Biomarkers that can detect PD pathology and that can detect disease progression will be most helpful for patient care and proper clinical trial design. As part of the NINDS Parkinson's Disease Biomarkers Program, we seek to collect biological specimens from PD patients and identify serum biomarkers for disease identification and tracking disease progression.

Public Health Relevance

Because the prevalence of Parkinson's disease (PD) is on the rise, it is a public health necessity that the disease be diagnosed at its earliest stage in a relatively non-invasive manner. Biomarkers that can detect PD pathology, and that can detect disease progression would be most helpful for patient care and for proper clinical trial design. The current project seeks to identify serum biomarkers for PD and collect clinical data and new biological specimens from PD patients as part of the NINDS Parkinson's Disease Biomarkers Program.

Agency
National Institute of Health (NIH)
Institute
National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS)
Type
Research Project--Cooperative Agreements (U01)
Project #
5U01NS082148-03
Application #
8742011
Study Section
Special Emphasis Panel (ZNS1-SRB-J (02))
Program Officer
Sieber, Beth-Anne
Project Start
2012-09-30
Project End
2017-08-31
Budget Start
2014-09-01
Budget End
2015-08-31
Support Year
3
Fiscal Year
2014
Total Cost
$686,042
Indirect Cost
$245,397
Name
University of Texas Sw Medical Center Dallas
Department
Psychiatry
Type
Schools of Medicine
DUNS #
800771545
City
Dallas
State
TX
Country
United States
Zip Code
75390
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