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UT Southwestern Medical Center

Dr. Ilya Bezprozvanny and Dr. Jun Wu

Caption: Researchers led by Dr. Ilya Bezprozvanny, associate professor of physiology, and including Dr. Jun Wu, research associate, have shown an effective test for screening Huntington's disease drugs and that two compounds -- memantine and riluzole -- are most effective at keeping cells alive under conditions that mimic the disorder.

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