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BWH Researchers Receive Grant to Study Parkinsonís Disease

The BWH Department of Neurology's Tim Bartels, Ph.D., M.Sc., assistant scientist, and Dennis Selkoe, M.D., senior neurologist, have received an International Research Grant from the Parkinson's Disease Foundation (PDF).

The PDF announced research grants for 13 novel projects this year that are designed to find the cause(s) of and a cure for Parkinson's disease. Each of this year's projects take a fresh look at Parkinson's disease science and have high potential to significantly advance the knowledge of Parkinson's.

Bartels and Selkoe have discovered that the natural shape of alpha-synuclein, a synuclein protein primarily found in neural tissue, is misunderstood. Using their PDF International Research grant, they plan to build on this discovery, creating a way to easily test the difference in shape between alpha-synuclein in healthy people and in people with Parkinson's disease. This discovery could lead to a useful way to diagnose Parkinson's disease and test new therapies.

Source Date: Sep 24 2012
Source Publication: Brigham and Women's Hospital News
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