Hect Video (video) Princeton University Share Print E-Mail Loading video... Caption Princeton University researchers used a high-throughput -- meaning many materials can be examined at once -- screening process developed at Princeton to discover an organic compound that prevented the formation of protein clumps found on human brain cells afflicted by Alzheimer's disease. Fruit flies bred to exhibit Alzheimer's-like symptoms maintained their climbing ability after receiving the compound -- called D737 -- for two weeks (left), whereas flies that did not (right) get treatment exhibited the disorientation and loss of mobility associated with Alzheimer's. Credit Video courtesy of Angela Fortner McKoy Usage Restrictions None Share Print E-Mail 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.