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Why Haven't There Been Any Potent Drugs Developed for Parkinson's Since the 60s?

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It's multiple factors, one is the drying up of NIH grant funds. Researchers are pressed more and more to find money to fund their, their grants. And two, there's a big shift in technology. People aren't as interested in putting a pill in their bodies. As much as they are doing the sexier things like the brain pace maker maybe some day a microchip to be placed in the brain system, so research gene therapy.

So attention is been a little bit shifted to bio-implantable material.