• VOL 15. ISSUE 13
    April 20, 2015

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Team Find Molecular Trigger of Schizophrenia-Like Behaviors and Brain Changes
Study: Nicotine Use Increases Compulsive Alcohol Consumption
Scientists Uncover How Molecule Protects Brain Cells in Parkinson’s Disease Model
New $1.2 Million Grant Funds Search for Drug Candidates to Treat Wide Range of Cancers

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Team Finds Molecular Trigger of Schizophrenia-Like Behaviors and Brain Changes

The research from the Chun and Thomas labs may provide new tools for someday preventing or treating a number of psychiatric disorders.

Study: Nicotine Use Increases Compulsive Alcohol Consumption

Research from the George lab sheds light on why smokers have a five to ten times greater risk of developing alcohol dependence than nonsmokers.

Scientists Uncover How Molecule Protects Brain Cells in Parkinson’s Disease Model

These findings from the LoGrasso lab could provide valuable insights for the development of drug candidates to protect brain cells in Parkinson’s and other neurodegenerative diseases.

New $1.2 Million Grant Funds Search for Drug Candidates to Treat Wide Range of Cancers

Associate Professors Joseph Kissil and Louis Scampavia will lead the project to study a pathway active in breast, colorectal, liver and other types of cancers.

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  • Enzyme Keeps Blood Stem Cells Functional to Prevent Anemia
  • Go Meta: New Technique Expands Possibilities for Molecular Designers
  • New Compound Prevents Type 1 Diabetes in Animal Models—Before It Begins
  • Team Finds New Class of Drugs that Dramatically Increases Healthy Lifespan
  • Scientists Announce Anti-HIV Agent So Powerful It Can Work in a Vaccine
  • Prion Discovery Points to Possible Neuron Killing Mechanism Behind Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s Diseases
  • Team Shows How Rare Antibody Targets Ebola and Marburg Virus
  • Scientists Find More DNA and Extra Copies of Disease Gene in Alzheimer’s Brain Cells
  • Scientists Find More DNA and Extra Copies of Disease Gene in Alzheimer’s Brain Cells
  • Team Establishes that Drug Candidates Can Block Pathway Linked to Cell Death in Parkinson’s Disease
  • Scientists Move Closer to a Personalized Treatment Solution for Intellectual Disability
  • Nicotine Vaccine Provokes Robust Immune Response
  • Scientists Uncover New, Fundamental Mechanism for How Resveratrol Provides Health Benefits
  • Researchers Find Drug That Helps Huntington’s Disease-Afflicted Mice—and Their Offspring
  • Team Illuminates Mysterious Molecular Mechanism Powering Cells in Most Forms of Life
  • New Hope for Newborns: How a TSRI Scientist Brought a Life-Saving Drug from the Lab to the Clinic