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Claudia López Lloreda

Neuroscience

University of Pennsylvania

I am a neuroscience PhD student at the University of Pennsylvania interested in understanding why and how neurodegeneration occurs. My thesis work focuses on studying the mechanisms of HIV-associated neurocognitive disorders, cognitive impairment which affects about half of the HIV-infected population. Through my work, I aim to understand how HIV infection can activate processes that injure the brain and the central nervous system and how we can stop them.

Claudia has authored 7 articles

Neuroscientist seeks love molecule: a conversation with Bianca Jones Marlin

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The Columbia scientist on the neuroscience of motherhood and how social justice and science intersect

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A new shortcut skips stem cells completely, converts skin cells into photoreceptors

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This method, which uses a handful of small molecule drugs, is a time-saver compared to stem cell therapy

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Lead poisoning hits low-income children harder than their affluent neighbors

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Children living in poverty suffer greater cognitive and physical effects from lead exposure than children from richer families, even if they live in the same area

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Some brains are more susceptible to PTSD after trauma than others

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Everyone experiences trauma, but in some brains, PTSD arises where others aren't at as much risk

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Feel like quitting? Blame your brain cells

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Understanding the biological mechanisms of “giving up” in fish may teach us about complex human behaviors

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Neurons and cancer cells are a dangerous duo

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New research finds that neurons migrate from the brain to infiltrate cancer cells, and that targeting this process is a promising new method of attack on cancer.

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Garbage mitochondria may contribute to Alzheimer’s disease

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Taking out the trash improves key symptoms of neurodegenerative disease

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Sick bees social distance, but only within their own colony

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Bees from other colonies accepted infected bees with open arms where they usually would be rejected.

How 14 months in Antarctica changes your brain

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Studying the effects of isolated, monotonous environments on the human brain has important implications for space travel

Mice need microbes to forget their fears

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Germ-free and antibiotic-treated mice have impaired fear extinction

How humans have shaped the brains of our furry friends

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By breeding dogs for specific behaviors, humans have also altered the physical structure of their brains

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Misinformation is keeping invasive, destructive lionfish around

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New study suggests better scientific dissemination could put lionfish on the menu and protect native habitats

Sarah Heidmann

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Helmets protect athletes' skulls. Will the NFL use neuroscience to protect their brains?

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Football needs better helmets, rules, and scientific integrity

Christina Marvin

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Scientists tried to replicate a provocative gene editing paper in real-time, and documented it on Twitter

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A study linking an edited CCR5 gene with dying young didn't pass the smell test

Alison Koontz

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Testing drugs on stem cells in petri dishes may revolutionize our understanding of difficult-to-study diseases

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Remember the Ice Bucket Challenge? This is even more exciting for ALS patients.

Carina Seah

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Humans are two developmental stages away from monkeys

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Less than 50 of our 20,000 genes are unique to humans. What separates us from monkeys?

James R. Howe VI

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