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This Scottish Woman Can Smell Parkinson's Disease

10/23/2015 02:22 EDT | Updated 10/23/2015 02:59 EDT

A Scottish woman’s strange ability could change the lives of people with a debilitating disorder.

Joy Milne, from Perth, Scotland, can smell Parkinson’s disease, according to the BBC.

Her husband died in June of the disease, but six years before he was diagnosed, she noticed a change in his smell, what she called "a musky smell.”

Scientists carried out a study to see if Milne could actually detect Parkinson's.

Watch the video above to find out what they discovered.

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