Changes in Oil on Skin’s Surface May Help to Diagnose Parkinson’s

Changes in Oil on Skin’s Surface May Help to Diagnose Parkinson’s

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Changes in Oil on Skin’s Surface May Help to Diagnose Parkinson’s

Changes in the genetic material of the sebum — the “oil” on the skin’s surface — are evident in people with Parkinson’s, and analyzing this skin surface lipid may aid in diagnosing the disease, scientists report. Their study, “Non-invasive diagnostic tool for Parkinson’s disease by sebum RNA profile with machine learning,” was published in Scientific Reports. Sebum is an oily substance secreted onto the skin to help it stay moist. Parkinson’s patients commonly have abnormally high sebum secretion,…

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