Penn Medicine Neuroscience Center

Press Releases

July 20, 2015
David F. Dinges, PhD, director of the Unit for Experimental Psychiatry and chief of the division of Sleep and Chronobiology, was quoted in a Freakonomics story which mentioned numerous sleep trials at Penn Medicine that delved into sleep deprivation and physical health and cognitive performance.
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July 17, 2015
Manzar Ashtari, PhD, director of CNS Imaging at the Center for Advanced Retinal and Ocular Therapeutics, and Jean Bennett, MD, PhD, director of the Center for Advanced Retinal and Ocular Therapeutics, both in the department of Ophthalmology, were quoted in Voice of America and New Scientist about their study that found that sight restoration for LCA patients leads to strengthening of visual pathways in the brain.
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July 16, 2015
John Q. Trojanowski, MD, PhD, director, Penn Institute on Aging and Virginia M.-Y. Lee, PhD, director, Center for Neurodegenerative Disease Research, were both featured in a 6ABC segment in the "Philly Leading the Way" series describing their new research on fighting Alzheimer's disease.
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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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