Sniffing out Parkinson: A UK innovation offers early detection hope – The Jerusalem Post

The Manchester Institute of Biotechnology (MIB) is looking into the possibility people suffering from Parkinson may omit a unique scent because of sebum, an oily material found in human skin.

Thanks to the generous support of the Michael J. Fox Foundation and Parkinson UK, scientists took to heart the observation by the wife of a Parkinson patient by the name of Les Milne who complained his scent changed – six years before he was officially diagnosed. She described the smell as woody and musky.

Source: Sniffing out Parkinson: A UK innovation offers early detection hope – The Jerusalem Post