Parkinson’s Disease has a distinctive odour for certain gifted individuals, which has been analysed chemically and may now be replicated for automated detection by machine. This may, in future, permit earlier diagnosis and open the possibilities for timely treatments to slow or halt the progression of this disease.
Quigley, E. (2019). Parkinson’s smell test explained by science. Scotland: BBC Health News / BBC Scotland News, March 20th 2019.
This relates to:
Trivedi, DK. Sinclair, E. Xu, Y. [et al] (2019). Discovery of volatile biomarkers of Parkinson’s Disease from sebum. ACS Central Science. March 20th 2019. [Epub ahead of print].
Quigley, E. (2015). The woman who can smell Parkinson’s disease. Scotland: BBC Health News / BBC Scotland News, October 22nd 2015.