New test detects Parkinson’s biomarker before movement symptoms start

Fierce Biotech, April 18, 2023

A new test could make it possible to diagnose Parkinson’s disease before symptoms appear, paving the way for early intervention.

According to the results of a nearly decadelong study published April 12 in The Lancet Neurology, a team of scientists with the Parkinson’s Progression Markers Initiative—a longstanding biomarkers study backed by actor Michael J. Fox’s Parkinson’s research nonprofit—described how they developed an assay to detect deposits of a protein called alpha-synuclein in the cerebrospinal fluid of hundreds of at-risk and early-stage patients…READ MORE

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