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