Parkinson's Diseases Specialist Cliffside Park NJ

In the more likely scenario, having only one copy of the mutation increases the risk of the disease, but the disease will only express itself in the presence of other genetic or environmental factors.

Eugenia Gamboa
(212) 305-5586
710 West 168th Street
New York, NY
Specialties
Neurology

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Norman Latov
(212) 305-2700
710 West 168th Street
New York, NY
Specialties
Neurology

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Frank A. Rizzo
(212) 369-3430
1155 Park Ave
New York, NY
Specialties
Neurology

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Robert E. Barrett
(212) 288-8874
71 East 77th St
New York, NY
Specialties
Neurology

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Adam N. Bender
(212) 876-5670
1150 Park Ave
New York, NY
Specialties
Neurology

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Nalini Prasad, M.D.
(201) 758-0660
8103 Bergenline Avenue
North Bergen, NJ
Specialties
Neurology

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Nalini Prasad, MD
(201) 758-0660
8103 Bergenline Ave
North Bergen, NJ
Business
North Bergen Neurology
Specialties
Neurology

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Jeffrey C. Allen
(212) 870-9407
170 East End Avenue
New York, NY
Specialties
Neurology

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Roger Alexander Bonomo
(212) 289-0540
1 East 87th Street
New York, NY
Specialties
Neurology

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Jay E. Selman, MD
(212) 288-6060
737 Park Avenue
New York, NY
Business
Park Avenue Neurology and Sleep Medicine, PLL
Specialties
Neurology, Sleep Medicine EMG-EEG Headaches ADHD and Learning Disabilities Neuro-BOTOX
Insurance
Insurance Plans Accepted: Medicare only
Medicare Accepted: Yes
Accepts Uninsured Patients: No

Doctor Information
Primary Hospital: New York Presbyterian
Residency Training: Albert Einstein College of Medicine - Jacobi Hospital, Bronx
Medical School: University of Texas Southwestern Medical School in Dallas, 1973
Additional Information
Member Organizations: American Academy of Neurology American Epilepsy Foundation
Languages Spoken: English,Spanish

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Another Genetic Risk for Parkinson's

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By Kathryn Ayers

A number of small studies have suggested that a mutation in the gene that produces the protein alpha-synuclein (SNCA) may play a role in the onset of the degenerative neurological condition known as Parkinson’s disease. Now a large multi-nation study confirms that the mutation can increase the risk of Parkinson’s by 50 percent. Researchers at the Mayo Clinic sifted data on some 2,700 Parkinson’s patients and an equal number of age- and sex-matched healthy individuals and determined that “the SNCA gene is not only a rare cause of autosomal dominant Parkinson’s disease in some families, but also a susceptibility gene for Parkinson’s disease at the population level.” People who have the misfortune of inheriting copies of the gene mutation from both parents—a rare occurrence—will contract Parkinson’s. In the more likely scenario, having only one copy of the mutation increases the risk of the disease, but the disease will only express itself in the presence of other genetic or environmental factors. The researchers estimate that the SNCA gene accounts for roughly 3 percent of all Parkinson’s cases—about the same, they say, “as the population effect of other common variants implicated in Parkinson’s disease.”

Author: Kathryn Ayers

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