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 (@loganlafferty)

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 (@loganlafferty)

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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