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By The Skanner News | The Skanner News
Published: 08 February 2022

Researchers at Oregon Health & Sciences University are recruiting people in the Portland area with Parkinson's Disease and Huntington's Disease, as well as healthy controls, to join a study evaluating how cortisol levels are affected by neurological disease. Those who partake will collect saliva samples at home for three days, followed by an in-person visit of approximately 30 minutes for mood and quality of life questionnaires. 

Huntington’s disease is a fatal genetic disease that affects the nerve cells in the brain that is described as having ALS, Parkinson's, and Alzheimer's disease all at once. Today, there are approximately 41,000 symptomatic Americans and more than 200,000 at-risk of inheriting the disease.  

Getting involved

Participants will be compensated for their time. To learn more, view the study flyers for individuals with HD and healthy controls, or contact Angelica Clarke,clarkang@ohsu.edu, 503-220-8262 x 54687.  

For more information, visit https://pacificwest.hdsa.org/news/oregon-health-science-university-hd-research-study-

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