$8 Million Grant Awarded for Parkinson’s Disease Research
In a news release Friday, the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke announced the award of an $8 million grant to Banner Sun Health Research Institute and Mayo Clinic Arizona.
The five-year grant will go toward research that looks at Arizonans with Parkinson’s disease as well as individuals who are aging normally. Researchers will collect data through annual testing and eventually through autopsy to study the brains and other bodily tissue of study participants. Being able to combine data collected during life and from tissue collected after death is extremely important. Autopsy teams work around the clock to ensure that tissue collected is of high quality.
A major goal of the award is to discover the earliest possible signs of the onset of Parkinson’s disease and the onset of dementia in Parkinson’s patients in order to lay a foundation for developing treatments that will slow or stop the treatments.
Parkinson’s disease is one of the many conditions a Los Angeles neurologist at the Neurological Associates of West Los Angeles may be able to help you or a loved one with. When it comes to Parkinson’s the longer you wait the worse your condition can get. That’s why we encourage anyone suffering from this disease to call a California neurologist right away so that you or a loved one can be on the road to help as soon as possible.