New device can detect signs of Parkinson’s with a breath

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Parkinson’s disease is a progressive neurodegenerative disorder. Around 60,000 people are diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease every year in the US alone. There is no cure for the disease, although there are medications that can help to manage some of the symptom. However, many people are not diagnosed until the disease is advanced, making treatment more difficult. Now, a team of scientists at the Lab for Nanomaterial-based Devices at the Israel Institute of Technology (Technion) has developed a device that uses the partients’ breath to detect Parkinson's. Different diseases have different 'chemical signatures'. These can be identified in exhaled breath, in…

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