Salivary Glands Hold Key to Parkinson’s Diagnoses

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I was shocked to learn that, currently, there is no diagnostic test for Parkinson’s disease. That may soon be changing, however. Doctors have found abnormal proteins present in salivary glands during autopsies of Parkinson’s patients. They now believe they’ve developed a biopsy test that can find these proteins and give them a reliable diagnoses before undergoing any invasive procedures, such as gene therapy or brain surgery.

If you’d like to read the details of this new test and the research that supports it, you can head to Medical Daily.

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