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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.


Should We Give Fetuses Painkillers Before We Abort Them? March 26, 2015 | Washington Post

Elaina Lin of the Perelman School of Medicine shares her perspective on fetal surgery and fetal pain research.


Gene Counselors Expect Resurgence of ‘Jolie Effect’ March 26, 2015 | Nature.com

Katherine Nathanson of the Perelman School of Medicine is quoted about BRCA testing.