Six University of Arkansas at Fort Smith students spent part of their recent semester working with researchers at the Arkansas College of Osteopathic Medicine (ARCOM) on projects that could also lead to new treatments of neurodegenerative diseases and cancers.

According to the UAFS, students Priscilla Devora, Christopher Mizell, Natalie Nguyen, Deborah Robertson, Brenda Rosales, and Mark Spradlin worked with with ARCOM faculty Brandy Ree and Lance Bridges to analyze proteins that could play a role in the development and progression of neurodegenerative diseases, as well as how vitamin A derivates can be utilized as treatments for lymphoma.

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