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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.
CUMC researchers capture first snapshot of key brain receptor in action

CUMC researchers capture first snapshot of key brain receptor in action

First in-car study of rush hour pollution finds alarming results

First in-car study of rush hour pollution finds alarming results

Researchers produce 'silk micrococoons' that could store sensitive molecular materials

Researchers produce 'silk micrococoons' that could store sensitive molecular materials

Research shows how dietary essential fatty acids can help treat Alzheimer’s, other diseases

Research shows how dietary essential fatty acids can help treat Alzheimer’s, other diseases

ASU-TGen researchers find source of altered ANK1 gene expression linked to Alzheimer's disease

ASU-TGen researchers find source of altered ANK1 gene expression linked to Alzheimer's disease

Study finds markers of long-term brain injury in the blood of boxers and fighters

Study finds markers of long-term brain injury in the blood of boxers and fighters

Experts develop first freely available data network for Huntington's disease research

Experts develop first freely available data network for Huntington's disease research

New study examines high school principals' perceptions about concussion

New study examines high school principals' perceptions about concussion

Rice engineers building flat microscope to monitor, stimulate neurons in the brain

Rice engineers building flat microscope to monitor, stimulate neurons in the brain

Mothers who breastfeed for at least 15 months may be less likely to develop MS

Mothers who breastfeed for at least 15 months may be less likely to develop MS

Study finds key physical difference in the brains of people with PTSD

Study finds key physical difference in the brains of people with PTSD

Study reveals link between coffee and low mortality

Study reveals link between coffee and low mortality

New technology could help patients requiring stem cell therapies for Parkinson's, stroke, other diseases

New technology could help patients requiring stem cell therapies for Parkinson's, stroke, other diseases

Novel diagnostic approach could pave way for earlier detection of Parkinson's disease

Novel diagnostic approach could pave way for earlier detection of Parkinson's disease

Mayo Clinic study: Patients with Parkinson's have higher risk of melanoma and vice versa

Mayo Clinic study: Patients with Parkinson's have higher risk of melanoma and vice versa

Emory scientists show how same enzyme spurs Alzheimer's and Parkinson's disease

Emory scientists show how same enzyme spurs Alzheimer's and Parkinson's disease

Research reveals biological processes that underlie comorbidity between Alzheimer's disease and cancer

Research reveals biological processes that underlie comorbidity between Alzheimer's disease and cancer

Study highlights rate of misdiagnosis in Alzheimer's disease patients with psychosis

Study highlights rate of misdiagnosis in Alzheimer's disease patients with psychosis

Teenage weight gain may increase stroke risk in adult life

Teenage weight gain may increase stroke risk in adult life

Study finds link between upper GI infections and protein implicated in Parkinson’s disease

Study finds link between upper GI infections and protein implicated in Parkinson’s disease