Va. Foundation Receives Grant for Parkinson's Study

By: AP
By: AP
Michael J. Fox Foundation awards grant to Va. organization for Parkinson

http://www.fusfoundation.org/

June 18, 2013

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) - The Michael J. Fox Foundation has awarded a $600,000 grant to a Virginia organization to help pay for a Parkinson's disease study.

The Focused Ultrasound Foundation in Charlottesville said Tuesday that the pilot study will examine the feasibility and safety of using focused ultrasound to treat dyskinesia in Parkinson's patients.

Dyskinesia is a difficulty or distortion in performing voluntary movements. The Charlottesville foundation says it's a side effect of drug therapy used to treat Parkinson's disease.


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