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Simple blood test diagnoses Parkinson's disease long before symptoms appear

A new research report appearing in the December issue of the FASEB Journal (http://www.fasebj.org) shows how scientists from the United Kingdom have developed a simple blood test to detect Parkinson's disease even at the earliest stages. The test is possible because scientists found a substance in the blood, called 'phosphorylated alpha-synuclein,' which is common in people with Parkinson's disease, and then developed a way to identify its presence in our blood…



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Newly discovered heart stem cells make muscle and bone

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