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July 7, 2017 1:41 pm

Israeli Doctoral Student Develops Groundbreaking Test for Parkinson’s Disease

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Stereotactic surgery, which is used to treat Parkinson’s disease. Photo: Wikimedia Commons.

JNS.org – Suaad Abd-Elhadi, a doctoral student at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, has won an innovation award for developing a new groundbreaking tool that could lead to earlier detection of Parkinson’s disease.

Abd-Elhadi’s “lipid ELISA” test could also improve monitoring of the disease’s progression and a patient’s response to treatment. ELISA stands for enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay. Abd-Elhadi received Hebrew University’s Kaye Innovation Award, which was established by British pharmaceutical industrialist Isaac Kaye in 1994.

Parkinson’s is the second-leading degenerative disease among the elderly in the US, after Alzheimer’s. Using Abd-Elhadi’s diagnosis technique, Parkinson’s can be detected before symptoms start showing.

“Earlier diagnosis can help by seeing how a given drug affects the progress of the disease,” Abd-Elhadi said, Haaretz reported.

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