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Promising First Test to Detect Parkinsonís Disease

September 3, 2013 - Researchers from the University of Pennsylvania report in the journal JAMA Neurology that certain proteins appearing in the spinal fluid may be the key to identifying affected patients early in the disease process, long before symptoms set in. The results, which came from the five-year Parkinson’s Progression Markers Initiative (PPMI), are the first to find so-called biomarkers unique to Parkinson’s patients. Read more...