NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – The National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke will support research projects to discover and use biomarkers for Parkinson's disease, NINDS said in a new funding announcement on Monday.

NINDS plans to provide between $200,000 and $490,000 for two-to-three-year studies to discover biomarkers, optimize biomarker-based assays, and develop these tools further through replication studies.

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