The Study of Biomarkers in Neurodegenerative Diseases

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Alexa Amato
Alberto Espay


By Alexa Amato, Neuroscience - Neurobiology Concentration

Advisor: Alberto Espay

Award: Excellence in Reseach Communication

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Abstract: The purpose of this study is to learn what causes types of neurodegenerative diseases and learn why the diseases are happening. The two diseases focused on in the study are Parkinson's disease(PD) and Alzheimer's disease(AD). The patient will be asked to give samples, complete questionnaires, and use devices during their yearly visits/clinical assessments. The concentration is to look at the environmental and genetic factors specifically using biomarkers. The study is ongoing and hopes to end before 2029. The goal is to slow or stop the progression of biological defined-types of neurodegenerative diseases. 


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Category: New Frontiers