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Current research supported by the National Institute of Neurological Disease Orders and Stroke (NINDS) at NIH is using animal models to study progression of the disease and develop new drugs therapies; looking for the cause of the disease and continuing to search for environmental and genetic factors; and working to develop new protective drugs that can delay, reverse, or even prevent the disease.

National Institutes of Health, National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, NIH. Parkinson’s Disease Information Page; 2007. http://www.ninds.nih.gov/disorders/parkinsons_disease/parkinsons_disease.htm

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Title
Parkinson’s Disease Information Page
Publication Date
2007
Authors
National Institutes of Health, National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, NIH
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