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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.
Newly discovered compound shows potential for treating Parkinson's disease

Newly discovered compound shows potential for treating Parkinson's disease

UT Southwestern biochemist receives 2019 Breakthrough Prize in Life Sciences for innate immunity discovery

UT Southwestern biochemist receives 2019 Breakthrough Prize in Life Sciences for innate immunity discovery

Targeting immune checkpoints in microglia could reduce out-of-control neuroinflammation

Targeting immune checkpoints in microglia could reduce out-of-control neuroinflammation

Vast majority of dementia cases may arise from spontaneous genetic errors

Vast majority of dementia cases may arise from spontaneous genetic errors

Studies demonstrate effect of Ketogenic Diet on cognitive health in animals

Studies demonstrate effect of Ketogenic Diet on cognitive health in animals

Scientists reprogram mature inhibitory neurons into dopaminergic cells

Scientists reprogram mature inhibitory neurons into dopaminergic cells

Study: Brain's neurons are more changeable in adulthood than previously thought

Study: Brain's neurons are more changeable in adulthood than previously thought

Insilico to present advances in artificial intelligence at the Healthcare Innovation Summit Africa 2018

Insilico to present advances in artificial intelligence at the Healthcare Innovation Summit Africa 2018

New transgenic mouse model sheds light on biological causes of Parkinson's disease

New transgenic mouse model sheds light on biological causes of Parkinson's disease

Top journal publishes special issue on deep learning for drug discovery and biomarker development

Top journal publishes special issue on deep learning for drug discovery and biomarker development

New AUC published for lumbar puncture and spinal fluid analysis in Alzheimer's diagnosis

New AUC published for lumbar puncture and spinal fluid analysis in Alzheimer's diagnosis

Pioneering software system hopes to make epilepsy surgery safer and easier

Pioneering software system hopes to make epilepsy surgery safer and easier

Study links scoliosis to essential dietary mineral

Study links scoliosis to essential dietary mineral

The feds’ termination of a tiny contract inflames bitter fight over fetal tissue

The feds’ termination of a tiny contract inflames bitter fight over fetal tissue

T-CALM Phase 2 clinical study results offer hope for essential tremor patients

T-CALM Phase 2 clinical study results offer hope for essential tremor patients

Fruit fly protein shows protective effect on dopamine-producing neurons

Fruit fly protein shows protective effect on dopamine-producing neurons

Genentech announces clinical data from studies investigating risdiplam in spinal muscular atrophy

Genentech announces clinical data from studies investigating risdiplam in spinal muscular atrophy

Half of all women are at risk of a stroke, dementia or Parkinson’s disease says study

Half of all women are at risk of a stroke, dementia or Parkinson’s disease says study

Study finds disease-causing mutation in French-Canadians

Study finds disease-causing mutation in French-Canadians

More people show interest in getting their DNA tested, finds new poll

More people show interest in getting their DNA tested, finds new poll