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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.
Scientists propose potential new treatment for Gaucher disease

Scientists propose potential new treatment for Gaucher disease

Cocaine addiction may disrupt iron regulation in the brain, study finds

Cocaine addiction may disrupt iron regulation in the brain, study finds

Former NFL players may not experience motor function problems from repeated head injuries, study finds

Former NFL players may not experience motor function problems from repeated head injuries, study finds

New research reveals brain chemistry involved in human bonding

New research reveals brain chemistry involved in human bonding

MRC researchers discover genetic 'switch' that plays key role in Parkinson's disease

MRC researchers discover genetic 'switch' that plays key role in Parkinson's disease

Researchers develop new Artificial Intelligence technique for diagnosis of Alzheimer's disease

Researchers develop new Artificial Intelligence technique for diagnosis of Alzheimer's disease

IDSA guidelines: Team approach vital to successful treatment of complex neurological infections

IDSA guidelines: Team approach vital to successful treatment of complex neurological infections

Hormone therapy may not protect women from Alzheimer's disease, new study shows

Hormone therapy may not protect women from Alzheimer's disease, new study shows

Neurotrophic factor GDNF regulates dopamine neurons in the brain, research shows

Neurotrophic factor GDNF regulates dopamine neurons in the brain, research shows

Salk scientists create circuitoids to study rhythmic pattern in neurons

Salk scientists create circuitoids to study rhythmic pattern in neurons

New infusion therapy may help avoid debilitating symptoms in Parkinson's disease patients

New infusion therapy may help avoid debilitating symptoms in Parkinson's disease patients

VIB-KU Leuven researchers identify underlying mechanism in early onset Parkinson's disease

VIB-KU Leuven researchers identify underlying mechanism in early onset Parkinson's disease

Neuroscience range by Amsbio covers a variety of tools to help neuroscience research

Neuroscience range by Amsbio covers a variety of tools to help neuroscience research

Simple blood test may be accurate in differentiating between Parkinson's disease and APDs

Simple blood test may be accurate in differentiating between Parkinson's disease and APDs

AMSBIO publishes new catalogue that details cutting edge tools for neuroscience research

AMSBIO publishes new catalogue that details cutting edge tools for neuroscience research

New study uncovers important links between glioblastoma and epileptic seizures

New study uncovers important links between glioblastoma and epileptic seizures

Spatial structure of amyloid fibrils linked to Parkinson's disease highly dependent on salt concentration

Spatial structure of amyloid fibrils linked to Parkinson's disease highly dependent on salt concentration

Study provides insights into functions of astrocytes following brain injury or disease

Study provides insights into functions of astrocytes following brain injury or disease

Single molecule detection of proteins in single cells

Single molecule detection of proteins in single cells

Researchers find chemical link between two problem proteins that cause Parkinson's disease

Researchers find chemical link between two problem proteins that cause Parkinson's disease