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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 develop unique program to predict a form of Parkinson's disease

Scientists develop unique program to predict a form of Parkinson's disease

UC Riverside researcher receives grants to advance cancer, ALS research

UC Riverside researcher receives grants to advance cancer, ALS research

Impulse control disorders found to be more common in people taking Parkinson's drugs

Impulse control disorders found to be more common in people taking Parkinson's drugs

Researchers invent medical device for proliferation, differentiation of neural stem cells

Researchers invent medical device for proliferation, differentiation of neural stem cells

New study focuses on best, cost effective practices to bridge treatment gap for brain disorders

New study focuses on best, cost effective practices to bridge treatment gap for brain disorders

Sleep disorders appear to be first sign of serious neurological diseases

Sleep disorders appear to be first sign of serious neurological diseases

Study finds gender differences in pathophysiology of Parkinson's disease

Study finds gender differences in pathophysiology of Parkinson's disease

People with type 2 diabetes may have increased risk of Parkinson's disease, shows study

People with type 2 diabetes may have increased risk of Parkinson's disease, shows study

Study uncovers new molecular mechanisms of Parkinson's disease

Study uncovers new molecular mechanisms of Parkinson's disease

ANT1 mutations connect bipolar disorder with mitochondrial dysfunction

ANT1 mutations connect bipolar disorder with mitochondrial dysfunction

Scientists discover how certain foods can help protect against health issues

Scientists discover how certain foods can help protect against health issues

Researchers uncover why people with Parkinson's disease suffer from sleep disturbances

Researchers uncover why people with Parkinson's disease suffer from sleep disturbances

Scientists find key biomarker of Parkinson's disease in the retina

Scientists find key biomarker of Parkinson's disease in the retina

Breakthrough research shines new light on mysterious area of the brain

Breakthrough research shines new light on mysterious area of the brain

Researchers develop potential treatment for Parkinson’s disease

Researchers develop potential treatment for Parkinson’s disease

Black, Hispanic people may have greater risk of second hemorrhagic stroke than whites

Black, Hispanic people may have greater risk of second hemorrhagic stroke than whites

Study reveals how pesticides cause Parkinson's Disease

Study reveals how pesticides cause Parkinson's Disease

New way of delivering gene therapy shows promise in treating brain conditions

New way of delivering gene therapy shows promise in treating brain conditions

Mid-infrared biosensor distinguishes multiple analytes in heterogeneous biological samples

Mid-infrared biosensor distinguishes multiple analytes in heterogeneous biological samples

MIT researchers develop wireless system to power devices implanted deep inside human body

MIT researchers develop wireless system to power devices implanted deep inside human body