Parkinson's & Movement disorders

'E-nose' could someday diagnose Parkinson's disease by 'smelling' skin

A couple of years ago, a woman named Joy Milne made headlines when scientists discovered that she could "smell" Parkinson's disease (PD) on people with the neurodegenerative disorder. Since then, researchers have been trying ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Delay to diagnosis of nonmotor seizures takes longer in youth

Although many individuals with focal epilepsy experience delays to diagnosis, children and teens with this disorder face even longer delays than adults, according to a study presented at the annual meeting of the American ...

Parkinson's & Movement disorders

Protein test could lead to earlier and better diagnosis of Parkinson's

Scientists at the Oxford Parkinson's Disease Centre (OPDC) have been able to use a highly-sensitive method called α-synuclein real-time quaking-induced conversion (αSyn-RT-QuIC) to observe the clumping of alpha-synuclein ...

Neuroscience

Mapping neural connections in Parkinson's disease

The imbalanced activation of neural cells and previously unknown connections within the brain's external globus pallidus (GPe) and striatum may be responsible for some motor symptoms in Parkinson's disease and similar neurodegenerative ...

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