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David earned a PhD in Biological Sciences from Columbia University in New York, NY, where he studied how Drosophila ovarian adult stem cells respond to cell signaling pathway manipulations. This work helped to redefine the organizational principles underlying adult stem cell growth models. He is currently a Science Writer, as part of the BioNews Services writing team.

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Axial Given $440K Grant to Develop Model for Studies of Gut-Brain Axis

Axial Biotherapeutics announced a $440,000 grant from the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research to support its efforts to develop a model that can mimic the nervous system of the gastrointestinal tract, and help in evaluating potential Parkinson’s disease treatments. Though Parkinson’s is primarily considered a neurodegenerative disorder,…