Faculty Advisor

Politz, Samuel M.

Center

UMMC / University of Massachusetts Medical Center

Abstract

Using C. elegans as a model organism, the onset of movement defects stemming from age-associated neurodegenerative diseases was examined. Diseases studied included Alzheimer's and Huntington's diseases. It was found that, at approximately day 8 of the lifespan, movement defects began to appear in both disease models.

Publisher

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

April 2013

Major

Biology and Biotechnology

Project Type

Major Qualifying Project

Accessibility

Unrestricted

Advisor Department

Biology and Biotechnology

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