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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...

Department of Chemistry Seminars Fall Semester 2015
Venue: CHEM 101 - 901 14th Street South at 11:00 A.M.
Day   Speaker Talk Title
August 24 - classes start  
9/10  Thu     Reza A. Ghiladi, PhD, Department of Chemistry, North Carolina State University                                                                    - The Role of Porphyrins in Biology: From Protein Biochemistry to Antimicrobial Materials                                                                   
9/17  Thu   Norbert J. Pienta, PhD, Department of Chemistry, University of Georgia

- Using Technology to Study Student Problem Solving
9/24  Thu   Daniel A. Savin, PhD, Department of Chemistry, University of Florida

- Bottom-up Design in Responsive Polypeptide-based Block Polymer Assemblies
10/01  Thu   Igor Alabugin, PhD, Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry, Florida State University

10/08  Thu   David M. Lynn, PhD, Chemical and Biological Engineering, University of Wisconsin-Madison

- Design of Soft Material Interfaces: From 'Conventional' to 'Covalent' Assembly
10/15  Thu   Elfi Kraka, PhD, Department of Chemistry, Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences, Southern Methodist University, Dallas,TX


10/22  Thu   R. Karl Dieter, PhD, Department of Chemistry, Clemson University - Synthetic Methods:  Serendipity and Design

10/29  Thu   John Pascal, PhD, University of Montreal, Canada - Regulation of Poly(ADP-ribose) Polymerases during the Cellular Response to DNA damage

11/12  Thu   Miranda Trentle, Graduate Student, Department of Chemistry, UAB

11/19  Thu   James Shorter, PhD, University of Pennsylvania

- Protein Disaggregases to Counter Human Disease
December 11 - classes end