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Regents approve new UI center focused on neurodegenerative disease research


Millions of Americans and hundreds of thousands of Iowans are affected by Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease and other neurodegenerative diseases, yet there is currently a lack of effective therapies and treatments. This week, the Iowa Board of Regents granted University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine approval to develop a new center focused on the study of neurodegenerative diseases. “The center will help catalyze research breakthroughs that will make a palpable difference in the lives of patients affected by neurodegenerative disease,” said Dr. Nandakumar Narayanan, an associate professor of neurology at the UI Carver College of Medicine who studies Parkinson’s disease. Read more about the center at this page on the college’s website.

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