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Funded Project Details - FY2021

Project Number:

Title: Analysis of Olfactory Dysfunction for Early Diagnosis of Parkinson's Disease
Principal Investigator:

Robert A. Clark

Location: San Antonio, TX
Congressional District Code: 21
Research Service: Biomedical Laboratory R&D
Project Period: July 2021 - June 2025
FY 2021 Funding Amount: $39,200
Total Award Amount
(all years):
Abstract: View full abstract and other project information on NIH RePORTER


More than one million Americans suffer from Parkinson’s disease (PD), of whom at least 80,000 are Veterans. Although PD is currently diagnosed on the basis of motor signs, these manifestations are preceded by a period that lasts several years to decades, in which neurodegeneration spreads to many brain regions. The earlier we can detect PD, the longer the window of opportunity to treat it before disabling symptoms appear. Learning how to prevent disabling symptoms will require identifying marker...

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