Skin test helps spot Alzheimer's and Parkinson's disease

February 25, 2015 3:51 AM

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Skin test helps spot Alzheimer's and Parkinson's disease

Scientists believe a skin test could help spot hard-to-diagnose brain conditions such as Alzheimer's and Parkinson's disease.

A small sample or biopsy of skin can show up the same abnormal proteins that accumulate in brain tissue with these disorders, early studies show.

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