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Neurological disease test may improve diagnosis

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A new method of testing for neurological disease could provide a way to non-invasively diagnose degenerative disorders rapidly, according to new research.

The study, led by the University of Minnesota, found that magnetic resonance spectroscopy, an analytical technique used to study metabolic changes in the brain, can distinguish between different disorders in patients allowing earlier diagnosis.

It states that until now no diagnostic testing methods could help to differentiate between disorders such as Alzheimer’s disease, Huntington’s disease or Parkinson’s disease reliably.

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