U.S. Rep. Louise Slaughter Tuesday announced more than $1.5 million in awards to the University of Rochester for medical research.
The grants include $1.1 million to study Parkinson’s disease and $422,845 to study DNA.
“Rochester has always been at the forefront of game-changing research to help people live longer, healthier lives,” Slaughter said. “Moving forward with this vital research on Parkinson’s disease helps ensure the next generation of medical breakthroughs continue to be discovered right here in Rochester.”
Parkinson’s disease is a nervous system disorder that affects body movement, often including tremors, stiffness, and loss of balance. Each year, approximately 60,000 Americans are diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease.