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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.
Tears may be reliable, noninvasive biological marker of Parkinson's disease

Tears may be reliable, noninvasive biological marker of Parkinson's disease

Study sheds light on biological mechanisms that drive rare pediatric neurogenetic disorders

Study sheds light on biological mechanisms that drive rare pediatric neurogenetic disorders

Researchers create minuscule, light-powered wires to modify electrical signaling between neurons

Researchers create minuscule, light-powered wires to modify electrical signaling between neurons

Study describes new protection mechanisms to fight neurodegeneration in Parkinson's and Alzheimer's

Study describes new protection mechanisms to fight neurodegeneration in Parkinson's and Alzheimer's

New wearable electronics could be game-changer for stroke rehabilitation

New wearable electronics could be game-changer for stroke rehabilitation

Researchers uncover how excess calcium may influence development of Parkinson’s disease

Researchers uncover how excess calcium may influence development of Parkinson’s disease

Traces of caffeine and its byproducts in the blood can be indicative of Parkinson’s disease

Traces of caffeine and its byproducts in the blood can be indicative of Parkinson’s disease

Learning stress-reducing techniques may benefit people with epilepsy

Learning stress-reducing techniques may benefit people with epilepsy

Researchers study how unexpected event makes people to stop an action

Researchers study how unexpected event makes people to stop an action

Researchers use upconversion nanoparticles to understand brain functions

Researchers use upconversion nanoparticles to understand brain functions

New study to test safety, efficacy of MRI-guided focused ultrasound to treat Parkinson's disease

New study to test safety, efficacy of MRI-guided focused ultrasound to treat Parkinson's disease

Novel motion capture-like technology for tracking how proteins fold into certain shape

Novel motion capture-like technology for tracking how proteins fold into certain shape

Researchers develop new method to map dopamine system in Parkinson's patients

Researchers develop new method to map dopamine system in Parkinson's patients

Neurotransmitter glutamate plays role in alcohol cravings, IU-led study finds

Neurotransmitter glutamate plays role in alcohol cravings, IU-led study finds

NIH scientists modify new RT-QuIC assay to detect Parkinson's, dementia with Lewy bodies

NIH scientists modify new RT-QuIC assay to detect Parkinson's, dementia with Lewy bodies

Undergraduate researcher discovers genes linked to glioblastoma

Undergraduate researcher discovers genes linked to glioblastoma

Using CRISPR To Produce Induced Pluripotent Stem Cells

Using CRISPR To Produce Induced Pluripotent Stem Cells

International research collaboration finds genetic mutation linked to Crohn's disease

International research collaboration finds genetic mutation linked to Crohn's disease

New family of peptides in wasp's venom may help develop better Parkinson's treatments

New family of peptides in wasp's venom may help develop better Parkinson's treatments

First drug-candidate compounds discovered using AI licensed for development

First drug-candidate compounds discovered using AI licensed for development