UA Chemical Biologists Unearth Cause of A Rare Brain Disorder


Researchers at the University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson have keyed into the biological mishap that causes stunted brain growth and, ultimately, muscle movement failure. “We wanted to figure out the biological processes leading to the disease,” said May Khanna, PhD, UA assistant professor of neuroscience and pharmacology. “That knowledge could help us develop a drug to stop the disease progression. Right now, there is no cure.”