Location: Penn State College of Medicine
Some 100 high school juniors and seniors converged on the campus of Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center to become detectives for a day and work alongside health professionals and educators to identify and investigate an epidemiological mystery.
Penn State College of Medicine has just received a $3.9 million award from the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS) of the National Institutes of Health for research to find biomarkers for Parkinson's disease.
Selective targeting of the neurotransmitter that differentially affects brain cells that control the two distinct functions of the pancreas may allow for new medication therapies for conditions like diabetes, dyspepsia and gastro-esophageal reflux.
The zebrafish is a potential tool for testing one class of unique individual genetic differences found in humans, and may yield helpful information for the emerging field of personalized medicine, according to a team led by Penn State College of Medicine scientists.