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Claudia Lopez-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 3 articles

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

Claudia Lopez-Lloreda

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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.

Claudia Lopez-Lloreda

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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

Claudia Lopez-Lloreda

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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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