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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.
Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center's fiscal year 2011-12 was highlighted by new or expanded collaborations, growth in its clinical and research missions, and the presence of the first group of medical students in State College.
Penn State College of Medicine recently welcomed 13 third-year medical students to the University Park Regional Campus as the inaugural cohort of College of Medicine students to do their clinical training in State College.