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Subspecialties Microscopy and imaging

Image of the Month

The image is a colored scanning electron micrograph of a freeze-fractured section through a bundle of myelinated nerve fibres.

Diagnostics Microscopy and imaging

Defining Boundaries

| Michael Schubert

Third harmonic generation microscopy could allow surgeons to spot and remove tumor tissue in real-time

Subspecialties Genetics and epigenetics

Single-Gene Source for Schizophrenia?

| Michael Schubert

Mutations in the SETD1A gene are rare, but significantly increase patients’ risk of schizophrenia and neurodevelopmental disorders

Subspecialties Precision medicine

Field of Genes


The Penn State Hershey Institute for Personalized Medicine benefits from a unique “build it as you need it” growth pattern

Outside the Lab Analytical science

Making Scents of Alzheimer’s

| Michael Schubert

A unique odor signature in the urine of Alzheimer’s mouse models may one day lead to simple tests for the disease

Diagnostics Precision medicine

Personalizing Stroke Prevention

| Michael Schubert

C-reactive protein levels and genetic variations are linked to increased risk of a second ischemic stroke

Subspecialties Neurology

Food For Thought

| Ewan McNay

Insulin resistance in the brain adds a new dimension to Alzheimer's disease understanding.

Inside the Lab Neurology

The Overactive Brain

| Michela Gallagher

Unusual neuron overactivity has led to a drug that may delay Alzheimer's disease onset.

Diagnostics Neurology

Iron's Influence

| James Connor

Iron's influence on neurodegenerative disease may support prevention or early diagnosis.

Outside the Lab Neurology

Untangling Tau

| Brad Hyman

Examining the genetic and neuropathophysiological factors in Alzheimer's disease.


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