• By Dana Sparks

A Saliva Test for Parkinson’s Disease?

January 10, 2013

It's being described as a "big step forward" for Parkinson's disease research.
Mayo Clinic neurologist, Charles Adler, M.D., Ph.D., says, “There is currently no diagnostic test for Parkinson’s disease and this is the first study demonstrating the value of testing a portion of the saliva gland (submandibular gland) to diagnose a living person with Parkinson’s disease."

This new research from Mayo Clinic in Arizona and Banner Sun Health Research Institute will be presented at the American Academy of Neurology’s annual meeting in March.  

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Sound bites with  Dr. Adler are available in the downloads below

Expert title for broadcast cg: Dr. Charles Adler, Mayo Clinic Neurologist

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