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BIDMC Researchers Identify Possible Biomarker for Parkinson’s Disease

Although Parkinson’s disease is the second most prevalent neurodegenerative disorder in the U.S., there are no standard clinical tests available to identify this widespread condition. As a result, Parkinson’s disease often goes unrecognized until late in its progression, when the brain’s affected neurons have already been destroyed and telltale motor symptoms such as tremor and rigidity have already appeared.

Hyperion Medical Introduces the Sudoscan

Hyperion Medical is recently announced the availability of the FDA approved SudoScan device to the medical community. The SudoScan device is a new solution for Sudorimetry, measuring of the sweat gland function as a biomarker for autonomic nervous system (ANS) function.

Measurement of Salivary Cortisol and Salivary Alpha-Amylase Together Provide a More Complete Assessment of the Stress Response

A recent internal survey of scientific literature carried out at Salimetrics has shown a sharp increase of interest in salivary alpha-amylase, an important enzyme found in saliva. This peak of interest is largely due to the use of this salivary component as a biomarker related to stress and nervous activity in psychobiological studies.