Summary: H.R.1398 — 105th Congress (1997-1998)All Information (Except Text)

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Introduced in House (04/17/1997)

Parkinson's Research Act of 1997 - Amends the Public Health Service Act to mandate a program in the National Institutes of Health to conduct and support research and training on Parkinson's disease. Requires: (1) the convening of a research planning conference at least every two years; (2) the awarding of Core Center Grants to encourage innovative multidisciplinary research and training on Parkinson's (designating each recipient as a Morris K. Udall Center for Research on Parkinson's Disease); and (3) a grant program to support investigators with a proven record who demonstrate potential for breakthroughs in understanding the pathogenesis, diagnosis, and treatment of Parkinson's. Authorizes appropriations. Prohibits using any amounts under this Act for any research or therapeutic application that uses human fetal tissue, cells, or organs obtained from a living or dead human embryo or fetus during or after an induced abortion.