and first-generation college students.
Researchers at Jefferson Are Working to Improve Stroke Patients’ Long-Term Mobility With Brain Implants
Their recent clinical trial, which used implanted brain electrodes and a motorized brace to restore movement in a paralyzed arm, aims to pave the way for a fully implantable, wireless medical device.
Inside Penn’s Massive New Medical Equipment Sterilizing Facility
Penn Medicine’s Interventional Support Center will clean and re-package surgical supplies for their hospitals and outpatient centers.
NextUp: The Malvern Medtech Company Working to Improve Surgical Mesh Options
TELA Bio is striving to reduce the adverse effects of hernia repair with OviTex, their biological material-based surgical mesh product.
Newborn Babies Can Receive COVID-19 Antibodies From Mothers While in Utero, According to New Penn Study
The study conducted at Pennsylvania Hospital from April to August last year suggests that mothers who have had COVID-19 can provide some protection against the virus to their infants.
Philly Ranked Sixth Among the Nation’s Top Markets for Life Sciences
With an established, yet continually growing market, Philadelphia is ranked among Boston, San Francisco and others on Newmark’s 2020 year-end report.
5 Questions About Johnson & Johnson’s COVID-19 Vaccine Candidate, Answered
From how it differs from the Moderna and Pfizer vaccines to when it could be available for use, CHOP vaccine expert Paul Offit helps us break it down.
This Little Plastic Clip Serves as a Mini Aromatherapy Diffuser for Your Mask
ScentClip, created by Penn Medicine anesthesiologist Mark-Alan Pizzini, is here to make mask-wearing a little more pleasant.
A Penn Behavioral Economist on Ways Philly Could Speed Up COVID-19 Vaccinations
Kevin Volpp, director of the Center for Health Incentives and Behavioral Economics, shares five strategies the city could employ.
This New Device Is Revolutionizing Breast Surgery at Fox Chase Cancer Center
The center is now using SmartClip Soft Tissue Marker, which provides 3D, GPS-like navigation to help surgeons extract tumors with more precision.
You Can Order an At-Home COVID-19 Test on GoPuff
The saliva-based test will be delivered to your door in 30 minutes or less.
NextUp: The Philly-Area Company Developing New Treatment Options for Advanced Cancers
Launched at Penn’s UPstart incubator, Haddonfield’s Linnaeus Therapeutics is in the early stages of clinical trials for an anti-cancer drug.
We Shouldn’t Be Surprised by COVID-19 Variants, Says Penn Coronavirus Expert
Microbiologist Susan Weiss explains why SARS-CoV-2 mutated, how these variants are different, and what it means for vaccines.
Behind the Scenes of the First COVID-19 Vaccination at Einstein Medical Center
An up-close look at what’s hopefully the beginning of the end of the coronavirus pandemic.