The Parkinson's Disease Foundation (PDF) has announced more than $1 million (£0.6 million) will be allocated to 11 investigator-initiated research projects into causes and cures for the disease.
Funded through two key programmes, the projects include studies into the role of norepinephrine released from brain stem neurons in Parkinson's disease, as well as the effect of the movement of mitochondria.
"Time is of the essence for people with Parkinson's," said Robin Anthony Elliott, executive director of the PDF.
"Part of our responsibility to the community is to provide promising scientists with opportunities to pursue creative strategies to understanding the disease."
He went on to say that each of the 11 research projects represent a novel approach to solving Parkinson's disease.
Recently, the Cleveland Clinic in Las Vegas announced that it is expanding its services to include programmes for people with Parkinson's disease and multiple sclerosis.
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