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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 non-invasive nerve stimulation may offer relief for people with hand tremor

New non-invasive nerve stimulation may offer relief for people with hand tremor

Investigational drug may help increase protein levels in babies with spinal muscular atrophy

Investigational drug may help increase protein levels in babies with spinal muscular atrophy

People diagnosed with traumatic brain injury may have increased risk of Parkinson's disease, shows study

People diagnosed with traumatic brain injury may have increased risk of Parkinson's disease, shows study

Large ALS-causing protein aggregates protect rather than harm neurons

Large ALS-causing protein aggregates protect rather than harm neurons

Study explores relationship between age at menopause and memory

Study explores relationship between age at menopause and memory

Scientists find link between over-accumulation of mitochondrial iron and Huntington's disease

Scientists find link between over-accumulation of mitochondrial iron and Huntington's disease

Houston Methodist-led research focuses on rare, inherited neurodegenerative disorder

Houston Methodist-led research focuses on rare, inherited neurodegenerative disorder

ALS and frontotemporal dementia share genetic connections

ALS and frontotemporal dementia share genetic connections

Smartphone 'scores' can reliably reflect symptom severity in Parkinson's patients

Smartphone 'scores' can reliably reflect symptom severity in Parkinson's patients

Insilico to present recent advances in AI for aging biomarkers and age management research

Insilico to present recent advances in AI for aging biomarkers and age management research

Dance promotes general feeling of wellbeing in older adults

Dance promotes general feeling of wellbeing in older adults

Researchers study how often healthcare providers prescribe anticholinergics for older adults

Researchers study how often healthcare providers prescribe anticholinergics for older adults

Parkinson's patients who show depression symptoms may actually have demoralization, study says

Parkinson's patients who show depression symptoms may actually have demoralization, study says

New project aims to systematically study connections between different areas of the brain

New project aims to systematically study connections between different areas of the brain

Binge eating in Parkinson's disease patients associated with working memory deficit

Binge eating in Parkinson's disease patients associated with working memory deficit

Adult-onset degenerative disease mechanism begins much earlier than previously thought

Adult-onset degenerative disease mechanism begins much earlier than previously thought

Research uncovers ways to slow down progression of neurodegenerative conditions

Research uncovers ways to slow down progression of neurodegenerative conditions

Study provides broader picture of problems faced by stroke victims

Study provides broader picture of problems faced by stroke victims

Scrutinizing Medicare coverage for physical, occupational and speech therapy

Scrutinizing Medicare coverage for physical, occupational and speech therapy

Study uncovers more complex, elaborate role for the body’s macromolecular complexes

Study uncovers more complex, elaborate role for the body’s macromolecular complexes