USC team highlights possible role of GLUT1 in Alzheimer's; Zombies teach researchers how to model an outbreak;

> Investigators at the University of Southern California say that deficiencies in the GLUT1 protein, responsible for transporting glucose through the blood-brain barrier, may be responsible for accelerating the effects of Alzheimer's. Release

> A team at Cornell used a fictional zombie apocalypse to help model how real diseases spread. Release

> An intestinal gel for levodopa/carbidopa has demonstrated early-stage promise in providing longterm treatment for Parkinson's disease. Release