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Parkinson's disease is a brain disorder. It occurs when certain nerve cells (neurons) in a part of the brain called the substantia nigra die or become impaired. When approximately 80 percent of neurons are damaged, the symptoms of Parkinson's disease appear. Parkinson's disease affects 1 in 100 people over the age of 60, with the average age of onset being 60 years. The risk of developing Parkinson's disease increases with age. In the United States, it is estimated that 60,000 new cases of Parkinson's disease are diagnosed each year, with 1.5 million Americans currently living with the disease.
Mice study explains why humans expressing CHT gene variant exhibit attentional vulnerabilities

Mice study explains why humans expressing CHT gene variant exhibit attentional vulnerabilities

Researchers discover 15 genetic 'hotspots' that speed up or slow down brain aging

Researchers discover 15 genetic 'hotspots' that speed up or slow down brain aging

AI and robotics identify new cellular hallmarks of Parkinson's disease

AI and robotics identify new cellular hallmarks of Parkinson's disease

New study uncovers potential driver of Parkinson’s disease

New study uncovers potential driver of Parkinson’s disease

A peptide could prove to be useful in stopping nerve cell degeneration

A peptide could prove to be useful in stopping nerve cell degeneration

Unraveling how DNAzymes work in real time

Unraveling how DNAzymes work in real time

300 million grant enables the establishment of new international stem cell research center

300 million grant enables the establishment of new international stem cell research center

Gene mutation for Parkinson's disease drives mislocalization of iron in activated microglia

Gene mutation for Parkinson's disease drives mislocalization of iron in activated microglia

Study identifies a novel role for regulatory protein Bach1 in Parkinson's disease

Study identifies a novel role for regulatory protein Bach1 in Parkinson's disease

Stringent lineage tracing crucial for studies of nerve cell regeneration

Stringent lineage tracing crucial for studies of nerve cell regeneration

Exploring cell and gene based therapies for Parkinson’s disease

Exploring cell and gene based therapies for Parkinson’s disease

Researchers develop novel cell reprogramming strategy to slow down glioblastomas

Researchers develop novel cell reprogramming strategy to slow down glioblastomas

Old habit-controlling neurons may also play a key role in learning new tricks

Old habit-controlling neurons may also play a key role in learning new tricks

Muscle protein tied to physical fitness in youth and age-associated diseases

Muscle protein tied to physical fitness in youth and age-associated diseases

Children with rare genetic disorder experience dramatic improvements in a gene therapy trial

Children with rare genetic disorder experience dramatic improvements in a gene therapy trial

Researchers devise a small-molecule cocktail to protect stem cells from stress

Researchers devise a small-molecule cocktail to protect stem cells from stress

Study finds an amyloid link between melanoma and Parkinson’s disease

Study finds an amyloid link between melanoma and Parkinson’s disease

New blueprint of brain connectivity provides detailed understanding of the basal ganglia

New blueprint of brain connectivity provides detailed understanding of the basal ganglia

Unique mini-microscope enables imaging of brain activity in freely moving mice

Unique mini-microscope enables imaging of brain activity in freely moving mice

Scientists find a better way to identify cells and understand disease mechanisms

Scientists find a better way to identify cells and understand disease mechanisms