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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.
Distinct small differences in the human brain may contribute to our cognitive abilities

Distinct small differences in the human brain may contribute to our cognitive abilities

Moderate coffee consumption more likely to provide beneficial health outcomes

Moderate coffee consumption more likely to provide beneficial health outcomes

New study shows how SNO reaction may contribute to Parkinson's disease

New study shows how SNO reaction may contribute to Parkinson's disease

Controlling organ functions with your cell phone may be possible in future

Controlling organ functions with your cell phone may be possible in future

Sensors for identifying biomarkers could help detect myriad of diseases at early stages

Sensors for identifying biomarkers could help detect myriad of diseases at early stages

Computerized speed of processing training results in decreased risk of dementia

Computerized speed of processing training results in decreased risk of dementia

Virtual reality training may be effective alternative to standard therapy after stroke

Virtual reality training may be effective alternative to standard therapy after stroke

Nanowires could be potential drug delivery tools for neurodegenerative diseases

Nanowires could be potential drug delivery tools for neurodegenerative diseases

Study points at lysosomal storage disorder genes as potential key contributors to Parkinson's

Study points at lysosomal storage disorder genes as potential key contributors to Parkinson's

Parkinson's disease will soon become looming pandemic, research reveals

Parkinson's disease will soon become looming pandemic, research reveals

New biomarker could lead to early detection of Alzheimer's disease

New biomarker could lead to early detection of Alzheimer's disease

Scientists to investigate potential role of airborne pollutants as triggers of Parkinson's disease

Scientists to investigate potential role of airborne pollutants as triggers of Parkinson's disease

Mushrooms have high amounts of antioxidants that may help with anti-aging treatments

Mushrooms have high amounts of antioxidants that may help with anti-aging treatments

UVA examines scalpel-free surgery's potential to help the body destroy breast cancer cells

UVA examines scalpel-free surgery's potential to help the body destroy breast cancer cells

Early intervention may be crucial to successful treatment of Friedreich's ataxia

Early intervention may be crucial to successful treatment of Friedreich's ataxia

Research suggests possibility of preventing and treating Parkinson's disease using licorice extract

Research suggests possibility of preventing and treating Parkinson's disease using licorice extract

Researchers identify new neuroprotective factor that holds potential to help people with glaucoma

Researchers identify new neuroprotective factor that holds potential to help people with glaucoma

ACADIA Pharmaceuticals announces results from Phase II study of antipsychotic in Alzheimer's disease psychosis

ACADIA Pharmaceuticals announces results from Phase II study of antipsychotic in Alzheimer's disease psychosis

OHSU study shows better clinical outcomes for deep brain stimulation while patients are asleep

OHSU study shows better clinical outcomes for deep brain stimulation while patients are asleep

Inflammation in mid-life may be linked to brain shrinkage decades later

Inflammation in mid-life may be linked to brain shrinkage decades later