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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.
New approaches to early detection of Parkinson's disease on the horizon

New approaches to early detection of Parkinson's disease on the horizon

Kopchicks' $10.5 million gift to fund student fellowships at MD Anderson UTHealth Graduate School

Kopchicks' $10.5 million gift to fund student fellowships at MD Anderson UTHealth Graduate School

Genetic factors play significant role in causing ALS, study reveals

Genetic factors play significant role in causing ALS, study reveals

Researchers find new evidence that autoimmunity plays role in Parkinson's disease

Researchers find new evidence that autoimmunity plays role in Parkinson's disease

African plant extract could pave way for new drug to treat Alzheimer's disease

African plant extract could pave way for new drug to treat Alzheimer's disease

New tool may predict chances for cognitive deficits in people with Parkinson's disease

New tool may predict chances for cognitive deficits in people with Parkinson's disease

AAN hosts free bike helmet giveaway in Minneapolis to raise awareness of head injuries

AAN hosts free bike helmet giveaway in Minneapolis to raise awareness of head injuries

Researchers explore common drive to overcome the mind's willingness to collectively control muscles

Researchers explore common drive to overcome the mind's willingness to collectively control muscles

Research suggests how malformed proteins linked to Parkinson’s could spread from the gut to the brain

Research suggests how malformed proteins linked to Parkinson’s could spread from the gut to the brain

Telemedicine may be as effective as in-person visit for treatment of headache

Telemedicine may be as effective as in-person visit for treatment of headache

Statin use may speed up onset of Parkinson's disease symptoms, study suggests

Statin use may speed up onset of Parkinson's disease symptoms, study suggests

UAB researchers demonstrate persistence of donor microbes in recipients after fecal transplant

UAB researchers demonstrate persistence of donor microbes in recipients after fecal transplant

UCLA offers transcranial magnetic stimulation to treat patients with depression

UCLA offers transcranial magnetic stimulation to treat patients with depression

New research uncovers subcellular-level changes in the brain after concussion

New research uncovers subcellular-level changes in the brain after concussion

NIH awards $6 million grant to Cleveland Clinic for establishing new DLB consortium

NIH awards $6 million grant to Cleveland Clinic for establishing new DLB consortium

New molecular compound improves balance and coordination in mouse model of Parkinson's disease

New molecular compound improves balance and coordination in mouse model of Parkinson's disease

Single bout of exercise can have significant positive behavioral and cognitive effects

Single bout of exercise can have significant positive behavioral and cognitive effects

Study finds increase in suicide risk for people with physical health conditions

Study finds increase in suicide risk for people with physical health conditions

Novartis announces data revealing efficacy of new monoclonal antibody therapy in preventing migraine

Novartis announces data revealing efficacy of new monoclonal antibody therapy in preventing migraine

New guidelines provide clinical and physical indicators to detect dementia with Lewy bodies

New guidelines provide clinical and physical indicators to detect dementia with Lewy bodies