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Penn Medicine Team Develops Cognitive Test Battery to Assess the Impact of Long Duration Spaceflights on Astronautsí Brain Function

26 Nov 2014 – Penn Medicine researchers have developed a cognitive test battery, known as Cognition, for the National Space Biomedical Research Institute (NSBRI) to measure the impact of typical spaceflight stressors (like microgravity, radiation, confinement and isolation, exposure to elevated levels of CO2, and... Read more

Penn Researchers Identify Protein Elevated in Blood That Predicts Post-Concussion Symptom Severity in Professional Athletes

25 Nov 2014 – New Penn Medicine research has found that elevated levels in the blood of the brain-enriched protein calpain-cleaved ?II-spectrin N-terminal fragment, known as SNTF, shortly after sports-related concussion can predict the severity of post-concussion symptoms in professional athletes. Read more

Penn's Aaron T. Beck, MD, Receives Honorary Degree from Australia's La Trobe University

21 Nov 2014 – Aaron T. Beck, MD, emeritus professor in the department of Psychiatry at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania and the director of Penn's Aaron T. Beck Psychopathology Research Center, was recently awarded an Honorary Doctorate of Science (Honoris Causa) by La Trobe... Read more

Invitation to Cover: Providing a Place to Give Thanks

21 Nov 2014 – Since 1994, the Hall-Mercer Community Behavioral Health Center of Pennsylvania Hospital has hosted a Thanksgiving meal. This free event is open to members of the surrounding community, the homeless, and members of the community the Center serves: outpatients living with mental illness or... Read more

Penn Researchers Unwind the Mysteries of the Cellular Clock

20 Nov 2014 – In the current issue of the journal Cell, Mitchell Lazar, MD PhD, the Sylvan Eisman Professor of Medicine and director of the Institute for Diabetes, Obesity, and Metabolism and his team report the results of a genome-wide survey of circadian genes and genetic regulatory elements called enhancers.... Read more

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