Parkinson's Diseases Specialist New Castle IN

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.

Dr.John Chase
(317) 462-6066
798 North 16th Street
New Castle, IN
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M
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Medical School: Northwestern Univ Med Sch
Year of Graduation: 1978
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Neurologist
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Accepting New Patients: Yes
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Tal Giveon, MD
(765) 747-5060
Yorktown, IN
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Neurological Surgery
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Female
Education
Medical School: Tx Tech Univ Hlth Sci Ctr Sch Of Med, Lubbock Tx 79430
Graduation Year: 1984

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Henry J Matick DO
(812) 886-6608
621 S 7th St
Vincennes, IN
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Neurology

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Gaston Da Costa
(317) 274-4455
545 Barnhill Dr Eh 125
Indpls, IN
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Neurology

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Richard B Rodgers, MD
(317) 630-7429
545 Barnhill Dr Emerson 139
Indianapolis, IN
Specialties
Neurological Surgery
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Male
Education
Graduation Year: 1999

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Kelley Jayne Parnell, MD
(317) 570-6378
Hagerstown, IN
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Neurology
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Female
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Medical School: In Univ Sch Of Med, Indianapolis In 46202
Graduation Year: 1994

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James C Passas MD
(317) 962-1600
1633 N Capitol Ave
Indianapolis, IN
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Neurology

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Larry L Blankenship
(765) 298-4545
1601 Medical Arts Blvd
Anderson, IN
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Neurology

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Dr.Wayel Kaakaji
(219) 942-6510
1600 South Lake Park Avenue #1102
Hobart, IN
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M
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Tx Med Sch At San Antonio
Year of Graduation: 1993
Speciality
Neurosurgeon
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Hospital: St. Mary Medical Center
Accepting New Patients: Yes
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Peter W Castellanos
(317) 338-9191
8402 Harcourt Rd
Indianapolis, IN
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Pediatric 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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