Scientists May Have Found How to Diagnose Elusive Neuro Disorder (PSP)

Discovery of unique pattern of proteins in the spinal fluid of patients may help with earlier diagnosis and new treatments for progressive supranuclear palsy (PSP). 

Progressive supranuclear palsy (PSP), a mysterious and deadly neurological disorder, usually goes undiagnosed until after a patient dies and an autopsy is performed. But now, UC San Francisco researchers have found a way to identify the condition while patients are still alive. A study appearing in Neurology on July 3 has found a pattern in the spinal fluid of PSP patients, using a new high-throughput technology that can measure thousands of proteins in a tiny drop of fluid. The article is titled “CSF Proteomics in Patients with Progressive Supranuclear Palsy.”
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