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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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Chemistry Undergraduate Student and Chemistry Scholar, Calla McCulley was one of the nine individuals selected for the NSF-Funded Summer REU Program at Bristol and Bath for this July-August 2015. This is a seven-week program where participants work a forty-hour week in their research lab; and, at the end of the program, each student will give a research presentation of their work. Calla will be working for Dr. Ulrich Hintermaier at the University of Bath for this program. Dr. Hintermaier's research focuses on applied catalysis with metal complexes to develop more sustainable processes and alternative evergy conversion schemes in a multi-disciplinary approach. From this program, Calla expects to gain research experiences, cultural experiences, and growth as an individual.

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2011-2012 Ireland Scholarship winner and chemistry graduate student, Ms. Jiabei Lin presented her award-winning talk entitled: ClpB Self-Assembly at the meeting as well. Ms. Lin is mentored by Dr. Aaron Lucius.