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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.
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

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