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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.
Antidepressants and anti-seizure drugs can effectively treat diabetic nerve pain, research finds

Antidepressants and anti-seizure drugs can effectively treat diabetic nerve pain, research finds

Research findings could help understand how Parkinson's develops on molecular level

Research findings could help understand how Parkinson's develops on molecular level

New research reveals surprising culprit involved in self-destruction of axons

New research reveals surprising culprit involved in self-destruction of axons

Regular exercise linked to slower HRQL and mobility decline in PD patients

Regular exercise linked to slower HRQL and mobility decline in PD patients

UCLA study traces Pavlovian response to small cluster of brain cells

UCLA study traces Pavlovian response to small cluster of brain cells

UC researchers advocate ‘precision medicine’ approach to studying and treating Parkinson's disease

UC researchers advocate ‘precision medicine’ approach to studying and treating Parkinson's disease

SPECT imaging may not be suitable for monitoring Parkinson's disease, study shows

SPECT imaging may not be suitable for monitoring Parkinson's disease, study shows

FDA approves drug as add-on treatment for Parkinson's disease patients

FDA approves drug as add-on treatment for Parkinson's disease patients

New research shows how to prevent prions from growing into deadly diseases

New research shows how to prevent prions from growing into deadly diseases

Research findings suggest potential strategies to combat IBMPFD and other degenerative diseases

Research findings suggest potential strategies to combat IBMPFD and other degenerative diseases

Novel technology enables systematic analysis of linear ubiquitination targets

Novel technology enables systematic analysis of linear ubiquitination targets

New biomarker may predict trajectory of TBI recovery in children

New biomarker may predict trajectory of TBI recovery in children

LCSB researchers identify how the body influences differentiation of progenitor cells

LCSB researchers identify how the body influences differentiation of progenitor cells

Bowel cancer medication could help treat patients with early-onset Parkinson's disease, study suggests

Bowel cancer medication could help treat patients with early-onset Parkinson's disease, study suggests

Researchers discover cellular defects that underlie familial form of Parkinson's disease

Researchers discover cellular defects that underlie familial form of Parkinson's disease

UA researcher developing new technology to detect malware in implantable medical devices

UA researcher developing new technology to detect malware in implantable medical devices

Can dancing improve your mental health?

Can dancing improve your mental health?

Head injuries can harm hundreds of genes to increase risk for severe brain disorders

Head injuries can harm hundreds of genes to increase risk for severe brain disorders

Study finds link between extended use MAO-B inhibitors and slow clinical decline in PD patients

Study finds link between extended use MAO-B inhibitors and slow clinical decline in PD patients

MIT researchers develop precise technique to measure dopamine in the brain

MIT researchers develop precise technique to measure dopamine in the brain