New diagnostic tool spots first signs of Parkinson’s disease


(RMIT University) There are currently no laboratory tests for Parkinson’s disease and by the time people have symptoms, nerve cells in their brains have already suffered irreversible damage.Researchers have developed new diagnostic software that works with readily available technologies and has an accuracy rate of 93 percent.They have it could one day be used as a standard screening test to spot the condition in its earliest stages.