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September 10, 2017
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Big Hunt for Small Molecule to Treat Neurodegenerative Diseases

Two UA researchers say that finding the ideal molecule could open the door to therapeutic drugs to treat diseases such as ALS. Late last year, University of Arizona colleagues Daniela Zarnescu and May Khanna sped west on Interstate 8 bound for … Continue reading

January 5, 2016
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This video game can help treat and diagnose lazy eye in children

U students win national competition for video game completely controlled by eye movement For the second year in a row, student video game developers from the University of Utah’s Entertainment Arts & Engineering (EAE) have won Best Student Game in … Continue reading

February 19, 2015
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Trout trick-or-treat: fish gobble furry animals with four feet

Freshwater fish with bellies full of shrews – one trout a few years back was found to have eaten 19 – aren’t as random as scientists have thought. In some years, probably when shrew populations boom, the small mouse-like land … Continue reading

September 12, 2014
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New protein structure could help treat Alzheimer’s, related diseases

There is no cure for Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia, but the research community is one step closer to finding treatment. University of Washington bioengineers have designed a peptide structure that can stop the harmful changes of the … Continue reading

December 8, 2012
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Mammalian Brain Knows Where It’s at

A new study in the journal Neuron suggests that the brain uses a different region than neuroscientists had thought to associate objects and locations in the space around an individual. Knowing where this fundamental process occurs could help treat disease … Continue reading