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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.
Prilenia's lead compound selected to participate in first-ever ALS platform trial

Prilenia's lead compound selected to participate in first-ever ALS platform trial

AAN recommends assessment of people aged 65 and older for memory problems

AAN recommends assessment of people aged 65 and older for memory problems

Parkinson’s patients benefit from “gamified” home exercise

Parkinson’s patients benefit from “gamified” home exercise

Home-based exercise has a positive effect on people with Parkinson's disease

Home-based exercise has a positive effect on people with Parkinson's disease

Brain changes may help track people most likely to develop dementia

Brain changes may help track people most likely to develop dementia

Genetic engineering could open possibilities for patients with Parkinson’s disease

Genetic engineering could open possibilities for patients with Parkinson’s disease

Higher levels of serotonin after a seizure linked to lower incidence of breathing problems

Higher levels of serotonin after a seizure linked to lower incidence of breathing problems

Simple urine analysis can be used to quickly identify brain trauma and expedite treatment

Simple urine analysis can be used to quickly identify brain trauma and expedite treatment

Parkinson's disease may originate from the gut of patients

Parkinson's disease may originate from the gut of patients

The Kavli Foundation gifts $3 million to support neuroscience research at Salk

The Kavli Foundation gifts $3 million to support neuroscience research at Salk

AAN publishes new guideline on vaccinations for people with multiple sclerosis

AAN publishes new guideline on vaccinations for people with multiple sclerosis

New blood test may flag concussion in CT-negative patients

New blood test may flag concussion in CT-negative patients

Failure of glial cells in the brain triggers epileptic seizures, study finds

Failure of glial cells in the brain triggers epileptic seizures, study finds

Fatigue symptoms in Parkinson's disease linked to reduction in diastolic blood pressure

Fatigue symptoms in Parkinson's disease linked to reduction in diastolic blood pressure

RNA sequencing data added to robust study of Parkinson's disease

RNA sequencing data added to robust study of Parkinson's disease

Yale study shows rt-fMRI-NF has potential to treat adolescents with Tourette Syndrome

Yale study shows rt-fMRI-NF has potential to treat adolescents with Tourette Syndrome

UCLA scientists discover new insights that may lead to progress in fighting Alzheimer's disease

UCLA scientists discover new insights that may lead to progress in fighting Alzheimer's disease

Loss of cells in the brain found to be associated with stuttering

Loss of cells in the brain found to be associated with stuttering

Despite failed promises, stem cell advocates again want taxpayers to pony up billions

Despite failed promises, stem cell advocates again want taxpayers to pony up billions

New AAN guidelines includes recommendations for treatment of migraine in children, teens

New AAN guidelines includes recommendations for treatment of migraine in children, teens