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Breakthrough blood test first ever to detect Parkinson's

New York, United States of America Medical February 21 @ 12:25am

About one million Americans have Parkinson's disease. That's more than those living with multiple sclerosis, Lou Gehrig's disease and multiple sclerosis - combined. The vast majority of Parkinson's sufferers are over 50 years old.

According to a recently published study, researchers have modified a test for diagnosis of prion diseases to improve early diagnosis of Parkinson's disease and dementia with Lewy bodies. This test diagnosed both Parkinson's disease and dementia with Lewy bodies with 93 percent accuracy.

My NIAID contact can arrange a study author interview on the implications of this development, and I have other sources to interview like Dr.Constantino Iadecola, Anne Parrish Titzell Professor of Neurology who can provide further insight.
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