Parkinson's Diseases Specialist Concord NH

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.

Bernadette A Hughes
(603) 224-6691
248 Pleasant St
Concord, NH
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Neurology

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David James Nagel, MD
(603) 224-3368
264 Pleasant St
Concord, NH
Specialties
Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, Clinical Neurophysiology
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Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Rochester Sch Of Med & Dentistry, Rochester Ny 14642
Graduation Year: 1985
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Hospital: Concord Hosp, Concord, Nh
Group Practice: Concord Orthopaedics

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Eric K Larson
(603) 228-5420
280 Pleasant St
Concord, NH
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Neurology

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Dr.Daniel Botsford
(603) 669-0859
769 S Main St # 101
Manchester, NH
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M
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Neurologist
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Accepting New Patients: Yes
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3.0, out of 5 based on 2, reviews.

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Mark Biletch
(603) 669-0859
769 S Main St
Manchester, NH
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Neurology

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William J Bruton, MD
(603) 224-3368
264 Pleasant St
Concord, NH
Specialties
Orthopedics, Neurology
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Male
Education
Medical School: Georgetown Univ Sch Of Med, Washington Dc 20007
Graduation Year: 1960

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Dr.Mildred Lafontaine
(603) 224-6691
248 Pleasant Street
Concord, NH
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F
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Neurologist
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Accepting New Patients: Yes
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4.2, out of 5 based on 4, reviews.

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Merwyn Bagan, MD
(603) 224-1036
173 School St
Concord, NH
Specialties
Neurological Surgery, Public Health And General Preventive Medecine
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Boston Univ Sch Of Med, Boston Ma 02118
Graduation Year: 1962

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Daniel R Botsford
(603) 669-0859
769 S Main St
Manchester, NH
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Neurology

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Robert Thies
(603) 669-0859
769 S Main St
Manchester, NH
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Neurology

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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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