Parkinson's Disease

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.

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Highly sensitive dopamine detector can aid in early diagnosis of several disorders

Highly sensitive dopamine detector can aid in early diagnosis of several disorders

Study: Individuals who feel dizzy when they stand up may have an increased risk of dementia

Study: Individuals who feel dizzy when they stand up may have an increased risk of dementia

Climate change and disruption of ecosystem affect allergies, respiratory disorders

Climate change and disruption of ecosystem affect allergies, respiratory disorders

GADL1 enzyme may be linked to athletic performances, shows study

GADL1 enzyme may be linked to athletic performances, shows study

Broad range of therapeutics are being evaluated for Parkinson's disease

Broad range of therapeutics are being evaluated for Parkinson's disease

Artificial intelligence can increase effectiveness of drug repurposing for psychiatric disorders

Artificial intelligence can increase effectiveness of drug repurposing for psychiatric disorders

High-speed atomic force microscopy reveals diverse amyloid structures and dynamics

High-speed atomic force microscopy reveals diverse amyloid structures and dynamics

UOttawa's Faculty of Medicine awards 58 clinical research chairs to top clinician-scientists

UOttawa's Faculty of Medicine awards 58 clinical research chairs to top clinician-scientists

Sniffer dogs detect COVID-19 infections with 94 percent accuracy

Sniffer dogs detect COVID-19 infections with 94 percent accuracy

Study uncovers how the gut communicates with spinal cord and brain

Study uncovers how the gut communicates with spinal cord and brain

Journal Of Parkinson's Disease announces recipients of first Parkinson Prize

Journal Of Parkinson's Disease announces recipients of first Parkinson Prize

Study points to an important role for white blood cells in brain development

Study points to an important role for white blood cells in brain development

A new method for mechanical stimulation of neural cells

A new method for mechanical stimulation of neural cells

Study could accelerate drug development to reduce age-related diseases

Study could accelerate drug development to reduce age-related diseases

Dopaminergic neurones behave differently in different animals, shows study

Dopaminergic neurones behave differently in different animals, shows study

Dopamine therapy improves cognitive function in patients with mild-to-moderate Alzheimer's

Dopamine therapy improves cognitive function in patients with mild-to-moderate Alzheimer's

Salmonella biofilm protein can cause autoimmune responses, arthritis in animals

Salmonella biofilm protein can cause autoimmune responses, arthritis in animals

New project improves timely administration of drugs to hospitalized Parkinson's patients

New project improves timely administration of drugs to hospitalized Parkinson's patients

UniSA researchers pioneer new method to more accurately diagnose Parkinson’s disease

UniSA researchers pioneer new method to more accurately diagnose Parkinson’s disease

Purdue-affiliated medical device company raises over $1.5 million to scale up business

Purdue-affiliated medical device company raises over $1.5 million to scale up business