Parkinsonís Organizations Join to Fund Registry in Nebraska
ďThe reinstatement of the Nebraska Registry serves as a stepping stone for Parkinsonís research and the Nebraska-specific data can provide scientists with a solid understanding of the role geography plays in Parkinsonís Disease,Ē said Joel Gerstel, executive director of APDA.
ďFunding of the Nebraska Registry will enable researchers to understand Parkinsonís trends as they present themselves in a population,Ē said J. William Langston, MD, chairman, executive committee of Fox Foundationís scientific advisory board.
ďThe reinstatement of the Registry and establishment of a similar registry in
The Nebraska Parkinsonís Disease Registry was the first operational registry for the disease in the
In 2004, legislation to establish the California Parkinsonís Disease Registry was enacted, and a pilot project is currently being developed, funded by both The National Institutes of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS) of the National Institutes of Health as well as by the Michael J. Fox Foundation.
The Nebraska Registry develops a resource for recruiting a valid sample for assessing exposure to a wide range of risk factors.† The Parkinsonís Disease Registry Act (ďThe ActĒ) was enacted by the