Test for early Alzheimer’s diagnosis shows promise

An experimental test to detect minute differences in the brain caused by Alzheimer’s disease works in the lab, Canadian researchers say.

Prof. Vassilios Papadopoulos, director of the McGill University Health Centre’s Research Institute, and his co-authors published their findings about the test in Wednesday’s issue of the Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease.

Papadopoulos and his co-authors used a blood test to look for biochemical changes in the blood of 39 people with Alzheimer’s disease, 40 healthy people of the same age, and another seven people with mild cognitive impairment — mild changes in memory and thinking abilities that can be noticed but don’t compromise everyday activities and functioning. Read more

Categories: Genetics

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