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Exploring Parkinson's

NCATS chemical screening resources enable studies on potential treatments.

Finding Drug Targets

NIH launches program to explore poorly understood genes.

NIH scientists used RNA interference to find genes that interact with parkin (green), a protein that tags damaged mitochondria (red). Mutations in parkin are linked to Parkinson's disease and other mitochondrial disorders. (NINDS Photo/Youle Laboratory)
DNA double helix with pill at center