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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.
Alzheimer's Association awards $3 million grant to support Longeveron's innovative clinical trial

Alzheimer's Association awards $3 million grant to support Longeveron's innovative clinical trial

Giving antibiotics prior to liver transplant leads to better liver function

Giving antibiotics prior to liver transplant leads to better liver function

FNR funds an additional 6 million euros for Luxembourg Parkinson's study

FNR funds an additional 6 million euros for Luxembourg Parkinson's study

ADHD in athletes may be linked to longer recovery time from concussions

ADHD in athletes may be linked to longer recovery time from concussions

Aging nerve cells fail to take out the intracellular "trash"

Aging nerve cells fail to take out the intracellular "trash"

Common medications can masquerade as dementia in seniors

Common medications can masquerade as dementia in seniors

Gut infection can lead to a pathology resembling Parkinson's disease

Gut infection can lead to a pathology resembling Parkinson's disease

Oxidative stress could play key role in the spreading of aberrant proteins in Parkinson's disease

Oxidative stress could play key role in the spreading of aberrant proteins in Parkinson's disease

Antioxidant precursor molecule could improve dopamine levels in Parkinson's patients

Antioxidant precursor molecule could improve dopamine levels in Parkinson's patients

Researchers open the door to a new era of medicinal chemistry

Researchers open the door to a new era of medicinal chemistry

Mentally stimulating activities linked to lower risk or delay of age-related memory loss

Mentally stimulating activities linked to lower risk or delay of age-related memory loss

Sorting protein in neurons protects against neurodegenerative disorders

Sorting protein in neurons protects against neurodegenerative disorders

Advances in artificial intelligence could shed light on aging process

Advances in artificial intelligence could shed light on aging process

Neuroscientists control visual behavior of a mouse with single-cell precision

Neuroscientists control visual behavior of a mouse with single-cell precision

Study: Biomarkers in the blood may help predict recovery time after concussion

Study: Biomarkers in the blood may help predict recovery time after concussion

Active sexual life linked with better quality of life in men with early Parkinson's disease

Active sexual life linked with better quality of life in men with early Parkinson's disease

Dundee and Bukwang Pharm announce partnership to develop new drug for Parkinson's

Dundee and Bukwang Pharm announce partnership to develop new drug for Parkinson's

Researchers explore connection between sense of smell, pollution and neurological disease

Researchers explore connection between sense of smell, pollution and neurological disease

UK charity invests £1 million to develop potential therapeutic for Parkinson's

UK charity invests £1 million to develop potential therapeutic for Parkinson's

Mice study finds additional evidence that Parkinson's disease originates in the gut

Mice study finds additional evidence that Parkinson's disease originates in the gut