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NIEHS invests $21.25 million to find environmental causes of Parkinson's disease
Date:9/16/2008

ugh the Collaborative Centers for Parkinson's Disease Environmental Research, while the Burnham Institute grant will bring an important new perspective to research on gene-environment interplay in Parkinson's disease," said Dennis Lang, Ph.D., acting director of the NIEHS Division of Extramural Research and Training.

"As a patient advocacy group, we are thrilled to see that NIEHS is continuing its research investment in this disease," said Amy Rick, chief executive officer of the Parkinson's Action Network (PAN), an advocacy group for Parkinson's research. "We hope that with greater understanding of the role of environmental factors in causing Parkinson's disease, we will make great strides in finding better prevention and treatment approaches."


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Contact: Robin Mackar
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919-541-0073
NIH/National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences
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