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Shingles symptoms may be caused by neuronal short circuit (Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences)

December 30, 2014

The pain and itching associated with shingles and herpes may be due to the virus causing a “short circuit” in the nerve cells that reach the skin, Princeton researchers have found.

This short circuit appears to cause repetitive, synchronized firing of nerve cells, the researchers reported in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. This cyclical firing may be the cause of the persistent itching and pain that are symptoms of oral and...

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Jiun-Ruey Hu receives 2013 Spirit of Princeton Award

May 17, 2013

Jiun-Ruey Hu, a senior from Toronto, is a molecular biology major pursuing certificates in neuroscience and applications of computing. He has worked to engage and support underclassmen and his peers through a range of academic, service and mentorship initiatives. Addressing student needs for improving critical communication skills, Hu co-founded Speak with Style, a pioneering initiative that trains Princeton students in public speaking skills. While revitalizing a dormant Princeton Premedical Society during his term as co-president, he founded the Freshman Premed...

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