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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.
Patients with bipolar disorder are seven times more likely to develop Parkinson's

Patients with bipolar disorder are seven times more likely to develop Parkinson's

Study offers unique methods to determine individual's metal exposure and nutrition status

Study offers unique methods to determine individual's metal exposure and nutrition status

People with bipolar disorder more likely to later develop Parkinson's disease

People with bipolar disorder more likely to later develop Parkinson's disease

Neonatal exposure to nicotine alters neurons, predisposes brain to addiction in adulthood

Neonatal exposure to nicotine alters neurons, predisposes brain to addiction in adulthood

Wearable device to record, stimulate brain's dynamic activity with high resolution

Wearable device to record, stimulate brain's dynamic activity with high resolution

Long-term antibiotic treatment slows growth of amyloid plaques in male mice but not in females

Long-term antibiotic treatment slows growth of amyloid plaques in male mice but not in females

Researchers inhibit galectin-3 protein that plays a major role Alzheimer’s disease

Researchers inhibit galectin-3 protein that plays a major role Alzheimer’s disease

Nanotubes enable movement of toxic protein linked to Huntington's disease

Nanotubes enable movement of toxic protein linked to Huntington's disease

Appendix removal linked to increased risk of Parkinson's disease

Appendix removal linked to increased risk of Parkinson's disease

Novel device could enable early diagnosis and treatment development for Parkinson's disease

Novel device could enable early diagnosis and treatment development for Parkinson's disease

Biophysicists study structure of KR2 rhodopsin under physiological conditions

Biophysicists study structure of KR2 rhodopsin under physiological conditions

JPND initiative releases updated global Research and Innovation Strategy

JPND initiative releases updated global Research and Innovation Strategy

Novel chemical probe enables live imaging of brain immune cells

Novel chemical probe enables live imaging of brain immune cells

Mindfulness therapy may be an effective way to mitigate stress in caregivers of veterans

Mindfulness therapy may be an effective way to mitigate stress in caregivers of veterans

Researchers discover how an executioner mechanism is triggered to kill damaged cells

Researchers discover how an executioner mechanism is triggered to kill damaged cells

Parkinson's sufferers regain mobility with new implant

Parkinson's sufferers regain mobility with new implant

Drug that treats high blood pressure shows promise against neurodegenerative diseases

Drug that treats high blood pressure shows promise against neurodegenerative diseases

Scientists enter research collaboration to find a cure for cancer

Scientists enter research collaboration to find a cure for cancer

Scientists investigate processes that lead to neuronal death in ALS patients

Scientists investigate processes that lead to neuronal death in ALS patients

Damaged mitochondria use 'eat me' signals for mitophagy

Damaged mitochondria use 'eat me' signals for mitophagy