Topic: Alzheimer's disease

Scratchpad Memory

Sept. 4, 2012
Scratchpad Memory

The brain has a function for short term memory, and professors at UT's Center for Learning and Memory are uncovering its structure.

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Old Drug Holds New Promise

July 8, 2012
Old Drug Holds New Promise

Exciting new findings in UT's neurobiology labs suggest that rapamycin, an FDA-approved immunosuppressant used to control organ rejection in transplant patients, may be an effective therapy for Alzheimer's, epilepsy, and even autism.

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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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