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People with sleep disorders and Parkinson's have differences in fMRI scansOPDC Clinical Research Fellow Dr Michal Rolinski and other OPDC investigators have recently published their new results in the journal "Brain". Dr Rolinski's research focused on people with REM sleep behaviour disorder (RBD) and Parkinson's using resting-state fMRI.  These brain scans could find differences in cases of RBD and Parkinson's from controls with high sensitivity (96%) and specificity (74-78%). These scans suggest the network connectivity in the basal ganglia region of the brain may reveal future Parkinsons before motor symptoms appear.

Full Article: Rolinski et al., (2016) Basal ganglia dysfunction in idiopathic REM sleep behaviour disorder parallels that in early Parkinson's disease. Brain, PMID:27297241