Topic: Adela Ben-Yakar

The high value of short-lived worms

Jan. 30, 2012
The high value of short-lived worms

Researchers have devised a simple test using dopamine-deficient worms for identifying drugs that may help people with Parkinson's disease.

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"Parkinsonian" Worms May Hold the Key to Identifying Drugs for Parkinson's Disease, Says Scientist

Nov. 10, 2011

Researchers at The University of Texas at Austin have devised a simple test, using dopamine-deficient worms, for identifying drugs that may help people with Parkinson's disease.

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Worms may hold the key to fighting Parkinson's disease

Nov. 10, 2011

Researchers have devised a simple test, using dopamine-deficient worms, for identifying drugs that may help people with Parkinson's disease.

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Faculty Awarded NIH Grants to Study Prevention and Treatment of Neurodegenerative and Vascular Diseases

Sept. 20, 2011

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has awarded researchers at The University of Texas at Austin two highly competitive research grants to create novel therapeutics for treating heart disease as well as to develop technology that significantly reduces the time and costs required to test drugs for neurodegenerative disease.

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Engineering faculty earn CAREER awards

Feb. 24, 2009
Engineering faculty earn CAREER awards

Eight engineering assistant professors have been awarded Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) awards from the National Science Foundation, an honor that recognizes promising young faculty and supports their research with five years of funding.

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