• By Dana Sparks

Learn More About Parkinson's Disease

August 25, 2013

Parkinson's disease research was presented to the American Academy of Neurology earlier this year, that's being described as a "big step forward" in diagnosing the disease.

Medical illustration - sideview of person's head with saliva glands highlighted


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. Making a diagnosis in living patients is a big step forward in our effort to understand and better treat patients."

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Journalists: Sound bites with Dr. Adler are in the downloads

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