Alpha-synuclein Test May Aid Earlier Diagnosis

Alpha-synuclein Test May Aid Earlier Diagnosis

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Alpha-synuclein Test May Aid Earlier Diagnosis

Researchers have developed a highly-sensitive alpha-synuclein-based test that accurately distinguishes people with Parkinson’s from those without the disease and those with other alpha-synucleinopathies, which sometimes are difficult to distinguish based on symptoms alone. The test also was able to predict the future conversion to Parkinson’s among people with rapid eye movement sleep behavior disorder (RBD), a condition linked to an increased risk of Parkinson’s and related disorders. “We know that people may well have been…

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