Grant number: 1019833 | Funding period: 2012 - 2016



Trials of numerous agents to slow the progression of Parkinsons disease have provided ambiguous or negative results despite having good preliminary evidence for their efficacy. The most likely reason is that many nerve cells are already destroyed by the time of diagnosis. Thus effective therapies may be most (and possible only) effective when administered in the presymptomatic stages of disease. This proposal is directed at developing method to detect early presymptomatic Parkinsons disease.

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