A simple smell test could help doctors to identify which patients in a vegetative state will recover. 100% of patients in a vegetative state who reacted to the sniff test went on to regain consciousness. 91% of those were still alive three years post-injury.
Columbia researchers have identified a way in which to determine if a patient with MCI may respond to cholinesterase inhibitors.
Rockefeller researchers have developed a new diagnostic test that could help with early detection of disorders associated with olfaction problems, such as Alzheimer's and Parkinson's.
A new smell test could help doctors identify those at risk of developing Parkinson's disease up to 10 years before symptoms appear.