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RxGen Gets $1.1M SBIR Grant to Study Genomic Markers of Parkinson s Disease

NEW YORK, Dec. 8 (GenomeWeb News) - RxGen has received a $1.1 million Fast Track SBIR grant to identify genomic markers of Parkinson's disease.

 

The New Haven, Conn.-based firm will use its PrimaTox predictive toxicology technology program to study toxins such as rotenone, tetrahydroisoquinolone, dithiocarbamate, and Paraquat, which have been implicated as possible environmental causes of Parkinson's disease.

 

RxGen said it would profile in vivo brain RNA expression patterns following exposure to the toxins in an attempt to uncover critical pathways of injury and neuroprotection specific to dopaminergic neurons.

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