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Transforming Nursing Home Care April 1, 2015 | New York Times

Mary Ersek of the School of Nursing penned an op-ed about making changes to nursing home care.


Young Minds and Ecstasy a Harmful Mix April 1, 2015 | Philly.com

Frances Jensen of the Perelman School of Medicine writes about the short and long-term effects of potent drugs on young minds.


Poverty Shrinks Brains From Birth March 30, 2015 | Nature.com

Martha Farah of the Perelman School of Medicine comments on research that reveals how the stress of growing up poor can affect a child’s brain development.


NASA, Penn Study How Space Affects Astronaut’s Brain March 26, 2015 | “Newsworks,” WHYY Radio (Philadelphia)

Mathias Basner of the Perelman School of Medicine is quoted about a study that developed a test to measure the effects of spaceflight on cognition.


We Need to Unlock the Brain’s Secrets – Ethically March 26, 2015 | Scientific American

President Amy Gutmann, Presidential Bioethics Commission chair, writes about three key areas of ethical concern in neuroscience research and application.