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Penn-led Team Prevents Memory Problems Caused by Sleep Deprivation

In a new study, published in the Journal of Neuroscience, a team led by scientists from the University of Pennsylvania found that a particular set of cells in a small region of the brain are responsible for memory problems after sleep loss. By selectively increasing levels of a signaling molecule in these cells, the researchers prevented mice from having memory deficits.

Penn Psychologist Develops Cognitive Therapy Book for IBS Patients

Irritable bowel syndrome, a condition affecting up to 10 percent of the population, often occurs alongside anxiety and depression.

Penn Study Shows Bed Bugs Can Transmit Parasite that Causes Chagas Disease

The bed bug may be just as dangerous as its sinister cousin, the triatomine, or “kissing” bug.


Penn-led Team Pieces Together Signaling Pathway Leading to Obesity

As scientists probe the molecular underpinnings of why some people are prone to obesity and some to leanness, they are discovering that weight maintenance is more complicated than the old “calories in, calories out” adage.


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Less Painful Mammograms? New Device May Safely Minimize the Hurt November 25, 2014 | Today.com

Emily Conant of the Perelman School of Medicine is quoted about a new device used to minimize painful mammograms.


An Atlas of Genetic Time November 21, 2014 | New Yorker

John Hogenesch of the Perelman School of Medicine is featured for creating an atlas of gene expression in humans and mice.


Smoking Not ‘Lesser Evil’ in Mental Health Treatment Settings November 24, 2014 | “Newsworks” WHYY Radio (Philadelphia)

Robert Schnoll of the Perelman School of Medicine comments on permitting smoking on the premises of mental health treatment centers.


Time Taken Can Affect Prescription Efficacy November 19, 2014 | Philadelphia Inquirer

John Hogenesch of the Perelman School of Medicine says, “If they do have time-of-day effects, there’s the potential to make these medications work better by taking them at the right time.”


BLP Conversations: Jonathan D. Moreno & John Pankow November 19, 2014 | Bellevue Literary Press

Jonathan Moreno of the Perelman School of Medicine and the School of Arts & Sciences and actor John Pankow discuss group theater and how it influences science and life offstage.


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