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  • New blood test for Alzheimer's can accurately predict disease years before brain scan, researchers say

    Source: https://www.foxnews.com/health/blood...rs-before-scan

    New blood test for Alzheimer's can accurately predict disease years before brain scan, researchers say
    By Michael Bartiromo | Fox News

    Researchers at the Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis claim to have determined a method for diagnosing Alzheimer’s dementia via a blood test, possibly years before a brain scan would be able to detect the disease.

    Reporting on their findings in the medical journal Neurology, researchers say the test would analyze the levels of specific amyloid proteins, believed to be an indicator of Alzheimer’s. Together with other factors, including age and genetics, the researchers say their test is 94 percent accurate...

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