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Japanese researchers develop drug to visualize Parkinson’s disease in living patients

Researchers in Japan have developed a new imaging tool that can visualize how an abnormal protein builds up in the brains of people with Parkinson’s disease and Lewy body dementia.

The studyled by researchers at the National Institutes for Quantum Science and Technology (QST) and published Thursday in the journal Neuron, could help improve our understanding of the diseases for which there are currently no cures.

A protein called alpha-synuclein is known to build up in the brains of people with Parkinson’s disease and Lewy body dementia, forming clumps called fibrils. But detecting these fibrils in living patients is difficult.

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