Medical Research


Penn Cancer Research Called “Newest Miracle Cure”

In case you’ve missed it, Philly docs have scored some big headlines recently. After nearly thirty years in development at the University of Pennsylvania, a novel […]


Spark Therapeutics Gene Therapy for Blindness Moves Forward With FDA

There’s a greater chance now than ever before that the Food and Drug Administration‘s first two approved gene therapies will both come from Philadelphia. This week, […]

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Study: Why Your Bedtime Matters Just As Much As the Number of Hours You Sleep

Sure, setting a bedtime alarm might sound like an eye-roll-worthy suggestion. But a new study performed by researchers at Brigham and Women’s Hospital shows that […]


Drexel’s Virtual Butt Draws National Attention — Again

Last week, as I scrolled through my Facebook feed on my phone, I kept seeing the same photo of a seated man with his gloved hand inside a plastic […]


How Philly Doctors Are Saving the World

For our latest Top Doctors cover story, we went beyond the doctor’s office to the labs where Philadelphia-based researchers work to eradicate diseases that claim […]

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Compulsive Gambling, Shopping, Sex: The Weird Side Effects of Parkinson’s Drugs

This sounds like something straight out of The Onion, but I promise you, it’s not. Two drugs commonly prescribed for Parkinson’s disease have been linked […]


Penn, Mayo Clinic Launch ‘Seizure Detection Challenge’

The University of Pennsylvania, Mayo Clinic and other groups announced a program called Seizure Detection Challenge with $8,000 in prizes. The challenge is hosted by […]