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PHOTO COURTESY OF DR. RUBEN SMITH, LUND UNIVERSIT
Y, SWEDEN PET SCANS: Scientists have demonstrated for the very first time that misfolded alpha-Syn can be measured in patients’ brains. Clear increase in retention in MSA patients in cerebellar white matter and cerebellar peduncles. MSA-C = Multiple System Atrophy Cerebellar phenotype; SUVR = Standardized Uptake Value Ratio CONTROL, 52 CONTROL, 69 MSA–C, 55 MSA–C, 63 Multiple System Atrophy (MSA) MSA is a rare, degenerative neurological disorder affecting the body’s involuntary functions, including blood pressure, breathing, bladder function and motor control. MSA causes deterioration and shrinkage of portions of the brain that regulate internal body functions, digestion and motor control. MSA is difficult to diagnose and is often confused with Parkinson’s disease.