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Episode 337: What happens to the brain when neurons malfunction?

Experimenting with fruit flies and mice to isolate a protein that affects neurons in the brain.

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Episode 337: What happens to the brain when neurons malfunction?

This episode is supported by the The Research Corporation for Science Advancement.
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University of Arizona neuroscientist Martha Bhattacharya is researching injuries to brain cells in diseases including epilepsy and Lou Gherig's disease or ALS. She is experimenting with fruit flies and mice to isolate a protein that affects neurons in the brain.

Martha Bhattacharya spoke with Leslie Tolbert, Ph. D. Regent's professor emerita in neuroscience at the University of Arizona.

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