PHILADELPHIA –- A new animal model of nerve injury has brought to light a critical role of an enzyme called Nmnat in nerve fiber maintenance and neuroprotection. Understanding biological pathways involved in maintaining healthy nerves and clearing away damaged ones may offer scientists targets for drugs to mitigate neurodegenerative diseases such as Huntington’s and Parkinson’s, as well as aid in situations of acute nerve damage, such as spinal cord injury.
School of Arts & Sciences
John DiIulio of the School of Arts and Sciences is featured.
PHILADELPHIA — Benjamin Garcia has been named the first Presidential Term Professor at the University of Pennsylvania, effective June 1. The announcement was made by Penn President Amy Gutmann and Provost Vincent Price.
Frank Furstenberg of the School of Arts and Sciences comments on young people staying at homewith parents during difficult economic times.
Jonathan Moreno of the Perelman School of Medicine and School of Arts and Sciences comments on advances in neuroscience.
WHO: Speaker: David B. Ruderman, Joseph Meyerhoff Professor of Jewish History, University of Pennsylvania