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Author: Matt McGowan

Nanowired Drugs Could Treat Patients With Parkinson’s or Alzheimer’s

Millions of Americans suffer from neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s. Researchers have identified promising new treatments, such as cerebrolysin, but current clinical approaches are ineffective because critical concentrations of the drug dissipate within the body before reaching the blood-brain barrier and central nervous system. To address this problem, researchers have focused on various delivery vehicles for sustained and targeted drug release. An effective, targeted approach would eliminate the need for inefficient, high dosages that cause adverse side effects. In recent years, biomedical engineers have experimented with nanomaterials as an approach to targeted delivery. Under the direction of...

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In New Podcast, Doctoral Student Discusses Student Activism

Short Talks From The Hill, a podcast from the University of Arkansas, highlights research and scholarly work across the campus. Each segment features a university researcher discussing his or her work. DeLani Bartlette: Hello and welcome to Short Talks From the Hill, a podcast from the University of Arkansas. My name is DeLani Bartlett. On this episode, we’ll be talking to David Toliver, a doctoral student in public policy in the College of Education and Health Professions, about his recently published book, Student Activism As A Vehicle For Change On College Campuses. Welcome David. David Tolliver: Thank you! DB: Your book...

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Workers May ‘Choke’ Under Pressure of Non-Monetary Incentives

Competition for non-monetary awards can have adverse effects on performance and may cause employees to “choke” under pressure, according to a new study by a University of Arkansas economist. Raja Kali, professor of economics in the Sam M. Walton College of Business, and colleagues at HEC Montreal, a business school in Canada, examined the performance of elite U.S. golfers between 2006 and 2012 and found that players underperformed when trying to qualify for the U.S. Ryder Cup team, which does not compensate them for participating. The findings, published in the Journal of Economics & Management Strategy, challenge historical findings...

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