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Penn Institute on Aging In the News

  • 04/21/16
    Specialists have long suspected that symptoms progressed more slowly in Parkinson's disease patients whose main problem was tremors, rather than walking or balance.
  • 03/22/16
    The Penn Memory Center's Alzheimer's Caregiver's Support Group and three patients and caregivers were featured in a follow up story in the Wall Street Journal about the experience of caring for a loved one with Alzheimer's disease.
  • 03/18/16
    Jason Karlawish, MD, professor of Medicine, Medical Ethics, Health Policy, and Neurology, and a regular contributor to, penned an article about increasing the conversation about Alzheimer's disease.
  • 03/11/16
    Jason Karlawish, MD, professor of Medicine, Medical Ethics and Health Policy, was interviewed by, about a new research study out today showing that physical exercise may help to stave off dementia.
  • 03/08/16
    The Institute on Aging gave this year's Joseph A. Pignolo Award in Aging Research to Bruce Yanker, MD, PhD, professor of Neurology and Genetics at Harvard Medical School. His presentation about a gene regulator called REST that he believes may protect the brain from thinking and memory problems early in life was covered by the Philadelphia Inquirer.

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