Participants sought for Parkinson’s study

By April 13, 2011

UC Davis researchers will give a presentation about local research opportunities at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 19, at the Davis Senior Center, 646 A St.

Elizabeth Disbrow, Ph.D., and her team are seeking individuals with and without Parkinson’s disease who may be interested in participating in studies investigating cognitive deficits in PD. They are interested in what areas of the brain contribute to changes in cognitive and motor skills. To measure brain activity, the researchers use neuroimaging techniques. The team is also studying movement initiation as a target for cognitive neuro‐rehabilitation.

Participants may be eligible if they are age 55‐75, have been diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease and have found some relief of symptoms from dopamine replacement therapy. People without PD in the same age range are also eligible. For more information, contact the UCD lab at (530) 754-5022 or visit http://neuroscience.ucdavis.edu/disbrow/disbrow/Welcome.html.

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