New research might aid prediction of neurodegenerative diseases

Research conducted by Stephen Morairty, Ph.D., and Simon Fisher, Ph.D. might help understand exactly what is going on before the onset of the symptoms of a neurodegenerative diseases such as Huntington’s, Alzheimer’s, and Parkinson’s.

The researchers have found certain biomarkers, through conducting an electroencephalography in a mouse with Huntinghton’s, that might map how the disease develops and, especially, that a neurodegenerative disease is developing.

You can find more information on why electroencephalography was used here.

This would be extremely useful, given that for a lot of people who end up suffering from symptoms related to Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s and Huntington’s, there is no cure that could stop or revert the progress of the disease. This is because, by the time the symptoms appear, the neurodegenerative disease is already succeeding in degenerating the neurons in the brain.

Further studies are needed to confirm a test the biomarkers that have been identified by this research. However, this is already an important advance worth noting in the medical world.