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  • The drug inhibits the activity of a kinase enzyme called LRRK2, and it showed no pathology in rat lungs, kidneys or livers.Andy WestThe first test in a mammalian model of a potential new class of drugs to treat Parkinson’s disease shows abatement of neurodegeneration in the brains of test rats and no significant toxicities, University of Alabama at Birmingham and Pfizer Inc. researchers report online in The Journal of Biological Chemistry. At present, there are no therapies to slow or block the progression of Parkinson’s disease, a common neurodegenerative disorder that affects 7 million to 10 million people worldwide. The rat model...

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First-year Chemistry major, Catherine Black, was recently accepted as one of 75 students nationwide into the Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange for Young Professionals.


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 In the spirit of interdisciplinary research, Biology major, Stephanie Arana, has received an Outstanding Research Presentation Award at the 32nd Undergraduate Research Conference in Memphis, TN for her topic "Immunomodulatory Multilayer Coatings of Pancreatic Islets Based On Hydrogen-Bonded Polyphenol" Ms. Arana’s research mentor is Dr. Eugenia Kharlampieva, Department of Chemistry.