Diagnostic Technology

ABS-103R
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Alzheimer's Disease
Parkinson's Disease
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PARKINSON'S DISEASE

Parkinson's disease is a neurodegenerative disease that currently affects about 0.5 million people in the U.S. The disorder is characterized by nerve cell loss in a region of the brain associated with coordination of movement. The condition results in learning and memory deficits and a profound movement disorder with tremors and progressive rigidity. A number of drugs are currently available which treat the symptoms of the disorder but do not affect the underlying neurodegeneration.

 


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