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Blood Test Detects Parkinson’s Long Before Symptoms

2011-12-12 15:01:54


December 1, 2011
by ken

From Medical News Today

A study led by the School of Health and Medicine at the University of Lancaster in the UK suggests it may be possible to
detect Parkinson’s disease in the early stages, long before external symptoms emerge, with a simple blood test that looks for a
marker called phosphorylated alpha-synuclein. A report on the study appears in the December issue of the FASEB
Journal
.

Lead investigator Dr David Allsop, told the press:

“A blood test for Parkinson’s disease would mean you could find out if a
person was in danger of getting the disease, before the
symptoms started.”

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