Scientific American: A New Way to Detect Parkinson’s—by Smell

Scientific American: A New Way to Detect Parkinson’s—by Smell

Scent has been used as a diagnostic tool by physicians for thousands of years. But smell tests are not common in modern medicine—when’s the last time you were smelled by your doctor or received a batch of smell results back from the lab? Now, new research suggests that odors can be used to screen for Parkinson’s disease, which currently is without a definitive diagnostic.

Scientific American: A New Way to Detect Parkinson’s—by Smell