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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Study reveals the long-term neurologic consequences of COVID-19

Study reveals the long-term neurologic consequences of COVID-19

In-home device can monitor Parkinson's patient's movement and gait speed

In-home device can monitor Parkinson's patient's movement and gait speed

SARS-CoV-2 generates amyloid in cerebral spinal fluid

SARS-CoV-2 generates amyloid in cerebral spinal fluid

Discovery could resolve one of the mysteries of Parkinson's disease

Discovery could resolve one of the mysteries of Parkinson's disease

Retired MMA fighters and boxers may see some improvement in thinking and memory scores

Retired MMA fighters and boxers may see some improvement in thinking and memory scores

Seven healthy lifestyle habits linked to lower risk of dementia in people with diabetes

Seven healthy lifestyle habits linked to lower risk of dementia in people with diabetes

Study reveals cellular underpinnings of motor memory acquisition and consolidation

Study reveals cellular underpinnings of motor memory acquisition and consolidation

Age-related changes in microbiome composition affects brain macrophages

Age-related changes in microbiome composition affects brain macrophages

Exercise hormone reduces protein levels linked to Parkinson's disease

Exercise hormone reduces protein levels linked to Parkinson's disease

New data analysis approach could help uncover the genetic basis of many diseases

New data analysis approach could help uncover the genetic basis of many diseases

Annual flu shot may be linked with lower risk of stroke

Annual flu shot may be linked with lower risk of stroke

Recent developments in the use of nanoparticles to deliver drugs to the brain via intranasal administration

Recent developments in the use of nanoparticles to deliver drugs to the brain via intranasal administration

New tool uses artificial intelligence to calculate harmful effects of medicines

New tool uses artificial intelligence to calculate harmful effects of medicines

The role of nasal microbiome in Parkinson's disease

The role of nasal microbiome in Parkinson's disease

High-quality human clinical trials needed to determine the benefits of CBD for heart disease patients

High-quality human clinical trials needed to determine the benefits of CBD for heart disease patients

Circadian rhythm disruption is shared by a broad range of mental illnesses, study finds

Circadian rhythm disruption is shared by a broad range of mental illnesses, study finds

Gene variants associated with blood type may contribute to risk of early stroke

Gene variants associated with blood type may contribute to risk of early stroke

Scientists uncover how a build-up of harmful protein starts to happen in Parkinson's disease

Scientists uncover how a build-up of harmful protein starts to happen in Parkinson's disease

In vivo imaging of α-synuclein aggregates in the brains of living patients with multiple system atrophy

In vivo imaging of α-synuclein aggregates in the brains of living patients with multiple system atrophy

Study shows how the brain's tool for waste clearance malfunctions during bacterial meningitis

Study shows how the brain's tool for waste clearance malfunctions during bacterial meningitis