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Claudia Lopez

Neuroscience

University of Pennsylvania

My name is Claudia Lopez and I am a neuroscience PhD student at the University of Pennsylvania. I am interested in understanding why and how neurodegeneration occurs. The focus of my thesis research is studying the mechanisms of HIV-associated neurocognitive disorders.

Claudia has authored 2 articles

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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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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