Our co-founder Roberto Carcelen was recently diagnosed with young-onset Parkinson’s disease (YOPD). Learn more about Roberto’s PD diagnosis here.
Roberto and Marcelo’s commitment has been extended to understand this disease and support the current ongoing clinical research efforts.
The Roberto Carcelen Foundation technology base can assist with existing data analysis and pattern recognition on Parkinson’s Disease in health risk, early symptoms, drug response.
According to the Parkinson’s Foundation:
- Nearly one million will be living with Parkinson’s disease (PD) in the U.S. by 2020, which is more than the combined number of people diagnosed with multiple sclerosis, muscular dystrophy and Lou Gehrig’s disease (or Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis)
- Approximately 60,000 Americans are diagnosed with PD each year.
- More than 10 million people worldwide are living with PD.
What is Parkinson’s Disease?
Parkinson’s disease is a progressive disorder that is caused by degeneration of nerve cells in the part of the brain called the substantia nigra, which controls movement. These nerve cells die or become impaired, losing the ability to produce an important chemical called dopamine.
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