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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.
Leading experts come together to discuss clinical, translational applications of mitochondria

Leading experts come together to discuss clinical, translational applications of mitochondria

Antimicrobial agents in common household products inhibit cell energy, estrogenic functions

Antimicrobial agents in common household products inhibit cell energy, estrogenic functions

NNI, NTU collaborate to revolutionize diagnosis and treatment of neurological conditions

NNI, NTU collaborate to revolutionize diagnosis and treatment of neurological conditions

Bionic vision restoration: could future technologies restore sight?

Bionic vision restoration: could future technologies restore sight?

Chronic stress triggers fatal organ failure via new neural pathway

Chronic stress triggers fatal organ failure via new neural pathway

Scientists reveal differences between human and murine microglia used in degenerative disease research

Scientists reveal differences between human and murine microglia used in degenerative disease research

Study: Telemedicine may be as effective as in-person care for people with Parkinson's disease

Study: Telemedicine may be as effective as in-person care for people with Parkinson's disease

Scientists use magnetic nanoparticles to trigger activity deep inside the brain

Scientists use magnetic nanoparticles to trigger activity deep inside the brain

Emory scientists use new tools to detect granulins for the first time inside cells

Emory scientists use new tools to detect granulins for the first time inside cells

Dendritic-specific Golgi plays key role in early neuropathy of degenerative brain disease

Dendritic-specific Golgi plays key role in early neuropathy of degenerative brain disease

Study finds decline in stroke rates for men but not women

Study finds decline in stroke rates for men but not women

Habitual players of action video games have less grey matter in their brain, study reveals

Habitual players of action video games have less grey matter in their brain, study reveals

New device uses AI algorithm to monitor sleep with radio waves

New device uses AI algorithm to monitor sleep with radio waves

Diabetes drug shows promise as Parkinson’s treatment

Diabetes drug shows promise as Parkinson’s treatment

Researchers develop set of tools to trace path of proteins linked to Parkinson's disease

Researchers develop set of tools to trace path of proteins linked to Parkinson's disease

UVA researchers identify connection between dopamine neurons and brain’s circadian center

UVA researchers identify connection between dopamine neurons and brain’s circadian center

Researchers develop new scoring method to predict bleeding risk after stroke

Researchers develop new scoring method to predict bleeding risk after stroke

Music therapy helps strengthen muscle activity in people with Parkinson's disease

Music therapy helps strengthen muscle activity in people with Parkinson's disease

New partnership uses artificial intelligence methods to develop solutions for preventing early aging

New partnership uses artificial intelligence methods to develop solutions for preventing early aging

Smartphone-based biofeedback rehabilitation system aims to improve balance in Parkinson's patients

Smartphone-based biofeedback rehabilitation system aims to improve balance in Parkinson's patients