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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.

John R Becker
(330) 746-4001
550 Parmalee Ave
Youngstown, OH
Specialty
Neurology

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Robert J Brocker Jr, MD
(330) 747-9215
1616 Covington St
Youngstown, OH
Specialties
Neurology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Auto De Guadalajara, Fac De Med, Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico
Graduation Year: 1981
Hospital
Hospital: Trumbull Memorial Hospital, Warren, Oh; St Elizabeth Hosp Med Ctr, Youngstown, Oh
Group Practice: Youngstown Neurologic Assoc

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Anand G Garg
(330) 747-1420
540 Parmalee Ave
Youngstown, OH
Specialty
Neurosurgery

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Elizabeth L Myer, DO
(330) 740-4730
500 Gypsy Ln
Youngstown, OH
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Neurology
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Female
Education
Medical School: Ohio Univ, Coll Of Osteo Med, Athens Oh 45701
Graduation Year: 1987

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Joel David Siegal, MD
(330) 747-1420
540 Parmalee Ave Ste 310
Youngstown, OH
Specialties
Neurological Surgery
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Pa Sch Of Med, Philadelphia Pa 19104
Graduation Year: 1992

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Chander M Kohli
(330) 747-1420
540 Parmalee Ave
Youngstown, OH
Specialty
Neurosurgery

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Donald Joseph Tamulonis Jr, MD
(330) 746-7400
1340 Belmont Ave # Ave-2200
Youngstown, OH
Specialties
Neurology, Internal Medicine
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Med Coll Of Ohio, Toledo Oh 43699
Graduation Year: 1978
Hospital
Hospital: St Elizabeth Hosp Med Ctr, Youngstown, Oh
Group Practice: Advanced Neurology Assoc Inc

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Morris Wade Pulliam, MD
(330) 884-5833
500 Gypsy Ln
Youngstown, OH
Specialties
Neurological Surgery, Legal Medicine
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Washington Univ Sch Of Med, St Louis Mo 63110
Graduation Year: 1966
Hospital
Hospital: Trumbull Memorial Hospital, Warren, Oh; St Elizabeth Hosp Med Ctr, Youngstown, Oh

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Steven Mark Kalavsky, MD
(330) 740-5776
510 Gypsy Ln
Youngstown, OH
Specialties
Neurology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Yale Univ Sch Of Med, New Haven Ct 06510
Graduation Year: 1969

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Abraham Rami Amit, MD
(631) 444-1943
500 Gypsy Ln # Frnt
Youngstown, OH
Specialties
Neurology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Technion-Israel Inst Of Tech, Fac Of Med, Haifa, Israel
Graduation Year: 1973

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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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