New, Easier Smell Test May Better Detect Parkinson’s at Early Stages

New, Easier Smell Test May Better Detect Parkinson’s at Early Stages

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New, Easier Smell Test May Better Detect Parkinson’s at Early Stages

A rapid, inexpensive, and easy-to-use test can help to assess a loss of smell, and with greater accuracy than current “scratch and sniff” tests, allowing neurological disorders like Parkinson’s disease to be suspected at early stages, researchers report. Their study “A novel capsule-based smell test fabricated via coaxial dripping” was published in The Journal of Royal Society Interface. Loss of smell is an early symptom of chronic neurodegenerative diseases, including Alzheimer’s and, especially, Parkinson’s disease. In fact, evidence…

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