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  • The high value of short-lived worms

    The high value of short-lived worms

    By Daniel Oppenheimer, College of Natural Sciences
    Published: Jan. 30, 2012

    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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      Joana Segraves said on July 13, 2012 at 2:59 p.m.
      This is such a great read and brings hope to those who suffer from Parkinson's. Best of luck with with your research!
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      Halogen Oven said on Feb. 19, 2012 at 5:50 a.m.
      I never would have thought that worms would help in research for Parkinson's. I am glad you received the $3 million award for your research, please keep up the good work, worms seem a good substitute for mice. I like the photos too helps me picture what it is you are doing. Good Luck with your future research and keep us updated. Thanks Mark
  • Neurodegenerative Disease Features

    Worms may hold the key to fighting Parkinson’s disease
    Worms may hold the key to fighting Parkinson’s disease
    Researchers at The University of Texas at Austin have devised a simple test, using...
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