Penn Medicine Neuroscience Center

Press Releases

March 23, 2015
Astronaut Scott Kelly is about to take off for the International Space Station. While he is in space, Penn Medicine researchers, including Mathias Basner, MD, PhD, MSc, Ruben Gur, PhD, and David F. Dinges, PhD, will compare his mental performance with that of his identical twin, Mark, who will stay behind on Earth.
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March 23, 2015
Penn Medicine researchers, led by Corey McMillan, PhD, have discovered that hypermethylation - the epigenetic ability to turn down or turn off a bad gene implicated in 10 to 30 percent of patients with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) and Frontotemporal Degeneration (FTD) - serves as a protective barrier inhibiting the development of these diseases.
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March 17, 2015
M. Sean Grady, MD, and Doug Smith, MD, were interviewed by CBS3 and KYW Newsradio, respectively, about traumatic brain injury.
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The Penn Medicine Neuroscience Center (PMNC) is dedicated to the advancement of our understanding of the brain, spine and peripheral nervous system.

Developing effective treatments and therapies for disorders affecting these areas requires the expertise, dedication and cooperation of scientists from many fields of research.

The departments, centers, and institutes across the medical center are brought together in the PMNC to create an integrated approach to patient care, research and education.
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2015 PMNC Symposium:

This one-day symposium will bring together a wide variety of participants, from those interested in basic  mechanisms that are impaired in brain disorders to others developing strategies for clinical intervention.
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>Read Articles at Research @ Penn                                         PMNC Newsletter - Spring 2014

The Co-Directors of the Penn Medicine Neuroscience Center (PMNC) invite you to become a Member of the PMNC.  All faculty at Penn Medicine who work in any neuroscience-related area are welcome to become Members.

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