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Parkinson's study awarded $2.2M grant

HHS has awarded a $2.2 million grant to a University of Buffalo researcher to develop an early diagnosis method for Parkinson's disease. "When we generated induced pluripotent stem cells from a group of Parkinson's disease patients and a group of normal subjects, we found that there were many significant differences in the expression levels of genes controlling the production, utilization and degradation of dopamine," said principal investigator Jian Feng, adding that the findings could enable prediction of disease well before onset.

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