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Duke Team Finds Compounds that Prevent Nerve Damage

Posted Sep 30 2008 9:10am

Promising discovery Link: Duke Team Finds Compounds that Prevent Nerve Damage - DukeHealth.org.

Duke University Medical Center scientists have made a significant finding that could lead to better drugs for several degenerative diseases including Huntington’s disease and Alzheimer’s disease. Compounds that block the activity of a specific enzyme prevented brain injury and greatly improved survival in fruit flies that had the same disease process found in Huntington’s disease.

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