Items Tagged ‘abnormal protein’

February 15, 2013

Mayo Clinic researchers identify abnormal protein found in many patients with Lou Gehrig’s disease and frontotemporal dementia

By Logan Lafferty Logan Lafferty

Researchers at Mayo Clinic have discovered an abnormal protein that accumulates in the brains of many patients affected with two common neurodegenerative disorders — amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, also known as ALS or Lou Gehrig’s disease, and frontotemporal dementia.   Florida Times-Union by Charlie Patton

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Tags: A.L.S., abnormal protein, Florida Times-Union, frontotemporal dementia, Lou Gehrig's Disease, neurodegenerative disorder

February 5, 2013

New saliva gland test may better diagnose patients with Parkinson’s

By Logan Lafferty Logan Lafferty

It’s difficult for patients to absolutely know if they have Parkinson’s disease…But now, a conclusive clinical test may soon be available.  Researchers from the Mayo Clinic in Arizona have found that examining a specific portion of a person’s saliva gland may be able to diagnose someone with Parkinson’s…“[During the autopsy] you can see the protein […]

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Tags: abnormal protein, American Academy of Neurology, clinical test, Fox News, parkinson's disease, saliva gland

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