Parkinson's Diseases Specialist Papillion NE

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.

Nicholas Y Lorenzo, MD
(402) 341-3222
Papillion, NE
Specialties
Neurology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ne Coll Of Med, Omaha Ne 68198
Graduation Year: 1988

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Nicole M Liebentritt
(402) 393-2023
7710 Mercy Rd
Omaha, NE
Specialty
Neurology

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John Michael Hannam, MD
(402) 393-2023
7710 Mercy Rd Ste 401
Omaha, NE
Specialties
Neurology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Creighton Univ Sch Of Med, Omaha Ne 68178
Graduation Year: 1984
Hospital
Hospital: Bergan Mercy Med Ctr, Omaha, Ne; Creighton Univ Med Ctr, Omaha, Ne
Group Practice: Omaha Neurological Clinic Inc

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Fred J Kader
(402) 884-1590
8424 West Center Rd
Omaha, NE
Specialty
Pediatric Neurology

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Lloyd Wesley Mobley III, MD
Omaha, NE
Specialties
Neurological Surgery
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Co Sch Of Med, Denver Co 80262
Graduation Year: 1998

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Eliad Culcea, MD
(402) 559-5326
Omaha, NE
Specialties
Neurology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Inst De Med Si Farm, Carol Davila, Bucharest, Romania
Graduation Year: 1988

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John M Hannam
(402) 393-2023
7710 Mercy Rd
Omaha, NE
Specialty
Neurology

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Dr.Bernadette Hughes
7710 Mercy Road #406
Omaha, NE
Gender
F
Education
Medical School: Georgetown Univ Sch Of Med
Year of Graduation: 1988
Speciality
Neurologist
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Accepting New Patients: Yes
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Edward Michael Schima, MD
(902) 393-2025
7710 Mercy Rd Ste 401
Omaha, NE
Specialties
Neurology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Northwestern Univ Med Sch, Chicago Il 60611
Graduation Year: 1964

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Edward M Schima
(402) 393-2023
7710 Mercy Rd
Omaha, NE
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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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