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Parkinson’s disease: A new tool for diagnosis

A group of experts working under the umbrella of the International Parkinson and Movement Disorder Society (MDS), have developed a new tool for healthcare professionals that they hope will mark a significant advancement in the diagnosis and treatment of Parkinson’s disease, especially in its early stages.
Fri, 2015-11-13 10:58

The results of their study, published in the journal Movement Disorders, could also have a major impact on the quality of research on Parkinson’s disease.

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Technology has unprecedented ability to detect and diagnose Alzheimer’s

Tue, 2013-02-05 16:53

January 28, 2013 - A revolutionary technology has the ability to detect and diagnose Alzheimer’s disease with unprecedented accuracy. The computerized technique known as SNIPE analyzes magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scans to capture patterns of atrophy specific to the disease in brain structures, specifically the hippocampus and entorhinal cortex. Diagnosing Alzheimer’s disease (AD) is still an inexact science, relying mainly on the patient's symptoms and performance on memory tests.

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