Parkinson's Diseases Specialist Wilmington NC

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.

Adam Pullan Brown, MD
(910) 799-2262
2800 Ashton Dr Ste 200
Wilmington, NC
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Neurological Surgery
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Male
Education
Medical School: Tufts Univ Sch Of Med, Boston Ma 02111
Graduation Year: 1987

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Thomas Eric Melin
(910) 799-2262
2800 Ashton Dr
Wilmington, NC
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Neurosurgery

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Dr.TIMOTHY OSTER
(910) 343-7597
2131 South 17th Street
Wilmington, NC
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M
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Neurologist
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Accepting New Patients: Yes
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Alfred A De Maria Jr, MD
(919) 341-3300
1202 Medical Center Dr
Wilmington, NC
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Neurology
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Male
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Medical School: Oh State Univ Coll Of Med, Columbus Oh 43210
Graduation Year: 1976

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Sandra Susan Torres, MD
(919) 341-3300
1202 Medical Center Dr
Wilmington, NC
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Neurology
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Female
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Medical School: Univ Fed De Alagoas, Cen De Cien, MacEio, Al, Brazil
Graduation Year: 1985

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Thomas Eric Melin, MD
(910) 799-2262
2800 Ashton Dr Ste 200
Wilmington, NC
Specialties
Neurological Surgery, General Surgery
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Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ky Coll Of Med, Lexington Ky 40536
Graduation Year: 1984
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Hospital: New Hanover Reg Med Ctr, Wilmington, Nc
Group Practice: Coastal Neurological Assoc

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Adam Pullan Brown
(910) 799-2262
2800 Ashton Dr Ste 200
Wilmington, NC
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Neurosurgery

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Darwin John Ferry, MD
(910) 579-8338
609 Dock St
Wilmington, NC
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Neurological Surgery
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Male
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Medical School: Univ Of Wi Med Sch, Madison Wi 53706
Graduation Year: 1961

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David Bachman
(910) 341-3383
1202 Medical Center Dr
Wilmington, NC
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Neurology

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Dr.Kathleen M. Wiese
1202 Medical Center Drive
Wilmington, NC
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F
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Neurologist
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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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