New approach for brain cell immunotherapy

Penn Medicine researchers have developed a selective medicine to get rid of old microglia, while also replenishing them with transplanted surrogate cells in their place, suggesting future potential for treating and even preventing neurodegenerative disorders.

Hannah Messinger

Defining neural ‘representation’

Neuroscientists frequently say that neural activity ‘represents’ certain phenomena, PIK Professor Konrad Kording and postdoc Ben Baker led a study that took a philosophical approach to tease out what the term means.

Marilyn Perkins

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Neuroscience explains why Bill Gates’ weird reading trick is so effective

A study by Penn researchers working in physics, neuroscience, and bioengineering found that people instinctively seek patterns and similarities in the data they absorb.


Jerusalem Post

What happens to human brain at all stages of life? Studies have pretty cool answers

Postdoc Jakob Seidlitz of the Perelman School of Medicine says that brain development changes as people age, with different parts of the brain reaching their own milestones at different points in life.


CBS Pittsburgh

Concussions on the rise among older Americans

Ramon Diaz-Arrastia of the Perelman School of Medicine says that concussions are happening more often as the U.S. population continues to age.


Traumatic brain injury survivor helps others through Mind Your Brain Foundation

With the help of Penn Medicine, Chester County resident Candace Gantt founded the Mind Your Brain Foundation to support fellow traumatic brain injury survivors.


How Havana syndrome helps us rethink the brain

A team at Penn Medicine found MRI results consistent with a major brain injury in patients suffering from Havana syndrome.


CBS Philadelphia

Penn study shows signs of Alzheimer's disease prevention

A study by Roy Hamilton of the Perelman School of Medicine and colleagues suggests that the drug lecanemab may slow the progression of Alzheimer’s or forestall its effects before they occur.