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Dopamine Deficient Worms

Parkinsonian worms may hold the key to identifying drugs for Parkinson’s disease

Researchers at The University of Texas at Austin have devised a simple test, using dopamine-deficient worms, for identifying drugs that may help people with Parkinson’s disease.

The worms are able to evaluate as many as 1,000 potential drugs a year. The researchers have received federal funding that could increase that to one million drug… Parkinsonian worms may hold the key to identifying drugs for Parkinson’s disease   



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