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Member Research and Reports

Iowa Co-Authors First Major Study Results from Parkinson’s Progression Markers Initiative

A recent study published in the journal JAMA Neurology takes the first major steps toward predicting who will get Parkinson's disease and what the course of their progression will be. The study examined the spinal fluid of 63 people newly diagnosed with Parkinson's and 39 healthy people without the disease. It found subtle differences between their levels of certain proteins known to be involved in the disease.