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AI-Powered Blood Test May Predict Parkinson’s Disease Years Before Symptoms

Researchers have developed a blood test that uses artificial intelligence to predict Parkinson’s disease up to seven years before symptoms appear, the Guardian reported yesterday.

The test is designed to work on equipment already found in many NHS laboratories and could be available within two years if successful in larger trials, the article noted.

An accurate test would allow doctors to identify people who might benefit from clinical trials for new treatments, the source mentioned.

The blood test analyzes eight protein markers and has shown promising results in initial studies. However, some experts caution that more research is needed and early diagnosis raises ethical concerns without effective treatments available.

Currently, there are no medications that can prevent Parkinson’s, but early intervention could potentially slow or halt the disease.

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