Avital Rodal, Brandeis University (image) Brandeis University Caption For people suffering with debilitating diseases such ALS or Alzheimer's, simple tasks can be a struggle. Avital Rodal, assistant professor of biology, hopes to help with a grant that has just been funded by the National Institutes of Health. Rodal studies how neuronal firing affects transport of materials within neurons. Credit Photo: Charles Radin Usage Restrictions None Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.