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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.
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

Study reveals molecular profiles of Parkinson's disease

Study reveals molecular profiles of Parkinson's disease

Comprehensive mutation map helps better understand the biological processes underlying Alzheimer's

Comprehensive mutation map helps better understand the biological processes underlying Alzheimer's

Cre-controlled CRISPR makes conditional gene inactivation more easier

Cre-controlled CRISPR makes conditional gene inactivation more easier

Scientists identify mystery protein that explains the origins of Parkinson's Disease

Scientists identify mystery protein that explains the origins of Parkinson's Disease

Researchers develop a diagnostic tool for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis

Researchers develop a diagnostic tool for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis

Study shows how chaperone activity influences the course of neurodegenerative diseases

Study shows how chaperone activity influences the course of neurodegenerative diseases

Novel process turns waste materials into nutritional supplements

Novel process turns waste materials into nutritional supplements

Simple skin test can accurately identify Parkinson's disease

Simple skin test can accurately identify Parkinson's disease

Gene variations that regulate dopamine levels may influence the mobility of elders

Gene variations that regulate dopamine levels may influence the mobility of elders

Dopamine and serotonin found to be involved in perception, cognitive capacities

Dopamine and serotonin found to be involved in perception, cognitive capacities

Study reveals process for regenerating neurons in the eye and brain

Study reveals process for regenerating neurons in the eye and brain

Stem cells can repair parkinson's-damaged circuits in mouse brains

Stem cells can repair parkinson's-damaged circuits in mouse brains

Researchers identify new therapeutic target for spinocerebellar ataxia

Researchers identify new therapeutic target for spinocerebellar ataxia

Biomarker for diagnosis of neurodegenerative diseases identified in the eye

Biomarker for diagnosis of neurodegenerative diseases identified in the eye

Star-shaped brain cells are essential for blood-brain barrier health, shows study

Star-shaped brain cells are essential for blood-brain barrier health, shows study

Smart drug delivery system may help treat spinal cord injuries and other neurological disorders

Smart drug delivery system may help treat spinal cord injuries and other neurological disorders