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Simple dot test may help gauge the progression of dopamine loss in Parkinson’s disease

Could figuring out how much dopamine a patient with Parkinson’s disease has lost be as simple as completing a dot test? Researchers hope the easy task might lead to ways of improving clinical treatment of Parkinson’s patients. «It is very difficult now to assess the extent of dopamine loss…,» says lead author Katherine R. Gamble. «Use of this test may provide some help for physicians who treat people with Parkinson’s disease…»

Fuente : http://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2013-11/gum…

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