Finding a drug that can cross the blood-brain barrier is the bane of drug development for Alzheimer’s disease and other neurological disorders of the brain. A new Penn study, published this week in the Journal of Neuroscience, has found and tested in an animal model of Alzheimer’s disease a class of drug that is able to enter the brain, where it stabilizes degenerating neurons and improves memory and learning.
Victor Galli and Leah Abrams, students in the School of Arts Sciences, and Ian Penkala, a student in the School of Engineering and Applied Science, discuss Penn’s vegetarian dining options.
PHILADELPHIA –- A collaboration of biologists and bioengineers, including researchers from the University of Pennsylvania, has received a $6.25 million, 5-year grant from the Department of Defense to study the effects of blast waves on the neural circuitry of the brain.
The School of Veterinary Medicine’s New Bolton Center is cited for research on equine right dorsal colitis.
Janice Madden of the School of Arts and Sciences and the Wharton School discusses Philadelphia in-migration.
Uri Simonsohn of the Wharton School is cited for co-authoring an analytical study of motivation in Major League Baseball.