Breaking News: Parkinson's Disease Biomarker Found. Beth Chute, Director, C. (2023, April 4). Breaking news: Parkinson’s disease biomarker found. The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research | Parkinson’s Disease. https://www.michaeljfox.org/news/breaking-news-parkinsons-disease-biomarker-found https://www.michaeljfox.org/news/breaking-news-parkinsons-disease-biomarker-found
One of the earliest known changes that occurs in brains affected with PD is the emergence of alpha-synuclein deposits. Tests like the seed amplification assays are used to detect a biomarker (a biological molecule that is a sign of disease). Having a biomarker for Parkinson’s could lead to earlier diagnosis and can improve outcomes for people living with PD. This is a major new development. CLICK TO READ THE FULL ARTICLE
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