Neurosurgery researchers at University Hospitals, Case receive three multimillion-dollar grants

Story excerpt provided by Crain’s Cleveland Business.

Written by Lydia Coutré.

Neurosurgery researchers studying Parkinson’s disease, stroke and brain cancer at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine and University Hospitals Case Medical Center have received three multimillion-dollar grants from the National Institutes of Health.

NIH awarded a $1 million grant to Dr. Barry J. Hoffer, adjunct professor of neurosurgery at CWRU and member of the Department of Neurosurgery at UH Case Medical Center.

The three-year grant will support Hoffer and his colleagues as they continue their research into gliptins for treating Parkinson’s disease. Gliptins, which are widely used to treat type 2 diabetes to regulate blood glucose levels, have also been found to provide neurological protection in Parkinson’s, according to a news release.

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Originally published December 7, 2015.

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